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Bobby Van’s Burger

31 Jan

Bobby Van’s Burger

Rating: ★★★☆☆
120 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
info45@bobbyvans.com
Website
(212) 575-2599
Price: $$
Hours:
Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 11 pm
Sat 5 pm – 12 am
Nearest Transit:
Times Sq – 42 St (S)
47 – 50 Sts – Rockefeller Ctr (B, D, F, M)
42 St – Bryant Pk (B, D, F, M)
Facebook // Foursquare

Off to the side and back of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse sits a small open kitchen grill that wips up burgers at a frantic pace to meet the demands of the midtown lunch crowd. The wait during peek hours can get pretty long, average 25 minutes in my experience. The burgers and fries are decent, not the the best I’ve ever had. The cooks are not very consistant. I always order my burgers medium, but results tend to very. It’s a lottery, sometimes the burgers come out awesome and other times they are over cooked. Fortunate for me, I’ve had better luck than my friends and colleagues who I’ve dine here with. A patter gets you a burger with fires and onion rings. I usually opt for the 1/2 pound sirloin burger ($7) with creamed spinach on the side, which is amazing. They also serve sandwichs, pizza, and salads. I dont know why, as no one seems to order them. Seating is available in the atrium directly in front of the restaurant.

Bobby Van’s Burger

Bobby Van’s Burger

Bobby Van’s Burger

Bobby Van’s Burger

Bobby Van’s Burger

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Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

29 Apr

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Rating: ★★★☆☆
620 8th Ave (btwn 40th St & 41st St), New York, NY 10018
info@schnippers.com
Website
(212) 921-2400
Price: $$
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11 am – 9 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am – 11 am
Sun 11 am – 8 am
Nearest Transit:
8th Ave-42nd St (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W)
42nd St-5th Ave-6th Ave (7, B, D, F, V)
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Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen is a fast food joint in a diner environment. Food is made to order and rather quickly for that matter. Their burgers are surprisingly good and the mac and joe is one of my favorites. They serve wine and beer to complement your meal as well has handcrafted milk shakes and unlimited refills of fountain drinks. Their sweet potato fries are popular amongst the crowd; I haven’t tried yet it, but I will on my next visit. There’s plenty of seating indoor and out (when weather permits) with a rest room intended only for customers (door code on the receipt). Schnippers is not the most healthiest of places to grab a bit nor is it a “must try”, but they do have decent food and it’s worth trying for individuals longing for a burger in the theater district. Be warned, Schnippers is a bit pricey and if you’re ordering a burger remember to state how you’d like it cooked, or else it will be served medium.

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
Mac and Joe – $6.99

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Sloppy Fries – $6.99

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
Hamburger and Fries – $8.25 (5.50+2.75)

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen

Burger King’s Whopper Bar Coming Soon

26 Mar

whopperbar
Burger King has unveiled a hipper and fancier line of burger joints built around their Whopper brand. The Whopper Bar as they call it, is mini restaurant that has a generation Y-oriented atmosphere. It serves ten premium variations of the Whopper, including Bourbon Whoppers, Pepper Bacon Steakhouse XT, Texas Double Whopper and the spicy onion-topped Angry Whopper. Customers are also be given the opportunity to personalize their Whoppers with 22 different toppings such as peppers, guacamole, smoked bacon, and steak sauce. The idea of serving alcohol at the Whopper Bar is also being thrown around, but there are no plans to implement that offering as of yet.

The first Whopper Bar opened last week at the Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Florida and is garnered a lot of buzz. The company plans to roll out six to ten more Whopper Bars around the globe by the end of 2009, with the next set to open in Munich, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Better Burger

24 Mar

Better Burger

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
178 Eight Avenue at 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
Website
(212) 989-6688
Price: $$
Hours:
Sun-Thur 11 am – 11 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am – 12 pm
Nearest Transit:
18 St (1, 2)
14 St (A, C, E)
23 St (A, C, E)
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Better Burger is a burger joint that aims at being healthy. They state that most of their meat are organic and 100% meat, no fillers. Their fries are air baked and organic, and so are their buns. They have a total of three locations (Murry Hill, Chelsea, and Midtown West), I had dinner at their Chelsea branch.

I’m all about being healthy and when I came across a burger joint that prefaced being healthy I couldn’t help, but give it a try. I order the 1/2 pound classic beef burger ($8.59) and add the combo ($3.50), which includes your choice of bottled water or soda and a better side (fries, smash potato, veggie chili or slaw, or fruit salad). The burger is made to order and is served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. I requested my burger be made medium-rare, but their version of medium-rare happens to be well-done (next time, I need to order my burger rare). The burger was very dry and I had to load it up with condiments in order to make it eatable. The 1/2 pound burgers are actually very small and not enough to stratify a grown man yet alone a child, and this is coming from a person that eats very little portions. Their fries are very soggy, I guess that’s how healthy fries are suppose to taste like.

The final verdict is Better Burger is an alternative to McDonalds and the like, but they are a lot more expensive (about $10 more per meal) and they are not as tasty, but are a healthy option. I personally would not step foot in another Better Burger.

Better Burger