The Emmy Burger (Credit: Emily Bolles)

Dallas import Cane Rosso in Sunset Valley near the Burger Center begins a series of Guest Chef dinners tonight when it welcomes Matthew and Emily Hyland of Brooklyn pizza-centric restaurant Emily and sister restaurant Emmy Squared tonight.

But the New Yorkers won’t be serving up pizza at the Neapolitan pizzeria that opened last year, they’ll be turning out limited quantities of their popular and massive burger that owner Jay Jerrier encountered on a trip East.

The Emmy burger features dry-aged beef, aged Vermont cheddar, a generous amount of secret “Emmy sauce,” and caramelized onions on a Tom Cat Bakery pretzel bun. The Emmy burger has been named one of the Best Burgers in New York City by The Village Voice, Gothamist, TheDaily Meal, Bloomberg, Esquire Magazine, and Brooklyn Magazine.

And, apparently by the Cane Rosso folks.

“I had some of the most memorable meals I’ve had in a long time from both Emily & Emmy Squared. To this day, we can’t stop talking about how good everything was. It’s becoming a problem,” Jerrier said.

Cane Rosso will also be serving the New Yorker’s spicy chicken sandwich, which has its owns legion of fans. The Emmy Burgers costs $20 (a steal compared to the $26 NYC price tag) and the chicken sandwich costs $15.

Proceeds from the sales of the burger will benefit Cane Rosso Rescue, a dog-rescue group founded in 2014 by Jerrier, who named his original pizzeria after his first red vizsla.

The event tonight kicks off a series of dinners in which Cane Rosso will bring in local chefs to create special pizzas. The group includes Eric Silverstein (The Peached Tortilla) on January 16th, Evan LeRoy (formerly of Freedmen’s BBQ, and of the upcoming Leroy & Lewis) on January 23rd, along with Miguel Vidal (Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ), Brandon and  Zane Hunt (Via 313), and Philip Speer (Bonhomie). A portion of the sales from each Guest Chef night will also be donated to the charity of the chef’s choosing.


Review of Cane Rosso from November 2015 lists: Austin’s best hamburgers | Austin’s best pizzas ]]