first taste: Zee Burger in Woodbury, CT

There’s a new burger joint in Woodbury, CT. If you’re like me and don’t often venture north of the Merritt Parkway, that’s Litchfield County, just north of 84. Chef Carole Peck (below) recently opened Zee Burger across the parking lot from her well-known Good News Cafe. We met up with Amy and Ryan, on the heels of a big Saturday lunch rush. Scoping out the line, the 4 of us wisely opted to return later in the day. Unfortunately, we had early dinner plans in New Preston so I mostly photographed the food and didn’t take more than a few bites.

We placed our order at the counter and the food was delivered to our outdoor table.

Not into burgers? Zee Burger hasn’t forgotten about you.

1/4 lb Zee Burger with the works.

All Zee burgers are made with grass-fed beef.

Forget Heinz’s. Behold Carole’s ketsup.

I’m sure you can see from the photos, a lot of care is being taken with the food. Isn’t this brioche roll just beautiful?

Zee Mean Kobe Beef Dog with Smoked Jalapeno Relish (left). Hand Cut Fries (right).

Next time I’m in the area I’ll certainly be back for my own order of zee burger & fries.
Zee is still very new on the scene, so I recommend visiting before or after peak meal times.

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  1. @serich: That’s a shame to hear you are so disappointed with your experience at Zee Burger. I didn’t take more than one bite of anything, except the fries. Just took the photos (which I promise) are from Zee! During our visit the kitchen was definitely backed up, so hopefully with some time to settle in, things will improve. I plan to return when I can eat a proper meal and will report back with more photos.

  2. serich

    I have no idea what this dialogue above is all about and where these photos of the food came from. no resemblance to my experience last week. The disappointment was hard to overstate. waaaayyyy to expensive. my $7 burger was about the size of Swedish meatball. the kale salad like a bag of kale from the grocery accompanied very sweet dressing. The felafel was the really big downer of the evening. i did not recognize it as felafel. inedible. so sad. i was hoping for so much more. left feeling cheated and hungry.

  3. Obviously you will want to get a burger, but make sure to also try a dog and the fries and the homemade ketchup. I wish I could share more, but that’s all I sampled on our first trip. While you are there I also recommend a stop at Ovens of France for an almond croissant. It’s just across the parking lot.

  4. @chadgroupon

    What would you recommend when I go?

  5. Ready when you are! Those fries are dangerous. Don’t let me get my own order.

  6. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed that hot dog. When do we go back?

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