This happened last night. This being the bash style burger at Burger & Barrel. As the picture suggests, it was pretty epic…juicy and cheesy, with just the right amount of pickles and special sauce in every bite.

This happened last night. This being the bash style burger at Burger & Barrel. As the picture suggests, it was pretty epic…juicy and cheesy, with just the right amount of pickles and special sauce in every bite.

Some of the kids I work with have been doing a “Burger Off” which is basically just an excuse for them go out to a new burger place every couple of weeks. Decided this week to join them…and I picked the right week. The beauty above was courtesy of Burger Joint, which is a hole-in-the-wall ultra casual place in the Parker Meridian. Worth checking out.

Some of the kids I work with have been doing a “Burger Off” which is basically just an excuse for them go out to a new burger place every couple of weeks. Decided this week to join them…and I picked the right week. The beauty above was courtesy of Burger Joint, which is a hole-in-the-wall ultra casual place in the Parker Meridian. Worth checking out.

Just had a pretty epic meal at The Chicago Diner. I’ll post more later, but for now, marvel at this beauty of a black bean burger.

Just had a pretty epic meal at The Chicago Diner. I’ll post more later, but for now, marvel at this beauty of a black bean burger.

You want a good veggie burger? Well here’s where…

Trying to find a good veggie burger in New York can be intimidating. But once you find a few, it’s a whole new world out there. Because veggie burgers shouldn’t fall apart in your hands (cough, Mel’s Burgers) or taste like straight-up carrots. When done right, they are just as delicious as their meaty counterparts. Here are three NYC versions you should try, depending on your taste/mood:

For those who like savory + sweet: Head to Community Food & Juice for their (delicious) house veggie burger. It’s served with avocado mayo and spicy tomato jam, as well as all of the usual burger fixings.

Don’t think a veggie burger can be hearty? You’re wrong - so wrong. I recently chowed down on the veggie burger at Westville, which is packed with veggies and topped with mixed mushrooms. I think the only reason I was able to finish it all was because it was my first meal of the day. If you’ve seen me eat, you know that’s saying something.

If you’re looking for a way to try seitan, or gently force it on someone else, the burger at Candle Cafe is probably your best bet. It’s grilled seitan served simply on a seeded bun. Accessible and tasty - what more could you ask for?

Make this a turkey burger, and it’s basically a thanksgiving burger. In which case, I’m sold.
thatluciegirl:

Brie and Cranberry Burger

Make this a turkey burger, and it’s basically a thanksgiving burger. In which case, I’m sold.

thatluciegirl:

Brie and Cranberry Burger

On Wednesday, I (finally!) made it to 4food. Took me long enough…I feel like I’ve been talking about this place since it opened last fall. Oh wait, I have.
I took along a group of coworkers, including Jonathan Valdez, of Orange Juice and Biscuits. We made the trek from the office, and upon entering, were immediately overwhelmed. So many choices, so little time. Their burgers are shaped like donuts (in other words, there is a hole in the middle). This means that along with picking out the bread, type of meat, condiments, and extras, you get to pick out a scoop of something to fill the hole (mushrooms&onions, avocado&chili mango, mac&cheese, etc.).
I’d been having burger cravings all week, so I went with a pretty classic order (brioche, turkey burger, mushroom&onions scoop, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, ketchup). When they handed me the receipt, I was excited to see my order’s custom calorie count on it (425). A nice touch.
Deciding to sit upstairs, we soon got distracted by the jumbo screen that takes up half a wall, from floor to ceiling. Along with other media, the screen often flashes with the most recent Twitter mentions of “4foodnyc" So we buried ourselves into our phones, and Jonathan soon managed to take over the length of the entire screen (at which point, we all cut in). The screen definitely encouraged us to "join the conversation" in a way that I haven’t seen done as well (at least, in-store) before.
Oh, and the burgers? Pretty damn good. Good enough that I’m planning to put 4food on my delivery rotation list. (Of course, if you’re by Grand Central, I recommend going in person and tweeting your thoughts live…)

On Wednesday, I (finally!) made it to 4food. Took me long enough…I feel like I’ve been talking about this place since it opened last fall. Oh wait, I have.

I took along a group of coworkers, including Jonathan Valdez, of Orange Juice and Biscuits. We made the trek from the office, and upon entering, were immediately overwhelmed. So many choices, so little time. Their burgers are shaped like donuts (in other words, there is a hole in the middle). This means that along with picking out the bread, type of meat, condiments, and extras, you get to pick out a scoop of something to fill the hole (mushrooms&onions, avocado&chili mango, mac&cheese, etc.).

I’d been having burger cravings all week, so I went with a pretty classic order (brioche, turkey burger, mushroom&onions scoop, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, ketchup). When they handed me the receipt, I was excited to see my order’s custom calorie count on it (425). A nice touch.

Deciding to sit upstairs, we soon got distracted by the jumbo screen that takes up half a wall, from floor to ceiling. Along with other media, the screen often flashes with the most recent Twitter mentions of “4foodnyc" So we buried ourselves into our phones, and Jonathan soon managed to take over the length of the entire screen (at which point, we all cut in). The screen definitely encouraged us to "join the conversation" in a way that I haven’t seen done as well (at least, in-store) before.

Oh, and the burgers? Pretty damn good. Good enough that I’m planning to put 4food on my delivery rotation list. (Of course, if you’re by Grand Central, I recommend going in person and tweeting your thoughts live…)

Eater combined some of New York City’s favorite burgers into one giant New York Monster burger! From top to bottom: Minetta Tavern’s Black Label Burger, Bill’s Bar & Burger’s Classic Burger, Shake Shack Shackburger, DBGB’s Piggie, Frenchie, and Yankee burgers, and Ai Fiore’s White Label Burger.

Eater combined some of New York City’s favorite burgers into one giant New York Monster burger! From top to bottom: Minetta Tavern’s Black Label Burger, Bill’s Bar & Burger’s Classic Burger, Shake Shack Shackburger, DBGB’s Piggie, Frenchie, and Yankee burgers, and Ai Fiore’s White Label Burger.