Freemans Introduces ‘Healthy’ Piedmontese Beef Burger

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Freemans has never been known for its burger (in fact, we dont remember ever seeing one on the menu, though were assured it was), but now its getting into the glamburger game. Chef Preston Madson tells us hes now using ground Piedmontese beef, derived from cows that are grass-fed without growth hormones, stimulants, or antibiotics and then finished with vegetarian grain feed. Madson says that the leaner breed of cow produces a more muscular meat that, when turned into a patty, tastes more like ground steak, which of course is what everyone loves about the Minetta burger. (He also mentioned health benefits, but were ignoring that because we never again want to hear hamburger and omega-3 in the same sentence.) Insieme has also served a Piedmontese burger, albeit one rich with lardo. This healthy one costs $14 with fries if you want to try it at home, exotic meat purveyor Fossil Farms sells the patties (two to a package) for $5.95.