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once upon a time, in those newlywed years long long ago, josh and i began a hunt for new york city’s very best burger. as self-proclaimed cheeseburger fanatics who also fall hard for french fries and rarely meet a milkshake we don’t like, the self-imposed task of finding the very best burgers this city has to offer felt nothing short of our very favorite thing to do together. fast forward some ten years later, with a small stint in washington d.c. (where we continued the search around the district), a few moments where i couldn’t fathom eating meat ever again (hi, rude pregnancies), and 5 children later, we’re still using it as an excuse when out and about to order the burger. order it with all the things… the sunny side egg on top, the 5 different cheeses or fancy never-heard-of-before sauces… why not!? hold the ketchup on mine, please. double the ketchup on his. milkshakes?! we’ll take one! fries?! an extra order, thank you!
and so, we have resurrected an official search for the best burgers in new york city this winter, and to kick it off, we had burgers at kings of kobe, where you can have fun creating a custom burger with any combination of more than 30 toppings (and also order it with your preferred meat temperature, something really nice for a girl like me who orders everything well-done). i used my new capital one savor® card, which i’ve loved using over the past few months because it allows me to earn cash back on fun outings like this best burger search while also creating memorable experiences in the process. i get 4% back on dining (as well as entertainment!) and my rewards don’t expire during the life of my account. it’s great news for the foodie in me, and also for my burger search. :)
for all you foodies out there (in new york or elsewhere!), tell us where your favorite burger places are, and how you order yours! would love recommendations both near and far, since i’m not pregnant and my appetite is in full swing for all things milkshakes, french fries and the very best cheeseburgers!
i’m realizing that when i rate a burger on a scale from 1-10, a lot of those numbers are taken up solely by the hamburger bun. do you agree?! it’s gotta be a good one (potato buns are my favorite) or it kind of ruins the entire thing for me. have you guys ever tried the protein style (no bun, just lettuce)?! it’s a disaster to hold and eat, but somehow i really enjoy it even though i’m usually such a bun girl.
also having a very big moment of enjoying things like fried eggs on my burgers. normally, i’m a meat, lettuce and tomato (maybe pickle) and sauce sorta order.
when you’re trying to hurry and take a photo before eating but ya can’t keep your eyes off the fries. haha. they were pretty good. i couldn’t help it.
let me know in the comments which burger places you love and recommend for us to try! i sure do love working on my winter body, so i’m ready. ;) please let me know!