Food for Thought...

Local Burger Is Much More Than Your Average Burger Joint

NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Located at 16 Main Street in Northampton and at 82 Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire, Local Burger is a family owned restaurant launched in December of 2008 (Northampton location) by Jeff Igneri and his wife, brothers Steve and Chris and his father, Joe. The doors of the Keene restaurant location opened in 2012.

Article by Joe Milliken * Photos courtesy of Local Burger>

Originally from Long Island and a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence,(Masters Degree in Hospitality Administration) Jeff spent some 20 years in the restaurant industry before launching Local Burger with his family. “I’ve worked in restaurants, country clubs, night clubs, hotels and even a boutique hotel on Shelter Island, New York,” Jeff Igneri said in a recent Standing Room Only interview.

All You Need is a Sack of Potatoes...

I had a roommate in college who lived on a limited budget. He worked at a department store about eight hours a week. I'm not even sure when he worked, but I guess you can fit eight hours into a week pretty much anywhere.

Photos by Jon Micklos

Paul liked potatoes, he made them everyday. Some days he served himself four styles of potato on one plate; baked, mashed, scalloped, fried, he was creative. He'd cash his $40 paycheck at work and walk to the grocery store, buy a 5 lb. bag of potatoes and a 12-pak of Red, White & Blue, a fine cheap beer.

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