Burger Friday: NYC’s Top Three Weirdest Burgers

In honor of the national holiday that is National Burger Month, I am devoting Fridays to the world’s love for the juicy, dripping beast that is The Burger. Today, I’m honoring NYC’s weirdest burgers. This took a good deal of research (eating), as only the absolute strangest and craziest can make the list. Take a look.

The Donut Burger from The Burger Bistro: The most wildly popular dish on their menu, The Burger Bistro’s donut burger is one hunk of juicy beef topped with melted American cheese, fried egg, crispy bacon, sandwiched between a cut-in-half glazed and fluffy donut from local Bay Ridge spot Mike’s Donuts. It’s dinner and dessert.While it runs as a frequent special, you can call one of their Brooklyn and NYC locations a day in advance, and they’ll have it made especially for you. Perfect for a birthday surprise (as it may be your last). Kidding! (probably).

The Kangaroo Burger from The Thirsty Koala: Remember Roo from Winnie the Pooh? Kanga’s playful, roly-poly son? Yeah, well now you can eat him. On a brioche bun. Topped with bacon, grilled pineapple, beet root slaw, caramelized onions, fried egg, and house-made goat cheese. The kangaroo meat – which is actually quite sweet and leaner than beef – comes directly from a ranch in Australia and straight to Bronx Hunts Point Market, where the Astoria restaurant scoops it up and serves it to you with a side of kumara mash yam grown in New Zealand. Farewell, Roo. Hello, yum.

The Mac & Cheeseburger from GO Burger: This NY burger chain combines two of America’s most prized comfort foods; it tops a slab of beef with fried mac & cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and house-made smoked ketchup, all on a  golden-toasted bun. A recipe for greatness. 

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Donut Burgers? No Dishes Over 475 Calories? What’s Happening At These New L.A. Spots

If you’re one of those people who just won’t shut the hell up about how much you love bacon, no one likes you. Also, no one will believe your bacon-loving words if you haven’t already been pounding on the doors at Slater’s 50/50 in Pasadena that opened his past Friday. The “50/50” means that half of their signature burger is made of ground beef, and the other half is actual ground bacon – sandwiched right on top of the patty. Yep, they go there. This sports pub offers over 100 beers and fried chicken and pancakes. Plus, if you make it to Slater’s on a football Saturday, there’s an off-menu burger served on a donut. Pigs are flying.

Seasons 52 also just opened up in the Westfield Century City Mall, giving holiday shoppers enough freshness to keep their energy high all day, thanks to a menu full of locally-sourced ingredients, herbs grown on site, and no dish over 475 calories. We’re speechless. The end.

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