When someone first uttered the phrase “go big or go home” back in the 1990s, the Butcher Block from Boucherie is what they had in mind. This gargantuan menu item is enough to feed 5 Fred Flintstones.
What you see before you is Boucherie’s large format, signature dish. The Butcher’s Block includes a house selection of sauces and dry-aged meat; 16 oz filet mignon, 14 oz hanger steak & 16 oz bone in New York strip … plus bone marrow.
This was a succulent, mouth-watering display of humankind’s dominance over the planet. You need this. You need this now.
Call up your friends, co-workers, lover, family … whomever and make a plan to go enjoy a decadently delicious night of Steak of Boucherie.
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.
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.
How are you going to celebrate #NationalCheeseBurgerDay?
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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.
“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.”
The Mac and cheese Burger from The Ainsworth is the most legit Mac and cheese Burger of them all.
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.