Sam Levison is a college student, SE intern and cheeseburger addict.
hey @max - great recipe (i'd sort of intuited something like this myself over the years), but the real gem is that pot from noodletown still getting put to good use several years later!!
byyye robyn! it was great to write/talk/love burgers with you and good luck in all your adventures!
too real, max...too real
sorry chris - meant chris not max
"carrying the sauce like a backbeat"
damn max that's a greatest hits-level simile
sorry that was a hasty comment. this show is so lame because guy has been to excellent, diner or divey burger spots with tons of character and appreciation for the art of burgers. I know for certain he's been to both White Manna in Hackensack and Blimpy in Ann Arbor...can't believe those didn't make the list, but maybe that's just the audience...
proof that this show is sorta lame
@Max appreciate the callback to big nicks. as a high-school-and-onward New Yorker, I've found that one of the only things I miss in new york is, in fact, Dairy Queen. Was certainly the definitive taste of my summers in southern maine and if I see one in a shopping mall or airport concourse I will not pass without at least getting a small peanut butter cup bliz.
I get that chains suck, but the concept of 1 dairy queen or 1 steak n shake does not turn me off. These are chains serving a unique fast food product that would appeal to people beyond being a 'safe alternative' to neighborhood businesses for wary tourists.
Also, I've been thinking about this a lot recently. On the upper west side, for every GREAT neighborhood spot like Anthi's Greek Food or Celeste there are a dozen throwaways. I'm not saying that a dairy queen belongs on the UWS, but I've often yearned for a Wendy's when my wallet is light and my non-mediocre fast food burger craving high.
great to see another bruno here on SE - hope all is going well remy!
ding dong on 106th is great, as is the incredibly divey sly fox on the bowery - five dollar beer and shot is unheardof in manhattan (go on weeknights or face a college crowd worth crying about). sly fox is also built into a ukranian culture center, which is sorta cool.
@Kenji "to comfort my crushed soul when that-girl-who-was-definitely-the-one-or-at-least-more-the-one-than-the-last-the-one-or-at-least-she-has-a-cute-smile dumped me (again)." the realest words ever. i opt for pop corn + trail mix
did nick solares go? does he even eat steaks cheaper than 70 dollars a person?
hey, i helped produce this segment! and it all comes full circle...
thank god - i've gotten in the habit of hitting up mcdonalds
@jeffoverly agreed about freddie and peppers but nothing in the neighborhood touches Sal and Carmines
@Kenji a great tale as always. my most vivid memory includes a cockroach so I thought I'd leave that out during a time of retrospective celebration
this had been on my list for a while - the only good burger in the neighborhood is harriet's even though its become a bit more uneven (still kicks ass when a good cook is back there)
you've outdone yourself with this one, kenji
@Ben this seemed like a fun afternoon in the office.
about time celeste got some love - this place is so good
@Josh i literally just tweeted kenji last night if he would food lab a Sabra substitute and this seems like just the trick - thanks!
@Ed i'm all with you - but City Diner on 90th, which while not impressive by any means, delivers to my house in roughly 15 minutes regardless of what i order and everything's solid for the price. also a great greek waitstaff and surprisingly good soups
@max honestly there's this place in east hampton that carey went to last summer near the train station that does way overpriced but REALLY yummy italian combos with awesome proscuitto, cappicola and mortadella, solid mozz and an oily pesto instead of oil/vinegar. so good.
god this place looks great, thanks max!