schnippers – the big schnipp

big schnipp
Name: The Big Schnipp
Location: Schnippers, 23 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 (multiple locations in NYC)
Protein: 2, 5 oz. Creekstone Farms beef patties
Bun: Brioche
Toppings: American cheese, lettuce, plum tomatoes, pickles, red onion, Schnippers sauce
Burger to Bun Ratio: Perfect
Accompaniments: Nothing (Fries are $2.99 extra)
Price: $10.99

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Notes, etc.:
The burger was cooked to my liking at medium-rare and was very juicy, messy, and tasty. The brioche bun was toasted and surprisingly held together throughout consumption.

At $2.99 extra, you get seasoned and satisfactory shoestring fries. I could probably go without them next time.

Schnippers serves a great fast food style burger. If you get sad from the crazy long line at Shake Shack, keep heading down 23rd to get your burger fix.

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upland – upland cheeseburger

upland cheeseburger
Name: Upland Cheeseburger
Location: Upland, 345 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010
Protein: 2, 4 oz. grass-fed La Frieda beef patties
Bun: Orwasher’s Seeded Bun
Toppings: American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, peppadew peppers, avocado
Burger to Bun Ratio: Perfect
Accompaniments: Fries, pickle & a side of ketchup
Price: $21

Notes, etc.:
The thin patties are cooked to around medium. The savoriness of the cheese, beef, and peppers go well with the smoothness & butteriness of the very healthy portion of avocado. The Orwasher’s seeded bun held up to the juiciness until the very last 2-3 bites, where it finally started to split, though I was able to avoid any burger insides spilling onto my plate. The bun had a firm exterior, with a light, airy interior. The tasty accompanying shoestring fries were salted, crispy, and served in a perfect portion.

Keep in mind, the burger is only available on the lunch menu. It is a little on the pricey side, but it you won’t be disappointed!

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wimpy’s original – wimpy cheese burger

Name: Wimpy Cheese Burger
Location: Wimpy’s Original, 1015 N Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063
Protein: 6 oz. Angus beef
Bun: Aversa Bakery Bun
Toppings: American cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onion, bang bang sauce (Wimpy’s secret sauce)
Burger to Bun Ratio: Great
Accompaniments: Fries & soda (with combo meal)
Price: $9.85 (combo)

Notes, etc.: The burger is customizable, as you have lots of choices in toppings. I wanted a closer to traditional flavor profile for mine.

The fresh Aversa bun was delicate and airy, yet strong enough to hold up to the juicy burger. It was tasty and had a good sear which added some texture. The bang bang sauce had some notes of sweetness and spiciness and complimented the burger and fries well. The combo came with a very generous helping of fries. This may be the best burger I’ve had in Delaware County.

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white rose system – small burgers

Name: Small burgers
Location: White Rose System, 201 E 1st Ave, Roselle, NJ 07203
Protein: Beef (looked freshly formed with rough edges)
Bun: Regular white
Toppings: Chopped, grilled onion, American cheese
Burger to Bun Ratio: A little more bread than meat.
Accompaniments: Crinkle cut fries, pickles
Price: $6.64 (for the combo, 2 small burgers + fries + 12 oz. shake)

Notes, etc.: These had a steamed quality to it, just like a White Castle slider, though these were a bit larger. I would have liked more beef for the amount of bun, but it was still tasty. $6.64 for steamed, griddled burgers with fries and a shake is an awesome deal.

They also had regular sized burgers which, I believe, were served on kaiser rolls. Anyone know if these are steamed as well?

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south philadelphia tap room – cheeseburger

Name: Cheeseburger
Location: South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St., Philadelphia, PA 19145
Protein: Rineer Family Farms Grass Fed Beef
Bun: Baker Street Snowflake Bun
Toppings: Smoked cheddar, lettuce, beer-braised Country Time bacon, red onion, secret sauce
Burger to Bun Ratio: Perfect
Accompaniments: Fries, pickled vegetables, housemade ketchup
Price: $13.00

Notes, etc.: This burger has been on my list to try for some time now. Fellow blogger Albert Yee (Messy & Picky) told me that SPTR makes his favorite burger and when I finally get to try it, to order it rare. To be honest, I was a little hesitant to order a burger rare, especially since many places can’t even sear a medium-rare burger properly enough and it just falls apart. Trusting Albert’s recommendation and having had Chef Scott Schroeder’s food before, I figured it was in my best interest to order it rare.

Talk about a flavor punch… this thing was incredible. From the moment the plate hits your table you can smell the smoke of the bacon. The cheddar was super melty and managed to make it onto every bite. The bacon was some SERIOUSLY thick cut bacon, but yet it was easy enough to bite off without a fight and packed a ton of flavor. The burger itself was very juicy and cooked right. That cross section is sure messy, but the Baker Street bun held together well to all the juices and weight.

I am now a believer in rare burger eating. This was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.

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