The Experience: I wrote a lot of background on the Blue Moon Burger Bash here, so check that out to get the scoop on the entire Bash. I will go over the rules I put in place for myself again. First, I would not sample burgers from places I’d previously visited, no matter how much I wanted to. Not having the burgers from Go Burger, Schnippers, and Burger & Barrel was very difficult for me. Second, I would try to eat burgers at New York restaurants that normally serve burgers. I played fast and loose with this rule. Third, I would not eat to the point that I’d become sick. This was the hardest one to stick to. Abiding by those rules, I tried the very unique burger from Spice Market.
Burger Ordered: Thai Short Rib Burger
The Taste: This was actually the last burger of the evening for me, so take this review with the tiniest grain of salt. I was pretty full, so the burger might deserve a couple more points than I’m giving it. First and foremost, this sucker of a miniature burger was spicy. The short rib patty was very tasty, but fully embraced its inherent flavor over one more traditionally associated with burgers. In that way it does stand out. The potatoes belonged on the side of the burger, not between the buns, which is how I decided to eat it after a couple of bites.
The Verdict: There were a lot of good flavors here, though not flavors that I typically think of when I’m craving a burger. But Spice Market does get good marks for staying true to themselves and doing their own thing.
Spice Market is located at 403 West 13th Street in Manhattan, New York.