NYC Gets XXXL, 24 oz. Burgers With Opening of Fatburger Next Week

Fatburger is landing in NYC. Next Tuesday the 11th, the west coast burger monster known for its made-to-order burgers that come in t-shirt sizes from small to XXXL, is opening its first New York spot in Murray Hill: an area already packed with other burger joints like Bareburger, Rare Bar & Grill, and Black Shack Burger

Alas, who can expect a restaurant called "Fatburger" to cower in the face of competition? With one look at Fatburger’s XXXL, 24 oz. burger of 100-percent lean beef – the rivals are sure to scram.

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The Month’s Final Burger Friday: The World’s Most Expensive Burger

In honor of the holiday that is National Burger Month, I’ve devoted every Friday of the month to the world’s love for the juicy, dripping beast that is The Burger. And let me tell you: it’s been a wild ride. From NYC’s weirdest burgers, best mini burgersbiggest burgersand finest three-day-weekend burgers – we can now say farewell to National Burger Month with crème de la crème: The Most Expensive Burger. Meet Le Burger Extravagant from Serendipity 3 in NYC.

At $295, this is the world’s most expensive burger. The legendary dessert spot known for the world’s most expensive sundae and priciest hot dog extends the spotlight to this extravagant dish that has its own write-up in the Guinness Book of World Records, requires a 48-hour advanced reservation, and comes with a take-home diamond-gold toothpick for the lucky customer. 

Why the price tag? It’s loaded with Japanese Waygu beef, 10-herb white-truffle butter, 18-month-cave-aged cheddar cheese, shaved black truffles, and fried quail eggs – all on a white truffle-buttered Campagna Roll topped with caviar.  With a solid gold-and-diamonds-encrusted toothpick. I spend money just writing about it.

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Burger Friday: NYC’s 3 Best Burgers For Your 3-Day Weekend

Memorial Day is all about burgers. Burgers of every kind – juicy, veggie, dripping, spicy, charred. Burgers know no limits. And in honor of the national holiday that is National Burger Month, I’m devoting this extra-special Burger Friday to Memorial Day. In fact, I’ve created a three-day Memorial Weekend burger itinerary for you, simply to ensure that you devour only the best burgers all weekend long, every day. Dig in:

Saturday:
The Bronte Burger from Ruby’s: This burger is the star of the show at Australian-American spot Ruby’s in the middle of Nolita. Probably because it’s a sensory parade; you’ve got a thick hunk of beef, topped with fresh, local tomato and lettuce, creamy mayo and cheese, and a sweet and tangy chili sauce – sandwiched between a toasted ciabatta bun. Exclamations after the first bite known to include: "oh my," "what the…" and "Holy Mother."

Sunday:
The Black Label Burger from Minetta Tavern: Mosey down Greenwich Village’s tucked-away Minetta Lane and get served a $26 burger of prime dry-aged beef with caramelized onions on a toasted soft bun alongside pommes frites. You’ll feel French in no time.

Monday:
The Off-The-Menu Burger from Brindle Room: This discreet burger is adored, yet it’s a strictly "ask the waiter" deal. What makes it special? The aged ribeye that’s ground into the steak, and its ruthless simplicity. Gotta love a good secret.

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Burger Friday: NYC’s Top Three Biggest Burgers

In honor of the national holiday that is National Burger Month, I’m devoting Fridays to the world’s love for the juicy, dripping beast that is The Burger. First honored were the weirdest burgers, then the smallest burgers, and today, I’m honoring NYC’s BIGGEST burgers. Oh yes. Size matters. Take a look at these big boys:

Murder by Burger from Marble Lane: this bloody, juicy, off-the-menu secret burger inside the Dream Downtown Hotel has 10 layers, of everything from fried eggs and cheese, to bacon, mushrooms, and onions. The best part: it’s stabbed right in the middle with a steak knife and paraded to your table for all to gawk at. Photo close-up here

The 1lb Burger from The Counter: straight from Santa Monica comes this chain where you make your own burger and can choose the hefty one pounder patty of beef, chicken, turkey, veggie, or bison. From there, you can load it up with any kind of cheese – brie, jalapeño jack – four toppings, like grilled pineapple, spicy pepperoncinis, and fried egg – and a sauce. By the time you’re done, this hunk-a-meat weighs more like a pound-and-a-half.

The F&Kn. Burger With Foie Gras from Pounds & Ouncesthe foie gras at this Chelsea lounge is optional, but that doesn’t stop the 8oz. burger from packing enough layers to have you hibernating through winter. It’s topped with pineapple-braised short ribs and fontina cheese, and sauced with onion marmalade and pickled green-tomato chips on a bread roll. Ten extra bucks get you the foie gras, and at that point – oh, why not.

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It’s National Burger Month! NYC’s Best Veggie & Meat Burgers

May is National Burger Month: a full 31 days of dedication to the juicy, ketchup-and-onion-topped, charred, and dripping beast that is The Burger. And all across this fine city, you can find burgers in all kinds of varieties – quinoa–filled, topped with bacon and sauerkraut, served with a knife stabbed through it – but are they all quality? No. No, they are not. But fortunately, we’ve found The Best Burgers In NYC for the vegetarians and carnivores in all of us.

The Veggie Burger and Cheeseburger from Westville: This homey, like-your-mother’s-kitchen spot across downtown Manhattan has found the sweet spot in burgers, serving a veggie burger that’s one of the only veggie burgers the carnivores will eat (and finish). Topped with sautéed mushrooms, avocado, and a tartar sauce, the veggie burger has a fritter texture that’s reminiscent of a handful of fries. And the cheeseburger? It’s thick, simple and, like the veggie burger, served on a sweet Portuguese bun.

The Bistro Burger from Corner Bistro: This legendary, classic spot on a cobblestone corner of the West Village still stands as the king of The No-Frills Burger. Their signature Bistro Burger is 8oz of meat topped with a slab of American cheese and crispy strips of greasy bacon, sandwiched between a white, fluffy bun. At just $8.75, it is the last-standing delicious and cheap burger, and at evening hours, the rustic, wooden, dive spot is packed. Enjoy the wait.

The Veggie Burger and Original 5 Napkin Burger from 5 Napkin BurgerWhen you just need a massive, dripping piece of animal between your fingers, 5 Napkin’s Original burger is the thing; 10 oz. of fresh ground beef, topped with a creamy gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and their famous, sweet rosemary aioli, all stuffed between a white roll. And the veggie burger is stuffed with fresh veggies – black beans,  brown rice, carrots, beets, and jalapeños between a multigrain bun topped with a tartar sauce tang. Alternate between burgers each week this month. 

The Double ShackBurger from Shake Shack: Two slabs of all-natural Angus beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, grease, and the secret, beloved ShakeSauce make this one of the city’s most dependable burger spots and the ultimate hangover cure. 

The Cheeseburger from Burger Joint at Le Parker Merdien: This hidden, tiny, brick oasis inside the fancy lobby of the Parker Meridien shocks with its blue-collar diner-feel and its diner, greasy burger topped with lettuce, raw onions, and ketchup. It’s simplicity as its most delicious – and will keep you full for 6+ hours. 

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