Monday, June 08, 2009

NYC Bugerblog is sooo web 2.0

Ok so a new project is on the way.... looking for a July Launch.

Its called 2minutelunch

Here is a very very very rough preview. I threw it together with my sony digital camera and I-Movie. The real thing will be much smoother and feature cooler places.

Looking to showcase the best in NYC gems....those unique places that written reviews just simply can't do justice

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pop Burgers On Your Cell Phone

Pop Burger is now accepting cell phone based coupons at both locations. (14 e. 58th st and 60 9th Ave) They have 3 coupons available: a free order of fries with a lunch entree, a free order of burgers with $10 lunch purchase and or a free 3 burger order with any specialty drink purchase in the lounge.

The coupons are available at and can either be printed or text messaged to a phone. To redeem you just show your phone to the cashier.

The direct link for the Pop Burger coupons is

Friday, February 09, 2007

Redskins Draft Johnny Rockets

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In his goal to continue owning every cool thing possible, Daniel Snyder, has just bought the Johnny Rockets Burger Chain. Snyder already owns the most profitable football team in the league, The Washington Redskins, and not too long ago purchased Six Flags Theme Parks.
Well now the guy also owns Johnny Rockets and he plans to introduce an additional store format to help bring the store count from a little over 200 upto 1000 in the next few years. The current stores offer awesome burgers in a cheesy 50’s malt shoppe singing counter help atmosphere. Snyder plans to build smaller less lame versions of the store that serve only the staples. Should be a freaking home run. Please build one next to my apt.

For those of you that have never tried Johnny Rockets I strongly suggest you go check them out. There is one in the city…42 e. 8th street.

More info

Special thanks to Sam Park for the heads up.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Blue 9 adds some burgers

So in In-N-Out style Blue 9 Burger has made some changes to their menu. In what may have started out as a hidden menu that just never caught on are 3 new burger options.

For an extra 50 cents you can upgrade to any of the following

Medieval Style: grilled mustard, grilled onions, extra lettuce, pickles, and sauce on both buns. Seems a lot like animal style to me….I don’t really do mustard on burgers so I didn’t try this one.

Mango Infusion Style: Grilled mango-chili sauce, lettuce, tomato, mango-chilli sauce (either a type-o on the sign or they just give it to you hot and cold) I decided not to try this one. They give out the mango sauce for free to put on the fries so I didn’t see any reason to pay extra for it.

Fire Cracker Style: Grilled chili sauce, lettuce, tomato. and chili sauce. This one seemed the best of the three so I gave it a shot.

The burger it self was a little lacking…not as good as Blue 9 normally does it. The lettuce was wilted and they gave me a thin slice of the end of the tomato. I hope the place isn’t going down hill.
The sauce on the other hand totally made up for it. I am not the type of person who eats jalapenos raw for fun, but I would also say that I can do a good job of taking spice The burger defiantly had more kick then I was expecting. It might be too hot for some but I thought it was just right. The sauce added a great taste to the burger as well, not just heat.
If you’re a fan of burgers and spice I would def give it a try. If you have never been to Blue 9 Burger I would recommend just getting the original for starters, I would also tell you to leave your apt a little more often…if you love burgers and live in ny you really should have tried Blue 9 already.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Metro Cafe and Wine Bar

Metro Café and Wine Bar.
32 East 21st Street (between Park and Bway)

Ok so the last two burgers I wrote about were awfull. No help what so ever in giving you ideas on what to eat. Its about time for a real jem. I think I will even award this placewith the title of

“Best Date Burger Place”

(I think that is the first offical title ever given out by this blog)
No they don’t have some huge burger to eat lady and the tramp style (hmm could be interesting…very messy though), but they do have a great burger, good ambiance, good service, and a huge wine selection.

It is called Metro Café and Wine Bar so the fact that they have a lot of wine shouldn’t really be a surprise. I did like how they had over 100 wines by the glass to choose from as well as little sampler flights. This city is full of good wines bars though, if it wasn’t for the fact that this bar had a dam good burger I wouldn’t be writing about it.
Metro had quite a few burgers to choose from. Beef, Lamb, Turkey, Veggie, and American Style Kobe Beef. Many places today falsly label Kobe Burges. Kobe Beef is like Champagne. Just any wine with bubbles isn’t necessary Champagne. Real Kobe Beef is also not legal in the US, so ether that place is not telling the truth or they are just breaking the law.
I decided to go with the Kobe Style Burger. The burger that arrived was massive. With a whopping 9oz of beef you would think after four bites this burger would be all over the plate, the table, my lap, the floor; a recipe for disaster on any date.

In a true feat of culinary architecture the burger stayed in tact for the whole meal. The patty was very firm and well packed. Most burgers this size split apart when lifted. The glazed bun also helped reduce slop potential but not becoming overly soggy mid meal. The only thing falling to the plate was all the juice from the burger (lots and lots of it).
The Beef tasted great, and with the generous heap of grilled onions and all the sides I was def. stuffed after eating. I am not sure if the Kobe Style is really any better than the standard burger it might be a way to just make a few extra bucks.
This is a place that I am sure I will come back to so I will have to go with the less expensive version next time and write an update.
The burger wasn’t the only star of the meal. My pickle would probably have been Second Ave Deli worthy, the Cole Slaw, also great, though maybe a tad sweet for some of you sourpuss’s. The Fries were fantastic. About 3x as thick as the ones McDonalds serves and they had a slight crusty-ness to them.
The meal might get a little pricey if your burger coma prevents you from leaving and you decide to stay and order wine after wine by the glass, but all and all that wont be a bad use of your money or an evening.

The web page also has a 10% off coupon (click here for it).

Type: kinda classy, date burger, thick burger
Price: Kobe Style Burger, fries, slaw, coke and tip was a little under 20 (non-kobe style was a few bucks less expensive)
Recommended?-Yes for sure. Stay for an hour or two.

Links to other reviews of Metro Cafe and Wine Bar:

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


So as some of you know my 4th anniversary of overcoming Hodgkin’s disease has recently passed. Coincidently my friend Michelle just happens to currently be participating in a fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Since I would not be alive if it wasn’t for the work of this organization and others like it I have made a donation and I am asking you all to please do the same.
This weekend before you go out and party I would like you to drink 2 drinks in your apartments. It would be nice if you would then “say this is for (insert my name or anybody else you want to think of)”
Now with that 20 dollars you just saved by not paying for 2 overpriced drinks at whatever bar you are on your way to can instead be sent to do good by clicking on this link.

Click Here

Please feel free to take more than 2 shots. If you are really totally broke then at least send this to a bunch of people.

I don’t meant to try and guilt trip you all. Just think of it from a pure business standpoint. The money you save = The money you donate. You come out the same (plus even a tax write off)

Thanks a bunch,

Sunday, September 24, 2006



St. Marks btw 2nd and 3rd.


The concept seemed a tad scary and interesting all at once. A restaurant that sells the majority of its food via self serve vending machines. Open “25 hours” the sign reads.Its all junk food all the time. The machines were filled with the usual bowling alley/pool club snack bar chow. Anything you could imagine deep fried and then stuck under a heat lamp.
Aside from typical finger food such as mozzarella sticks, corndogs, chicken wings, and french fries, they also had some interesting concoctions such as mac and cheese croquettes , fried PB&J and something made out of spam. For the low price of 10 quarters you could also get a hamburger.
I had zero expectations as approached the machine. All burgers sold out…hmm that means I would get a fresh one from the short order cook…expectations went up slightly. It took a good 5 min for them to make my burger, about the same time as it would at Blue 9. I started to get a little excited. I even ordered two. One teriyaki style and one regular.

Finally the two burgers came. They looked ok. Decent size, esp for the price. Big fluffy buns, real lettuce and tomato. Unfortunately The first bite of the regular burger had me wishing I had just tried the deep fried mac n’ cheese. The burger was dry and tasteless. The teriyaki burger was slightly better but I didn’t really even want to finish either.
To be fair this really isn’t even a burger place. In other visits I had tried some of the other stuff and it wasn’t too bad. It’s a quarky little place (though not as good as the late NY Milk Shake CO.) that is a nice addition to the world famous St. Mark’s junk food row.

Type: Vend-o-burger
Price: Cheep
Recomend: No, not for the burger.

Links to other reviews of BAMN!
A Hamburger Today