Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

If these articles had been published any later, I’d have accused them of stealing my idea. Alas, I was beaten to the punch. I will accept defeat, however, as The Burger Register has provided Philadelphians and New Yorkers with concise yet comprehensive lists of the best burgers in their respective cities. Not only do they tell you where to go, but they have the inside scoop on the blend of meats used, type of roll, and available cheeses and toppings. The slideshows alone are enough to get me all antsy in my pantsy.

Thank you New York Magazine and Grub Street.

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Corner Bistro, West Village – 331 W 4th St, New York NY 10014 (Find it!)

The second leg of the tour was a little better suited to my pursuit of cheeseburger perfection. Recommended by a good friend and faithful reader, Corner Bistro in Manhattan has been around since the 1820s and has become well known in the city for its tasty (and relatively cheap at $6.75) burgers. My expectations were high after reading several positive reviews online, though I tried to keep them tempered so as not to have another Bridgeview experience. The end result was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had, and Corner Bistro now sits atop my list of all-time favorite burgers.

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Bridgeview Diner, Brooklyn – 9011 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209 (Find it!)

I’ll get this out of the way now: I’m not going to wax poetic about the Bridgeview Diner. I added it to the itinerary of my New York City Burger Tour (do two stops constitute a tour) based on an article by the self-proclaimed Diner Junkie of Brooklyn in which she ranks the Bridgeview as having the best “diner burger” in all of Brooklyn. What I should have considered is that saying best diner burger is a lot like saying best baloney sandwich. It can be a wonderful thing when you’re in the mood, and it’s nice to be able to eat without having to use your teeth, but it it’s still just a baloney sandwich. In short, my disappointment with the Bridgeview burger is mainly a product of my own bloated (pun intended) expectations.

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