Now that grilling season is in full effect, many Manhattanites will be heading to any kind of barbecue, party or whatnot to enjoy the best of the best in steaks, chicken, and my personal favorite… burgers! So why not stop by some really awesome restaurants that can give you that grill and chill feeling just as much as the next party you are going to? [Read more…] about Delicious Burgers to Devour from NYC’s Hottest Restaurants
One of my favorite burger joints in New York City is pairing up with an amazing craft beer company to celebrate the best of two worlds all under one roof. Tonight, the 5 Napkin Burger location in Union Square, right off the L train, will be hosting a Captain Lawrence Beer Dinner tonight at 7pm. The event will pair some of the best seasonal craft beers with 5 Napkin Burger’s signature dishes that have made them one of the best burger places to go to in the best city for food in the world.
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Peanut Butter & Bacon on a Burger? Say What?
As someone who considers themselves a pretty serious foodie, I am always on the lookout for what is next and big in the heart of New York City. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon this article on the website Thrillist which had a link devoted to what they thought are the five best burgers in NYC. After quickly perusing the list, the one that really caught my eye was Whitman’s “Juicy Lucy” (See above photo). It might have been my insane hunger urges, but I quickly made reservations to go to this lovely and quaint joint nestled in the East Village to test drive Ms. Lucy and see what else they had in store for my and my friend.
The place itself has an upstairs and downstairs seating. The upstairs part looks pretty similar to a ton of other burger joints out there, but I loved the downstairs part as it reminded me oddly enough of being on a ship of sorts. We were first treated to a bowl of their local pickles, to which I love as I happen to be a big pickle lover (Go ahead, “That’s What She Said”.) Each of them had a distinct taste that was tart and sour and I happened to like each one. We also split their wedge salad which tasted really fresh and had the most important topping of all toppings on it- Bacon. Anytime you infuse bacon into something it is generally a very good thing, and this wasn’t a disappointment whatsoever. So far, so good.
Then came the entrees. I of course opted to try what Thrillist described so brilliantly about their “Juicy Lucy”. This burger consisted of beef short rib, pimento cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, spicy pickles and special sauce. Overall I thought the burger was quite tasty and the special sauce definitely added a nice zing to it. My friend tried something on a much different course, their PB&B burgers, consisted of two things you would never think would go together- peanut butter and bacon. You got that right folks- Peanut Butter on a burger. He told me that it tasted really well as he was just as shocked as I was about the flavor combination. To compliment the burgers, they served us some really great fried Kale and homemade fries, which really worked well with the meal. No complaints at this point as well.
To finish it off, they made us a ice cream cookie sandwich, and the cookies themselves were made fresh on the spot for us. As odd as this sounds, that was my favorite meal out of all of them. I love when you can taste the freshness in ingredients, especially sweets, and their cookie sandwich did not let either of us down. Overall, a 9 out of 10 in my books, adding in that the service was phenomenal to boot.
If you are ever in the east village, go ahead and try Whitman’s out. From this foodie’s perspective, as well as Thrillist’s, they are definitely one to watch out for when it comes to being one of the best burgers in Manhattan on top of so many other things. Take a look at their website for further information.
406 East 9th Street