If steak is too formidable, Marc Forgione, the chef-owner behind the swanky steakhouse chain, has crafted a meaty ode to Mickey D’s ubiquitous Big Mac. Like its predecessor, Forgione’s upmarket version contains a house-made special sauce, onions, pickles and American cheese on top of a beefy blend of brisket, short rib and Wagyu beef.
New Yorker’s take their burgers seriously—damn seriously. So it’s no surprise that the results for this year’s Battle of the Burger showdown—in which thousands of locals voted for their fave burgers in town—were tight. Here are the very best, which range from standouts at fancy steakhouses to no-frills versions at bar-food faves and classics that go perfect with french fries. And if you’re hankering for a taste of these, be sure to check out our Battle of the Burger shindig on Thursday, August 10th.
Time Out New York’s Battle of the Burger presented by Budweiser
Thursday, August 10
Session 1: 5:30-7:30pm, Session 2: 8:30-10:30pm, South Street Seaport, $50
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