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.

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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 Beer
  2. 5 Boro Burger
  3. 5 Napkin Burger
  4. 21 Club
  5. 77 West (Bahamas)
  6. The Ainsworth (Chelsea)
  7. Alfie’s
  8. All American
  9. The Anthony
  10. Antique Bar & Bakery
  11. Bar Boulud
  12. Bar Sardine
  13. Bareburger
  14. Beach Bunnies (Ft. Lauderdale)
  15. Beautique
  16. The Bedford
  17. Bedford & Co.
  18. Big Daddy’s
  19. Big Nick’s
  20. Bill’s Bar & Burger
  21. The Black Derby
  22. Black Iron Burger
  23. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
  24. Bo Caphe
  25. Bonnie’s Grill
  26. Boucherie
  27. Bowery Meat Company
  28. The Breslin
  29. BRGR
  30. Brickyard Gastropub
  31. The Brindle Room
  32. Bully’s Burgers (Hawaii)
  33. Burger & Barrel
  34. Burger & Lobster
  35. Burger Bistro
  36. Burger Fi
  37. Burger Heaven
  38. The Burger Joint
  39. Burger King’s Halloween Whopper
  40. Burgers & Cupcakes
  41. Burger Shack (Bahamas)
  42. Burke & Wills
  43. BV’s Grill (CLOSED)
  44. Cafe O’Lei (Hawaii)
  45. Caliente Cab
  46. The Capital Grill
  47. Charly’s
  48. Cheeseburger in Paradise (Hawaii)
  49. Church Street Tavern
  50. Circo
  51. Clarke’s Standard (CLOSED)
  52. The Clocktower
  53. Concrete
  54. Corner Bistro
  55. Cow Pig Bun (Hawaii)
  56. Dag’s Patio Cafe
  57. DB Bistro Moderne
  58. Delmonico’s
  59. Del Frisco’s Grille
  60. E’s Bar
  61. Ear Inn
  62. Ed’s Chowder House
  63. Empire Diner
  64. Empire Steakhouse East
  65. Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food
  66. The Fat Monk
  67. Five Guys Burger & Fries
  68. Flame
  69. Fufu+
  70. Gebhard’s Beer Culture
  71. Genuine Roadside
  72. Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails
  73. The Happiest Hour
  74. Hard Times Sundaes
  75. Harlem Shake
  76. Heartland Brewery
  77. Hooters (CLOSED)
  78. House of Brews
  79. Hudson Eatery
  80. International Wings Factory
  81. The Irish Pub
  82. Iron Bar
  83. Island Burger
  84. Jack’s Sliders & Sushi
  85. Jackson Hole
  86. Jasper’s Taphouse & Kitchen
  87. Jeffrey’s Grocery
  88. Jeremy’s Ale House
  89. J.G. Melon
  90. Jimbo’s
  91. Joe’s Bar
  92. Joe’s Sirloin Burger
  93. Johnny Rocket’s
  94. Jones Wood Foundry
  95. Jonny Panini
  96. Joy Burger Bar
  97. Judge Roy Bean Public House
  98. Kings of Kobe
  99. Kingside
  100. L & L Drive Inn (Hawaii)
  101. La Frite
  102. The Lambs Club
  103. Landmarc
  104. Le Cirque
  105. Le Rivage
  106. Louie’s Backyard (Key West)
  107. Lucky’s Famous Burgers
  108. M. Wells
  109. The Malt House (West Village)
  110. The Malt House (FiDi)
  111. Manhattan Proper
  112. McHales
  113. Mel’s Burger Bar
  114. Melt Shop
  115. Mikey’s
  116. Minetta Tavern
  117. Montmartre (CLOSING 3/16)
  118. Mother Burger
  119. The National
  120. Nelly Spillane’s
  121. Nevada Smith’s
  122. New York Burger Co.
  123. Nicky’s on the Bay
  124. North River Lobster Company
  125. NYY Steak
  126. Old Town
  127. Pao de Queijo
  128. Parlor Steakhouse
  129. The Penrose
  130. Peter Luger Steakhouse (Brooklyn)
  131. Pete’s Tavern
  132. Pier A Harbor House
  133. Pig Bleecker
  134. P.J. Carney’s
  135. P.J. Clarke’s
  136. Pomodoro Rosso
  137. Porter House
  138. Redeye Grill
  139. Resto (CLOSED)
  140. Rosie O’Grady’s Saloon
  141. Rothman’s (CLOSED)
  142. Route 66 Cafe
  143. Ruby’s
  144. Salvation Burger
  145. Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
  146. Shake Shack
  147. The Shakespeare
  148. Smashburger
  149. The Smith
  150. Smokey Burger
  151. Spiegel
  152. The Spotted Pig
  153. Stagecoach Tavern
  154. Steak n’ Shake
  155. Stecchino (CLOSED)
  156. Tanner Smith’s
  157. Taproom No.307
  158. Ted’s Montana Grill
  159. Teddy’s Bigger Burger (Hawaii)
  160. Thalia
  161. T.J. Finley’s
  162. T.J.’s Hero Shop
  163. Umami Burger
  164. Vaucluse
  165. The Villager
  166. Wahlburgers
  167. The Whiskey (Orlando)
  168. White Castle
  169. Whitman’s (at City Kitchen)
  170. Wicked Willy’s

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