Midnight Express


That’s a nice looking burger, right? I got it at Midnight Express on the Upper East Side. And after eating it I got to thinking, how many people are going to restaurants and spending their hard-earned money on food because they saw a photo that looked good. If my experience with Instagram is any indication, that’s the primary way (young) people are choosing where to eat now. So did this delicious looking burger live up to it’s appearance?

Burger Ordered: Bacon, Egg & Cheeseburger

The Taste: Nope, this burger did not live up to its appearance. While its cheese was nice and gooey, the rest of the meal fell flat. The patty was basically flavorless. It was also huge, so it was a trudge to get through. The bacon added a bit of salt, but not as much as a burger so tasteless would require. The egg was also bland as could be. Where’s the seasoning? Where’s the effort? The bun was big as well, making me wonder if Midnight Express thinks a hulking burger is substitute for something that actually tastes good.

The Verdict: Let’s all just remember that the lessons we learn as children are good ones. Don’t judge a book by its cover, especially when it comes to food.

Midnight Express is located at 1715 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

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Article by Brad Garoon

I run this burger joint.