199 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
What started out as a simple double date turned into a surprise Burger Conquest. But who doesn’t love a good surprise? This tiny restaurant in Soho brownstone only sits 32 people and serves New American cuisine. Shorty’s.32 small size gives it the appearance of some one’s eclectic dining room.
As I looked over the very limited menu, my friends suggested I get the burger. “Is this going to be one of those?” I asked. “Better get out your camera,” I was told. With only 2 choices for cheese, I ordered a burger medium rare with cheddar, lettuce and onions. My friends, Matt and Melissa, both urged me to go outside my norm and “get the bacon!” It was the right call. The burger was fantastic; juicy, cooked to perfection and full of flavor. The bacon was salty but slightly sweet and when pressed up against some delicious cheddar cheese, made for a perfect pair. Shorty, the owner, asked me how was the burger and I told him “an instant entry into the top 10.”
You gotta try this burger and while you are there, be sure you order the Macaroni and cheese. Most restaurant mac and cheese is bland and boring because we all grew up on Kraft, which is amazing. I have to hand to Shorty’s.32, it’s crispy on top and bursting with cheesy goodness. I had to split it with my wife (who also loved it) because it’s a large portion. With all this great food, it would be easy to overlook the french fries, which were also delicious.