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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NY Happenings: Tax Day With Esquared Hospitality, Smokeline, Sycamore

MONDAY: Take it 1040 Easy With Discount Boozing
Celebrate your annual bloodletting for Uncle Sam with a drink rollback from Esquared Hospitality. Check out the desperate procrastinator fest at the Farley Post Office before heading over to Eventi’s nearby Big Screen Plaza. Drinks from Brighton and Humphrey are half-off, and the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory screens at 8pm. Sibling joints like BLT SteakBLT Prime, and BLT Fish will also be serving up beer, wine, and cocktails with a fatty 50-percent rebate.      

Enjoy half-off drinks from Esquared Hospitality at Brighton and Humphrey (851 Sixth Ave., Garment District) all day today, April 15th. To learn more about the restaurants, check out their listings above at BlackBook Guides.

THURSDAY: Rib-Sandwich Joint Opens Near Chelsea Market
Dan Delaney of BrisketTown drops a rib-focused stand along the High Line’s Chelsea Market Passage. Smokeline’s sandwiches take inspiration from Central Texas, and pies and bespoke sodas make Chelsea chilling all the sweeter.

Smokeline (Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line, Chelsea) opens Thursday, April 18th. To learn more about the stand, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

THURSDAY: First-Class Flights
Sycamore in Ditmas Park continues its Flight Night series with a visit from Frisco’s own Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. Flights of four brews will only set you back $8.

Speakeasy Flight Night at Sycamore (1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park) is Thursday, April 18th. To learn more about the bar, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

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