7/1/15 – 7/7/15
I moved to New York City in 2008, and upon so doing I immediately began exploring its oldest hamburger-serving restaurants. Corner Bistro, PJ Clarke’s, JG Melon, Peter Luger and Donovan’s Pub all opened long before I was born, and are all considered seminal, delicious New York City burgers. I enjoy almost all of these burgers and think that they deserve their a places in NYC hamburger history, but the burger culture of this city has passed them by. They tend to me the first burger joints that my out of town friends ask me about, and I usually steer those friends toward the newer restaurants that are turning New York City into a hamburger Mecca. However, I can’t call myself an authority on New York City hamburgers if I don’t try all of the burgers of note, including those that have been around longer than I have. Enter Joe Junior.