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Remembering Big Nick's Burger & Pizza Joint, Another Departed UWS Institution

New York Sam Levison 21 comments

On Monday morning at around 4 a.m. the Upper West Side was robbed of one of its last greasy spoons. Big Nick's Burger & Pizza Joint, the beloved Upper West Side restaurant, closed its doors to move uptown after years of massive rent hikes and failed negotiations. Its forced departure speaks to just how inhospitable affluent neighborhoods can be for the aging restaurants that support them. More

Big Nick's: Where Everything About the Burger Is Fine, Except for the Beef

A Hamburger Today Nick Solares 14 comments

[Photographs: Nick Solares] Big Nick's 2175 Broadway, New York NY 10024 (at W 77th St.; map); 212-362-9238; bignicksnyc.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: A technically well executed burger let down by less than stellar beef and curious seasoning Want... More

A Deep Dish Disappointment at Big Nick's on the Upper West Side

Slice Nick Solares 18 comments

It brings me no joy to write this review. I, like many New Yorkers, have fond memories of Big Nick's, the venerable Upper West Side dive. Truth be told, I haven't been in there in about 20 years, but I warmly recall eating hearty portions for not very much money whilst stuffed into Big Nick's tight booths, surrounded by a thousand handwritten signs, with the banter of the colorful cast of characters who work and eat there providing much merriment. When I discovered that they serve a Chicago-style pie I decided to make a journey back to the UWS to check it out. More

Alan Richman's Top Five New York Burgers

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 4 comments

Shake ShackBig Nick's Burger & Pizza JointBlue SmokeBurger Joint at Le Parker MeridienPeter Luger And you gotta love Richman for some of his inspired wandering within his blurbs. On Big Nick's: Thank goodness for the internet. For almost two decades... More

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