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Harriet’s Kitchen

A handwritten sign in the window at Harriet’s Kitchen says that they have, “Maybe just maybe the best burger you will ever eat.” I’ve been burned by signs like these before. This particular sign is dubious for a lot of reasons. For one thing, Harriet’s has been open at least as long as I’ve been…

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Concord Hill

When the Westville team opened Concord Hill in Williamsburg a little while back in the Sel de Mer space on Graham Avenue, I simultaneously lamented the loss of the seafood spot while being excited that Brooklyn would be getting its own version of Westville. I lived nearby in Greenpoint at the time, you see. But…

Maison Pickle burger

Maison Pickle

My experience at Maison Pickle truly tested an age old question: if the food is great, does any other aspect of the dining experience really matter? Let’s talk about the cavalcade of terrible events that befell me at this Upper West Side restaurant to find out if their fantastic patty melt was enough to make…

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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…