Showing posts with label In-N-Out Burger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label In-N-Out 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     

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A visit to In-N-Out Burger with our favorite food critic.

        Beats me why anybody would go to California and not head straight to the first In-N-Out Burger you can find.  My son tells me it’s really a cult – and he’s not just talking about the food.  In-N-Out Burger has the distinction of paying its personnel significantly more than minimum wage.  They’ve also been known to publish Bible verses on their wrappers and bags.  (No sign of them on our visit, however) There's even a 'secret' menu of things not on the list but it's pretty easy to find online at  In-n-Out is not a franchise but instead owns all its own stores – somewhere near 240 of them, all in the West.  So we headed over to the nearest one which, coincidently, is pretty close to Irvine, where the family-owned company is headquartered.