24 E. 12th St
New York, NY 10003
After eating burgers or steak for 6 days straight, I swore I would eat healthy today. I had been doing really good until I got up from my desk to go get a soda at the University Place Gourmet and ran into my business partner Mark. Mark is one of the nicest and most passionate people I have ever met. When he gets into something, he goes the full distance and commits himself 110% It makes him a great business man, friend, husband and father of 2. It also makes him an absolutely fiendish, crack-like addicted fan of Stand. While Matt, Adam and I were on our way to the bodega, we bumped into Mark who begged us to go get lunch with him at Stand. This has happened before so I really shouldn’t be surprised.
While I had already eaten a grilled chicken and green beans Lean Cuisine, I wasn’t all that hungry, but if you know me, I can’t turn down a burger. I ordered a mini-burger with white American. It’s served on a tiny little brioche with ketchup and pickles, both of which I asked to not be on the burger. I also asked for the burger to be served medium-rare which at this size, is a pretty difficult task. Now don’t get confused, these are not sliders (generally served smashed and greasy) this was literally a smaller version of their regular-sized burger. The cheese to burger ratio was on the heavy side, due to small size of the patty, but I had no complaints about that! It was a tasty little treat and honestly made me want to go back a 3rd time and finally get the real deal.