Trailer Park Lounge
271 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
The best thing about eating burgers, is eating burgers. The next best thing about eating burgers is eating them with others so they can back you up when you say “it’s so good, you have to try it!” Once upon a time, I ate a burger at the Trailer Park Lounge in NYC and realized, that of all the world’s burgeratti, Burger Conquest were the only people singing it’s praises. After calling them out online , A Hamburger Today’s Adam Kuban with the promise of “full-on burger porn in the Trailer Park.” 6 Months later, at the 2nd meeting of the Burgeratti AKA “BURGERCON“A Hamburger Today, Burger of the Month Club and Burger Conquest descended upon the Trailer Park for said promise of “burger porn.”
Located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the Trailer Park Lounge is a kitchy restaurant filled with Elvis, Bowling, Beer and lawn decoration paraphernalia. The menu is simple and includes both Schaefer’s and Pabst in cans. There is no way to walk out of this place in a bad mood.
The Trailer Park burger is juicy, but not greasy and served between a toasted sesame seed bun. Cooked just right (medium rare for me), the sandwich is flavorful, but not over loaded. Served with the best tater tots on the planet, which I like to describe as “the carbohydrate version of heroin” and a damn tasty bowl of chili mac.
Jackie, Paul and I have all had many a tot-filled occasion here so, Adam, Robyn, Lizzie, Jason, Kyle – how did it measure up? Was it “Can’t Help Falling In Love” or was this nothin’ but a “Hound Dog?”
Now, someone call Weird Al and have this re-written as “There’s No Stoppin’ Tots”