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Photographs by Robyn Lee

Lord knows I have written extensively about Mitchel London's fine, fine burger and fries at the Fairway Cafe. Robyn and I paid a visit this week, and I can report that the burger and fries continue to rock, and the chairs are as uncomfortable as ever. There is a news flash about Fairway's burgers: the dinner cheeseburger, which costs $12—or $3.50 more than the lunch burger—is a hefty eight ounces, two ounces more than the lunch burger.

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I had the dinner burger a couple of weeks ago and found the extra two ounces of ground beef extraneous. From now on, I'm going to stick with the lunch burger. The ratio of meat-to-bun is perfect, and the six-ounce lunch burger, ordered medium rare-towards-rare, is insanely juicy and beefy. If Mitchel wants to justify the higher price tag for the dinner burger, throw in some onion rings, dude, or a chocolate shake. Those would be my idea of value-added.

Fairway Cafe

2127 Broadway, New York NY 10023 (b/n W 74th and W 75th; map)
212-595-1888

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