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Restaurant Spotting: Superiority Complex

Neighborhood: , | Featured in First Bite, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

If you thought the mayhem surrounding Fuku was insane — in the form of up-to-the-minute reports on lines wrapping around 1st Ave. — it can’t hold a candle to the commotion surrounding Superiority Burger and its killer veggie burgers…

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Guide to New York Burger Week 2015

Neighborhood: | Featured in Eating Events

Frankly, we don’t need much of an excuse to eat hamburgers. So when Schweid & Son’s announces that it’s officially New York Burger Week (now in its fourth gut-busting year), we’re more than happy to go with the flow. And if you’re equally willing to gorge on beef patties for the next seven days, you’ll want to check out our run-down of spectacularly scrumptious events…

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Our Guide to New York’s Annual Burger Week

Neighborhood: | Featured in Eating Events

Not like we need an excuse to eat burgers, but May 1st through May 7th just happens to be the Third Annual NY Burger Week. Yes, really. And needless to say, there are a number of especially tasty events being held throughout the city to celebrate. So don your elastic-waisted pants and arm yourself with an extra large bottle of ketchup, because here are seven meat patty-centric parties you won’t want to miss…

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Best Comfort Food – Burger Club

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of

I know it’s called Burger Club, but honestly, I have serious trouble getting past the Braised Short Ribs at this cozy Astoria spot.  Short ribs are a prime comfort food in general, right up there with mashed potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs and chicken pot pie, but Burger Club happens to serve them atop a heap of hand-cut french fries and smothered with your choice of cheese.  And did we mention that its actually considered an appetizer?  If you’re not ready to curl up for a nap in the corner by the time you’re done, be sure to go ahead and try the namesake patties.  The Carolina Burger with slow-cooked pulled pork, pepper jack cheese and homemade coleslaw and  Frenchy Burger with foie gras, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions are both solid choices, followed by a traditional, creamy Root Beer...

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Burger and Barrel

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of

Sometimes you just need a boys night out where there just happen to girls to admire while you dine.  And what better way to celebrate some quality time with the guys than with a standout burger and fries?  Chef  Josh Capon didn’t win best burger at the New York Wine & Food Festival for nothing.  He’s crafted a serious list of  burgers, including the “B & B Classic” topped with tomato, lettuce, American cheese, and their special sauce, and the “Bash-style” — code for Burger Bash winner — a cheeseburger topped with a caramelized onion & bacon jam, American cheese and pickles.   There’s plenty more where that came from, including a mushroom & gruyere topped burger and even a seasonal $45 White Truffle burger.   They don’t stop with burgers.  Burger & Barrel’s got an iceberg wedge with roquefort &...

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Restaurant Buzz

Neighborhood: | Featured in Gourmet Gossip

There’s no end in sight to the continuous barrage of burger joints, designer steaks and kobe clubs.  It’s a carnivore’s dilemma…and no, I’m not speaking of ethics.  Oh no.  I’ve had many a fling with foie gras and my way with veal, so I’m most certainly game for another chop shop.  First things first: Angelo & Maxie’s has taken over the kitchen store next door with plans for a July, Angelo & Maxie’s Grill.  Of course, this means August.  Not unlike Smith & Wollensky’s Grill, the menu will offer burgers & a host of other casual, less expensive grub.  But the real coup, will be the endless procession of flat screens and late-night hours.  Might there finally be a sports bar with decent food – why has this concept not caught on yet?  But wait, there’s more… The Scotto...

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BAMN Automat

Neighborhood: | Featured in Reviews

BAMN 37 St. Mark’s Place (btwn. 2nd & 3rd Aves.) (212)358-7685 TYPE: Asian-style fast food VIBE: Bright lights, big city, fast food OCCASION: Late night pit stop DON’T MISS DISH: Roasted pork buns DON’T BOTHER DISH: Grilled cheese PRICE: $1-$2.50 per dish, $6 for two orders & a drink. HOURS: 25 hours (whatever that means), seven days a week. RESERVATIONS: No reservations INSIDE SCOOP: It’s standing room only. RESTAURANT GIRL RATES (1-10):  6 (for fast food) FINAL WORD: Eat & run at America’s only automat – the food’s not half bad. BAMN reinvents the concept of the Automat with self-serve fast food, amidst the nocturnal bustle of St. Mark’s Place.  Owners David Leong, Nobu X and Robert Kwak, enlisted Chef Kevin Reilly (The Water Club) to consult on the on the menu after he answered a Craig’s List ad...

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Burgers & Cupcakes

Neighborhood: , | Featured in Dessert, Reviews

458 Ninth Ave. (btwn. 35th & 36th Sts.) (212)643-1200 VIBE: Cafeteria cool OCCASION: Breakfast or your lunch break GO WITH: Co-workers or go it alone DON’T MISS DISH: Beef Burger DON’T BOTHER DISH: Fresh squeezed lemon Fizz PRICE: under $ 10 INSIDE SCOOP: Will deliver anywhere in the city if you pay the cab fare HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 8-9 PM, Sat. & Sun. 10-9 PM RESTAURANT GIRL RATES (1-10): 6 FINAL WORD: What could be better? You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven at Burgers & Cupcakes if only it weren’t in Hell’s Kitchen with a window view of Lincoln Tunnel traffic.  This simple, but perky cafeteria-style luncheonette with pink & brown painted walls invites you to rediscover your inner child, bringing you back to a time of blissful naivete when calories and carbs didn’t matter.  I took the...

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