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The Smith – NoMad

I’m pissed off. I’ve reviewed the Smith twice before (here and here). The first time I had the burger there, it was crazy juicy and made a huge mess. The second time I went I used a Burger Lift, but it didn’t end up needing it because the burger was dry. Well this time around…

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Duke’s

On the hottest day of the summer, I foolhardily left my apartment to get a delicious burger at Big Daddy’s. Now that we’re firmly entrenched in winter, I thought now would be a good time to try the burger at the Big Daddy’s sister restaurant, Duke’s. I turned out to be rewarded in my desire…

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Kings of Kobe

I really enjoyed the burgers at the now defunct Pounds & Ounces. Before they closed up shop last year, they experimented with a burger and hot dog counter. That concept made its way up to Hell’s Kitchen last week, where the same team is churning out comfort food at a counter on 9th Avenue. The…

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Ethyl’s Alcohol & Food

So, Ethyl’s is a pretty strange place, eh? More specifically, it’s a strange place for the Upper East Side. With it’s go go dancers, Bruce Lee movies playing on repeat, dark aesthetic, and funky menu, I’d expect this joint to be in Chinatown or the Lower East Side, if not Brooklyn or Queens. But here…

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RIDER

Williamsburg, it’s been too long since I’ve seen you! But I went back last week on an unseasonably warm evening to try the burger at RIDER. Design-wise, RIDER is pretty much what you’d imagine from a part of the neighborhood (North of Grand, West of Bedford) that has gentrified the hardest. It is a very…