Showing posts with label Bill's Bar and Burger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bill's Bar and Burger. Show all posts

Monday, February 3, 2014

The 12 Best Hamburgers in Manhattan plus one...Part One.

         I love a great burger.  Juicy, perfectly cooked medium rare prime beef oozing with flavor, layered with cheese, topped with ‘special sauce’ and sandwiched between a bun…this is when food takes me to my happy place.  I will go out of my way for a great burger, alter my route to try a new burger place and I'll spend big bucks for the perfect burger.  Apparently I am not alone.  In 2012, Americans consumed 14 billion of hamburgers and the average American consumes 100 Burgers a year.  I don’t think I come anywhere close to that.  Although I wouldn’t mind trying. Today’s list is completely subjective, based on nothing more than my own burger experience and my research is on going. These burgers may be found outside the island of Manhattan but that’s where I’ve concentrated my list since that’s where I eat the bulk of my burgers.  There’s a wide price range: 3.99 is my basement. My absolute favorite  “Classic” Burger is 4.35. In Part 2, the Gourmet Burgers, most of my picks come in around $15.00 and the list tops out with an over the top burger at $32.00, but wait till you read what’s in it before balking     

Monday, March 8, 2010

Review of Bill’s Bar and Burger and a recipe for Chicken Parmigiano Burgers


 This weekend for the first time in what seems like months, we were finally able to walk anywhere without feeling that we were in a race against the cold.   So we jumped on the opportunity to visit the High Line. This is an only-in-New York invention: A ‘park’ on an abandoned elevated railroad spur on the far west side of Manhattan.  It’s currently runs from 20th St to just below 14th St and it packs people in as it wanders through the new Art Gallery district and through the modernist Architecture that’s building up around it.  A nice walk it was and by the time we got to the end of it, we were hungry.
Fortunately, Bill’s Bar and Burger is right there at 22 Ninth Avenue.  It opened in October and it’s been the toast of this burger-loving town ever since.  It’s been thoroughly covered by everyone who covers food in New York .  My favorite quote on the hand-out postcard at the bar:  “It was magnificent.  It restored my faith in hamburgers and the country that produced them.”- Vanity Fair (!) Wow.