Socks nailed over fireplaces. Bee Gees holiday albums. Malls.
Making it all tolerable: family time. Wait, no: burgers.
So rejoice for Burger Dive, a new oasis for the kind of sustenance you’ll need this season (namely, burgers and fried pickles coated in beer-and-pretzel batter), soft-opening today in Somerville.
Brought to you by the guys behind Papagayo and Max & Dylan’s, this is a 45-seat burger heaven swathed in salvaged wood and industrial-y aluminum. Translation: the perfect place to rest, regroup and eat some meat sandwiches after surviving a trip with your Aunt Beatrice to the Assembly Row Mall.
About those meat sandwiches: you’ll definitely want to try the 50/50 Baconator burger, which contains cubes of bacon stuffed into the patties. And you’ll want to wash it down with one of the eight milkshakes, in flavors like vanilla, s’mores and toasted marshmallow.
And if you don’t think you have the strength to make it to Somerville, read this: they’ve also got a PT Cruiser shaped like a giant burger that can dispense burgers (via its six-foot mobile grill) at tailgating events and private parties.
All old-timey cars should be cheeseburger-compatible.