The Best Burger to Eat at Schnipper’s …. Today

A monster 10 oz double Cheeseburger with lettuce, plum tomatoes, pickles, red onions and Schnipper’s sauce. I should say “the,” not “a,” because of all the times I’ve eaten this particular Burger, this was the best one.

Everything about it was perfect, most notably the sear on the patty, which was still pink in the middle. That’s not easy to do on a patty of this thickness.

The cheese, oh the cheese! Because this Burger spent just enough time wrapped in tin foil (time = to the distance to walk the Burger around the corner and take an elevator 5 floors) the cheese had melted into a cascading blanket down the side.

But not just that, the bun was perfectly toasted. There was just enough sauce to add some viscosity without over powering the flavor of the meat. The lettuce never got in the way. The taste of the onion kept itself subtly in the background.

And this may sound funny to you, but it doesn’t to me, the Burger required almost no photo prep. It was practically Instagram ready as is!

I’ve eaten this Burger (and many others from the Schnipper’s) before but this one left a mark. I can’t stop thinking about it.

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Best Work Happy Hour in Hoboken + Great Cheeseburgers

There are lots of Burgers in Hoboken. Not all of them are great. One worth eating is at Jack’s Cabin.

It’s one of the first bars I’ve been to where the environment is intended for you to build and celebrate connections with co-workers. When I working out of Mission50 we would eat there for lunch, hold meetings there and go there for happy hour.

Thankfully, the food is really good! #NationalCheeseBurgerDay.


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When is National Cheeseburger Day?

How are you going to celebrate #NationalCheeseBurgerDay?

It happens every year on September 18th.

Never miss another food holiday again! Check out The Ultimate Food Holiday Foodie Calendar and Guide.

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Where to get Chicago-Style Italian Beef in NYC

NYC > Chicago. All the way.

Putting aside which is better, Chicago certainly has mastered the Italian Beef sandwich. Well thanks to Hank’s Juicy Beef, you no longer need a flight to Chi-town to get an authentic one here in NYC.

I’ll give it to you in their own words, because I couldn’t really do it better:

“Chicago-style Italian Beef sandwiches to New York City. Slow roasted beef, marinated in savory Italian herbs & spices, topped with a spicy (or mild) giardiniera, loaded onto freshly-baked French bread.”

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The Mac And Cheese Burger to End the Rest

The Mac and cheese Burger from The Ainsworth is the most legit Mac and cheese Burger of them all.

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The New York Pizza for Crust Junkies

Baking and breads fanatics, tune in. Pizza crust haters, please move along.

Go eat Corner Slice. It’s a pizza spot from the found of Ivan Ramen.


Yup. And the focus of the pie is not the red sauce, the cheese or other stops, although those are really important and good, this place is all about the dough.

They start with spelt and durum wheat blend from Central Milling. The dough undergoes a 60-hour fermentation at 80 percent hydration. The dough has a starter as well as some cake yeast. This process creates a crispier crust (it’s delicious) and lower levels of gluten.

After the dough is done fermenting, it gets par-baked and then topped. Once you place an order, the pizza is finished off quickly in the oven. While it results in a thicker piece of pizza, it’s actually much lighter than you expect.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s a crust lovers pie.

And if you’re into tomato pies (look it up if you don’t know), which I most certainly am, start with one of those slices. I’m willing to volley it’s the best tomato pie in NYC, even though it’s a very different crust type than normally on a tomato pie.

Once you’ve fully appreciated the dough and delicious sauce, then you can try cheese, white pie and meat topped options.

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Where Do French Fries Come From? It Ain’t France!

It’s #FryDay! Go French Fry it up like you mean it. Suggestion: the salt, pepper and Parmesan with a trio of dips from Rochelle’s NYC.

#FunFryFact: while you may think they originated from the country of France, they can actually trace their origin to Belgium.

People who lived in the Meuse Valley in the late 1600s primarily lived off a diet of fried fish. In the winter, when the river would freeze over, they needed another source of low cost food. Bring on the potato!

But where did the word “French” enter the scenario?

The official language of the Belgian army was French. US Soliders stationed in Belgium during World War 1 nick name this local delight “French Fries” and the name just stuck.

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Order This After You Get the Stuffed Burger at the Iron Horse

Most people will tell you that when you visit the Iron Horse in Westwood, NJ you need to get one of their stuffed Burgers. It’s a spot on suggestion.

But once you’ve been there several times, you’re going to be curious about the rest of the food.

That’s when you need to step to their “Original” Philly Cheesesteak. It comes with grilled onions and provolone.

I’m gonna urge you to add cherry peppers and extra cheese. You’re not going to regret that decision.

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One of the Best Reasons to Eat Sliders

One of my fave styles of Burgers is a properly made slider.

Like these ones from the White Mana in Jersey City.

I like them for a lot of reasons but among the top is there’s no guilt in eating multiple.

Go get a stack and enjoy!

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Genuine Roadside Might Be My Favorite Burger in NYC

“What’s your favorite Burger” is the top question people ask me.

It makes sense. I like Burgers. People have a sense of trust in my opinion. They want to know where I would go to get one. I am humbled to be asked this question. However, the reality is that I like a whole ton of different Burgers. Picking just one is difficult.

More often than not I choose where I’m going to eat a Burger based on how I feel at that moment. So maybe I want an old school slider or I’m looking for something chef driven and fancy or I want to old school Irish pub-style Burger.

The point is; I feel crippled in having to give somebody just one answer. Mostly because I believe in equal opportunity Burger eating.

However, if you’re going to nail me down to a subset of 1 or just a couple answers without giving me qualifications based on the type of Burger you like or the neighborhood you’re asking about, I do have some standards.

One of the BEST Burgers in NYC is the Spicy Smokehouse Burger from Genuine Roadside. It’s topped with Spicy Smokehouse Burger bacon, smoked gouda, charred jalapeño mayo, sweet pickles & chipotle bbq.

While I would normally opt for something more traditional, like cheese and grilled onions, I will always deviate from that answer when I believe a restaurant understands how to do something unique better than anybody else.

This Burger from @eatgenuine is the shining example of how this restaurant knows what’s good in Burger innovation.

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