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10 Creative NYC Burgers To Celebrate Burger Month

May 28, 2013 10:00 AM

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May is National Burger Month, and while the month-long celebration of the classic, All-American food is drawing to a close, May 28th marks National Hamburger Day — and we are ready to celebrate. Treat yourself to an out-of-the-ordinary burger to mark the 31-day excuse for indulgence by checking out one of these New York City concoctions. By Sarah Shaker.

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(credit: Little Prince)

(credit: Little Prince)

French Onion Soup Burger, Little Prince

199 Prince St
New York, NY
(212) 335-0566

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Chef Paul Denamiel’s Little Prince opened this April boasting a special “off-menu” French Onion Soup Burger. A grilled patty of Pat LaFrieda beef is topped with caramelized onions, Gruyere and béchamel on a toasted English muffin. Head to Soho for this “secret” burger to kick off Burger Month like the in-the-know New Yorker you are. And while you’re there, don’t miss out on other standout plates like the Filet Mignon Steak Tartare topped with a quail egg, creamy Cauliflower Soup and an expertly prepared Long Island Duck Breast.

(credit: TAO)

(credit: TAO)

Rib-Eye Burger, TAO

42 E 58th St
New York, NY
(212) 888-2288

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For an Asian twist on Burger Month, TAO, the Pan-Asian restaurant made popular by Sex And The City, serves a Rib-Eye Burger available for lunch. It’s a menu staple: a 10 oz. Kobe Burger is topped with crispy onion, a fried egg, Niman Ranch bacon, spicy Thai mayonnaise and your choice of melted cheese, with a side of fries.

(credit: Burger Club Facebook)

(credit: Burger Club Facebook)

Farmer’s Market Burger, Burger Club

32-02 30th Ave
Astoria, NY
718-777-7788

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Sourcing independent purveyors right in Astoria, Burger Club proudly serves comfort food with local ingredients. For something on the lighter side, try a Farmer’s Market Burger with a seasonal vegetable patty topped with marinated portobello mushrooms, avocado and goat cheese. Or go indulgent with a Carolina Burger topped with slow-cooked pulled pork, pepper jack cheese and homemade coleslaw or The Frenchy Burger with foie gras, sauteed mushroom and caramelized onions.

(credit: Sarah Shaker / Bright Lights, My City)

(credit: Sarah Shaker / Bright Lights, My City)

Korzo Original, Korzo Restaurant

667 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(718)-499-1199

Brooklyn’s Korzo Restaurant and Korzo Haus in the East Village are known for their sinful fried burgers. The Original, a beef patty ground on their counter with apple-smoked organic bacon, Allgauer Emmentaller cheese, mustard and dill pickle inside Langos Hungarian fried bread is served with Fried Halušky in rosemary oil and buttermilk aioli. The complete patty enclosure guarantees no loss of juices within the crispy outerlayer and soft inside crust. If you’re a mac-n-cheese fanatic, try the Halušky with Bryndza (Slovak feta cheese) topped with crispy bacon bits and chives.

(credit: Marble Lane)

(credit: Marble Lane)

Murder by Burger, Marble Lane

355 W 16th St
Dream Downtown Hotel
New York, NY
(212) 229-2336

Murder by Burger is a secret menu item at Dream Downtown’s trendy lobby restaurant. Feel cool when you order this burger, which comes stacked high with a fried egg, avocado, comte cheese, bacon and sautéed mushrooms. And you can always make your way up to PH-D for rooftop fun to continue the Burger Week celebration.

(credit: Alewife)

(credit: Alewife)

The Alewife Burger, Alewife Queens

5-14 51st Ave
Long Island City, NY
(718) 937-7494

Known as the neighborhood’s top beer bar with one of LIC’s best happy hours, Alewife also offers a solid menu. The Alewife Burger is a delicious way to celebrate the month of the burger with a 6 oz patty topped with pork belly, caramelized onion and Sauce Raifort (their house horseradish cream sauce) served with a side salad or an addition of Garlic Fries for an extra four bucks.

(credit: Go Burger)

(credit: Go Burger)

Mac & Cheeseburger, Go Burger

1448 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 988-9822

Cheese lovers can’t get enough of the Mac & Cheeseburger at Go Burger. Topped with Fried Mac and Cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, and a Housemade Smoked Ketchup, this is a burger for a kid at heart. Go Burger’s list of creative burgers has something for every mood, with other notables including a Miso Hungry with tempura red onion rings, soy mushrooms, jack cheese and Miso Russian or the “UltiMELT” with caramelized onions, bacon and Go Burger Sauce between two slender rye and Gruyere grilled cheese sandwiches.

(credit: 67 Burger)

(credit: 67 Burger)

Pastrami Burger, 67 Burger

234 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY
718.399.6767

With restaurants in Park Slope and Fort Greene, Brooklynites can celebrate this month in a creative way with 67 Burger’s popular Pastrami Burger. Choose a beef or chicken patty encrusted with pastrami seasonings topped with saurkraut and swiss on a soft and crusty pretzel bun with mustard. And if pastrami seasonings aren’t your thing, there are 13 other burger styles with five proteins to choose from for the burger of your dreams.

(credit: Hudson Common)

(credit: Hudson Common)

BBQ Bacon Burger, Hudson Common

356 West 58th St
New York, NY
212 554 6217

Bite into a barbecue style burger in the spirit of summer cookouts at Hudson Common. The BBQ Bacon Burger features Georgia Mustard Braised Bacon and gooey Velveeta for a hearty sandwich. And while you’re dining, check out Tequila Park, recently opened in Hudson Common serving up a menu of tacos and tequila.

(credit: STK)

(credit: STK)

STK Signature Burger, STK

26 Little West 12th St
New York, NY
(646) 624-2444

The STK Signature Burger is no traditional hamburger and bun combination. Foie gras is stuffed in an 8oz beef burger then topped with aged cheddar and tomato confit for a gourmet burger experience. Also check out the Lil BRGs of wagyu beef with special sauce on a sesame bun for a shareable burger bite.

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Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.
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