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The Met Bar and Grill in Natick and Dedham (with a sister restaurant, The Metropolitan Club, in Chestnut Hill) knows their burgers - and has become rather famous for them in the area. Their "Burger Bar" includes continental creations such as Boston - The Fenway, made with bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried egg on a sesame bun, along with the Manhattan - The Works, made with Swiss cheese, bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms on a sesame seed bun. The Met's international creations include the Paris Burger, made with Brie, fried egg, caramelized onions and truffle mayo on a sesame seed bun - plus a slew of others, like the Tokyo and Mexico City burgers. Even if none of the Met's specialty burgers tickle your fancy, they also have a Make Your Own option.
Now, on to the best part: Every Monday night in Chestnut Hill, The Met Club holds Burger Night from 6 to 10 p.m., where burgers are $4.99 in the Bar & Lounge. Also, the Natick and Dedham locations hold happy hour, where burgers are $1 from 4 to 6 p.m., as well as $2 daily featured burgers. Gourmet, innovative burgers for a buck. Who said you need fast food to eat affordably?
Random note: I know I don't usually blog about music, but I wanted to recommend this album to anyone looking for some new music to listen to. Sal Nastasi, one of the founding members of the band Ready in 10 (out of Long Island), played at one of my best friend's weddings in June. He sent me his CD to listen to, and it really was a great listen. Mainly slow rock, and perfect relaxing, rainy day music. Definitely worth a listen!