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 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. Bowery Meat CompanyDSC02464
  25. The Breslin
    DSC03905
  26. BRGR
    DSC03209
  27. Brickyard Gastropub
    burger stack
  28. The Brindle Room
    brindle burger 1 fixed
  29. Bully’s Burgers (Hawaii)
    20150902_123727
  30. Burger & Barrel
    B&B classic
  31. Burger & Lobster
    DSC03181
  32. Burger Bistro
    DSC00887
  33. Burger Fi
    upper east side burgers 034
  34. Burger Heaven
    20150624_130343
  35. The Burger Joint
    wpid-20140917_131729_lls.jpg
  36. Burger King’s Halloween Whopper
    DSC07957
  37. Burgers & Cupcakes
    20150915_173943
  38. Burger Shack (Bahamas)
    dsc05120
  39. Burke & Wills
    DSC08667
  40. BV’s Grill (CLOSED)
    DSC06831
  41. Cafe O’Lei (Hawaii)
    20150831_135508
  42. Caliente Cab
    dsc07909
  43. The Capital Grill
    20141016_172806_LLS
  44. Charly’s
    DSC01210
  45. Cheeseburger in Paradise (Hawaii)
    20150903_181414
  46. Church Street Tavern
    DSC01017 from raw
  47. Circo
    DSC04772
  48. Clarke’s Standard (CLOSED)
    DSC01973
  49. The Clocktower
    DSC01520 clocktower
  50. Concrete
    concrete burger
  51. Corner Bistro
    20141220_122506_LLS
  52. Cow Pig Bun (Hawaii)
    20150831_185345
  53. Dag’s Patio Cafe
    20141030_185047_LLS
  54. DB Bistro Moderne
    DSC06807
  55. Del Frisco’s Grille
    DSC00736 final
  56. E’s Bar
    Es bar 1
  57. Ear Inn
    DSC01224
  58. Ed’s Chowder House
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  59. Empire Diner (CLOSED)
    empire diner burger 2
  60. Empire Steakhouse East
    DSC02543-2-2
  61. Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food
  62. Five Guys Burger & Fries
    20141203_161827_LLS
  63. Flame
    20150510_123645_LLS
  64. Fufu+
    20150929_132021
  65. Gebhard’s Beer Culture
    DSC06339
  66. Genuine Roadside
    20140930_183011_LLS
  67. Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails dsc04421
  68. The Happiest Hour
    DSC06857
  69. Hard Times Sundaes
    DSC07340
  70. Harlem Shake
    DSC06622
  71. Heartland Brewery
    wpid-wp-1433180218511.jpeg
  72. Hooters (CLOSED)
    20141215_180626_LLS
  73. House of Brews
    HoB burger
  74. Hudson Eatery
    DSC01830
  75. International Wings Factory
  76. The Irish Pub
    irish pub stack
  77. Iron Bar
    20141109_160902_LLS
  78. Island Burger
    island burg
  79. Jack’s Sliders & Sushi
    DSC00735
  80. Jackson Hole
    jackson burger
  81. Jasper’s Taphouse & Kitchen
    burger stacked up jasper
  82. Jeffrey’s Grocery
    DSC06514
  83. Jeremy’s Ale House
    DSC07618
  84. J.G. Melon
    DSC01556
  85. Jimbo’s
     dsc09230
  86. Joe’s Bar
    DSC03400
  87. Joe’s Sirloin Burger
    DSC01734
  88. Johnny Rocket’s
    rocket burger
  89. Jones Wood Foundry
    DSC06564
  90. Jonny Panini
    dsc02485-fixed
  91. Joy Burger Bar
    joy burger
  92. Judge Roy Bean Public House
    JRB 2
  93. Kings of Kobe
  94. Kingside
    DSC06402
  95. L & L Drive Inn (Hawaii)
    20150902_152159
  96. La Frite
    DSC04079
  97. The Lambs Club
    DSC04113
  98. Landmarc
    DSC02513
  99. Le Cirque
    DSC07177
  100. Le Rivage
    DSC05380
  101. Louie’s Backyard (Key West)
    DSC09870
  102. Lucky’s Famous Burgers
    lucky burger
  103. M. Wells
    20140305_195739_LLS
  104. The Malt House (West Village)
    DSC09712
  105. The Malt House (FiDi)
    wagyu burger fixed
  106. Manhattan Proper
    DSC03109
  107. McHales
    20141014_183447_LLS
  108. Mel’s Burger Bar
    20150613_134334
  109. Melt Shop
    DSC00902
  110. Mikey’s
    mikeys burger
  111. Minetta Tavern
    DSC06102
  112. Montmartre (CLOSING 3/16)
    DSC02412
  113. Mother Burger
    wpid-20140818_181650_lls.jpg
  114. The National
    DSC06385
  115. Nelly Spillane’s
    DSC03426
  116. Nevada Smith’s
    nevada smith
  117. New York Burger Co.
    DSC05138
  118. Nicky’s on the Bay
    nickys on the bay
  119. North River Lobster Company
    20150703_125157
  120. NYY Steak
    20141121_125152_LLS
  121. Old Town
    DSC01939
  122. Pao de Queijo
    DSC05881
  123. Parlor Steakhouse
    DSC03785
  124. The Penrose
    upper east side burgers 024
  125. Pete’s Tavern
    DSC01955
  126. Pier A Harbor House
    20150725_173424
  127. Pig Bleecker
  128. P.J. Carney’s
    20141122_141155_LLS
  129. P.J. Clarke’s
    20140719_124629_LLS
  130. Pomodoro Rosso
    pomodoro burger
  131. Porter House
    DSC08707
  132. Redeye Grill
    DSC03418
  133. Resto (CLOSED)
    DSC01689 resto no logo
  134. Rosie O’Grady’s Saloon
    wpid-20141028_122349_lls.jpg
  135. Rothman’s (CLOSED)
    rothmanns 3
  136. Route 66 Cafe
    20141112_191304_LLS
  137. Ruby’s
    DSC03362
  138. Salvation Burger
    DSC01666-2
  139. Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
    20141211_175742_LLS
  140. Shake Shack
    20141206_233847_LLS
  141. The Shakespeare
    DSC07224
  142. Smashburger
    DSC03411
  143. The Smith
    DSC05183
  144. Smokey Burger
    DSC02554
  145. Spiegel
    DSC00633
  146. The Spotted Pig
    DSC02321
  147. Stagecoach Tavern
    burger slice stagecoach
  148. Steak n’ Shake
    20141112_200348_LLS
  149. Stecchino (CLOSED)
    wpid-20140830_202010_lls.jpg
  150. Tanner Smith’s
    DSC08542
  151. Taproom No.307
    20150719_122307
  152. Ted’s Montana Grill
    DSC00920
  153. Teddy’s Bigger Burger (Hawaii)
    20150905_115911
  154. Thalia
    20141026_211734_LLS
  155. T.J. Finley’s
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  156. T.J.’s Hero Shop
    20140309_133622_LLS
  157. Umami Burger
    DSC01194
  158. Vaucluse
  159. The Villager
    DSC04377
  160. Wahlburgers
    DSC06202
  161. The Whiskey (Orlando)
    DSC00127
  162. White Castle
    WC cheese
  163. Whitman’s (at City Kitchen)
    DSC04195
  164. Wicked Willy’s
    DSC03722

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