The Best Things We Ate in August

Burger at Park Luncheonette in Brooklyn

"We went to the Park Luncheonette in Greenpoint because Slice founder and current pop-up pizza master Adam Kuban told me I had to try the pizza. Well, the pizza was very good, but even though we had ordered five not individually-sized pizzas for the five of us (I swear this was research, not gluttony!) I decided we had to order the Luncheonette Burger ($13) on the side. Our server described it as diner-style, but it was way better than any of the burgers we've had in diners lately. It was a thin griddled burger with a terrific crust that managed to be so juicy that the juice stained my shirt. It came with melted American cheese on both sides of the bun, house-made pickles, lettuce, tomato, Thousand Island Dressing, and a side of outstanding fries. The dressing also made it onto my shirt. Would I sacrifice another shirt for a burger this good? You betcha."—Ed Levine, Founder

[Photo: Vicky Wasik]

Serious Eats team

What's in a month of Serious Eating? A juicy burger, obviously, and some well-balanced pizza. A little high falutin' foie gras, a little friendly mac & cheese. Some steak, a bowl of incredible khao soi, and a couple racks of ribs. Tongue and bone marrow and takoyaki. When we're not at work, we're busy frying chicken and braising lamb on the beach. Check out the tastiest bites we tried this month in the slideshow »