Burger Blitzkrieg

IT’S BURGER TIME!!! Remember this game?

Burger Time

The burger craze of NYC has revved up to fucking high gear by now. It’s a full-on onslaught offensive, the likes of which has not been seen since the German Blitzkrieg.

BURGER PROPAGANDA FINAL small

You may want to prime your eyeballs with this amazing video too.

Then there’s this masterpiece… If this doesn’t get you into a burger mood then you are not human:

THE SOUP DUMPLING BURGER

On the other hand, if you are like many other burger aficionados, you may be a purist. Ground beef, cheese, buns. Avoid complications.

I may be a bit late to the burger party, but below is a collection of places I’ve dined at for burgers.

Keep in mind when reading these reviews that I tend to favor a potato bun, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo. I almost always go for jalapenos, especially if they are fresh (not pickled), and I will sometimes get bacon. Also, I hate burgers that stack up too high and become unruly to eat. Last, I cut my burgers in half. I hate when I get food on my face, and cutting the burger makes me feel like I am having a neater meal for some weird reason. For a little bit more on what needs to be done to craft the best burger, check out my post called “The Secrets to Crafting a Great Burger.”

Here are my top five restaurant burgers, in no particular order:

Here are my top five fast casual burgers, also in no particular order:

Below is a full alphabetical listing of all the burgers I chowed down on throughout the area:

  1. 1 2 3 Burger Shot Beerwpid-20150422_125202_lls.jpg
  2. 5 Boro Burger
    5 boro burger 7
  3. 5 Napkin Burger
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  4. 21 Club
    DSC03929
  5. 77 West (Bahamas)
    dsc05490
  6. The Ainsworth (Chelsea)
    DSC05085
  7. Alfie’s
    20141028_220355
  8. All American
    all american
  9. The Anthony
    dsc07393
  10. Bar Boulud
    DSC06601
  11. Bar Sardine
    DSC02096
  12. Bareburger
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  13. Beach Bunnies (Ft. Lauderdale)
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  14. Beautique
    dsc09354
  15. The Bedford
    dsc07677
  16. Big Daddy’s
    DSC07520
  17. Big Nick’s
    big nick burger
  18. Bill’s Bar & Burger
    20141120_182941_LLS
  19. The Black Derby
    black-derby-burger
  20. Black Iron Burger
    20141009_185858
  21. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
    DSC07936
  22. Bo Caphe
    DSC08490
  23. Bonnie’s Grill
    dsc07547
  24. Boucherie
  25. Bowery Meat CompanyDSC02464
  26. The Breslin
    DSC03905
  27. BRGR
    DSC03209
  28. Brickyard Gastropub
    burger stack
  29. The Brindle Room
    brindle burger 1 fixed
  30. Bully’s Burgers (Hawaii)
    20150902_123727
  31. Burger & Barrel
    B&B classic
  32. Burger & Lobster
    DSC03181
  33. Burger Bistro
    DSC00887
  34. Burger Fi
    upper east side burgers 034
  35. Burger Heaven
    20150624_130343
  36. The Burger Joint
    wpid-20140917_131729_lls.jpg
  37. Burger King’s Halloween Whopper
    DSC07957
  38. Burgers & Cupcakes
    20150915_173943
  39. Burger Shack (Bahamas)
    dsc05120
  40. Burke & Wills
    DSC08667
  41. BV’s Grill (CLOSED)
    DSC06831
  42. Cafe O’Lei (Hawaii)
    20150831_135508
  43. Caliente Cab
    dsc07909
  44. The Capital Grill
    20141016_172806_LLS
  45. Charly’s
    DSC01210
  46. Cheeseburger in Paradise (Hawaii)
    20150903_181414
  47. Church Street Tavern
    DSC01017 from raw
  48. Circo
    DSC04772
  49. Clarke’s Standard (CLOSED)
    DSC01973
  50. The Clocktower
    DSC01520 clocktower
  51. Concrete
    concrete burger
  52. Corner Bistro
    20141220_122506_LLS
  53. Cow Pig Bun (Hawaii)
    20150831_185345
  54. Dag’s Patio Cafe
    20141030_185047_LLS
  55. DB Bistro Moderne
    DSC06807
  56. Del Frisco’s Grille
    DSC00736 final
  57. E’s Bar
    Es bar 1
  58. Ear Inn
    DSC01224
  59. Ed’s Chowder House
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  60. Empire Diner (CLOSED)
    empire diner burger 2
  61. Empire Steakhouse East
    DSC02543-2-2
  62. Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food
  63. The Fat Monk
  64. Five Guys Burger & Fries
    20141203_161827_LLS
  65. Flame
    20150510_123645_LLS
  66. Fufu+
    20150929_132021
  67. Gebhard’s Beer Culture
    DSC06339
  68. Genuine Roadside
    20140930_183011_LLS
  69. Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails dsc04421
  70. The Happiest Hour
    DSC06857
  71. Hard Times Sundaes
    DSC07340
  72. Harlem Shake
    DSC06622
  73. Heartland Brewery
    wpid-wp-1433180218511.jpeg
  74. Hooters (CLOSED)
    20141215_180626_LLS
  75. House of Brews
    HoB burger
  76. Hudson Eatery
    DSC01830
  77. International Wings Factory
  78. The Irish Pub
    irish pub stack
  79. Iron Bar
    20141109_160902_LLS
  80. Island Burger
    island burg
  81. Jack’s Sliders & Sushi
    DSC00735
  82. Jackson Hole
    jackson burger
  83. Jasper’s Taphouse & Kitchen
    burger stacked up jasper
  84. Jeffrey’s Grocery
    DSC06514
  85. Jeremy’s Ale House
    DSC07618
  86. J.G. Melon
    DSC01556
  87. Jimbo’s
     dsc09230
  88. Joe’s Bar
    DSC03400
  89. Joe’s Sirloin Burger
    DSC01734
  90. Johnny Rocket’s
    rocket burger
  91. Jones Wood Foundry
    DSC06564
  92. Jonny Panini
    dsc02485-fixed
  93. Joy Burger Bar
    joy burger
  94. Judge Roy Bean Public House
    JRB 2
  95. Kings of Kobe
  96. Kingside
    DSC06402
  97. L & L Drive Inn (Hawaii)
    20150902_152159
  98. La Frite
    DSC04079
  99. The Lambs Club
    DSC04113
  100. Landmarc
    DSC02513
  101. Le Cirque
    DSC07177
  102. Le Rivage
    DSC05380
  103. Louie’s Backyard (Key West)
    DSC09870
  104. Lucky’s Famous Burgers
    lucky burger
  105. M. Wells
    20140305_195739_LLS
  106. The Malt House (West Village)
    DSC09712
  107. The Malt House (FiDi)
    wagyu burger fixed
  108. Manhattan Proper
    DSC03109
  109. McHales
    20141014_183447_LLS
  110. Mel’s Burger Bar
    20150613_134334
  111. Melt Shop
    DSC00902
  112. Mikey’s
    mikeys burger
  113. Minetta Tavern
    DSC06102
  114. Montmartre (CLOSING 3/16)
    DSC02412
  115. Mother Burger
    wpid-20140818_181650_lls.jpg
  116. The National
    DSC06385
  117. Nelly Spillane’s
    DSC03426
  118. Nevada Smith’s
    nevada smith
  119. New York Burger Co.
    DSC05138
  120. Nicky’s on the Bay
    nickys on the bay
  121. North River Lobster Company
    20150703_125157
  122. NYY Steak
    20141121_125152_LLS
  123. Old Town
    DSC01939
  124. Pao de Queijo
    DSC05881
  125. Parlor Steakhouse
    DSC03785
  126. The Penrose
    upper east side burgers 024
  127. Peter Luger Steakhouse (Brooklyn)
  128. Pete’s Tavern
    DSC01955
  129. Pier A Harbor House
    20150725_173424
  130. Pig Bleecker
  131. P.J. Carney’s
    20141122_141155_LLS
  132. P.J. Clarke’s
    20140719_124629_LLS
  133. Pomodoro Rosso
    pomodoro burger
  134. Porter House
    DSC08707
  135. Redeye Grill
    DSC03418
  136. Resto (CLOSED)
    DSC01689 resto no logo
  137. Rosie O’Grady’s Saloon
    wpid-20141028_122349_lls.jpg
  138. Rothman’s (CLOSED)
    rothmanns 3
  139. Route 66 Cafe
    20141112_191304_LLS
  140. Ruby’s
    DSC03362
  141. Salvation Burger
    DSC01666-2
  142. Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
    20141211_175742_LLS
  143. Shake Shack
    20141206_233847_LLS
  144. The Shakespeare
    DSC07224
  145. Smashburger
    DSC03411
  146. The Smith
    DSC05183
  147. Smokey Burger
    DSC02554
  148. Spiegel
    DSC00633
  149. The Spotted Pig
    DSC02321
  150. Stagecoach Tavern
    burger slice stagecoach
  151. Steak n’ Shake
    20141112_200348_LLS
  152. Stecchino (CLOSED)
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  153. Tanner Smith’s
    DSC08542
  154. Taproom No.307
    20150719_122307
  155. Ted’s Montana Grill
    DSC00920
  156. Teddy’s Bigger Burger (Hawaii)
    20150905_115911
  157. Thalia
    20141026_211734_LLS
  158. T.J. Finley’s
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  159. T.J.’s Hero Shop
    20140309_133622_LLS
  160. Umami Burger
    DSC01194
  161. Vaucluse
  162. The Villager
    DSC04377
  163. Wahlburgers
    DSC06202
  164. The Whiskey (Orlando)
    DSC00127
  165. White Castle
    WC cheese
  166. Whitman’s (at City Kitchen)
    DSC04195
  167. Wicked Willy’s
    DSC03722

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