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The Shake Smash Guy: How To Have The Ultimate Burger Experience In Downtown Brooklyn

Rather than settle for a sub-optimal burger-topping-fry combo, Serious Eats editors Carey Jones, Erin Zimmer, and I went straight into the heart of the Burger Zone (the official name for the area of downtown Brooklyn that now houses a Shake Shack, a Smashburger, and a Five Guys all within a five-minute walkable radius). Once we reached the epicenter of the three restaurants, we split up and headed out to pick up a topped burger and side of fries from each restaurant. The idea was that we'd use the different components to assemble The Ultimate Burger and Fries Combo, a high end fast-food meal so epic that it requires the use of capital letters. More

New to NYC Burger Chains: The Counter, SmashBurger, Go Burger, and Elevation Burger

Last week, I visited Elevation Burger, an organic burger chain from Falls Church Virginia, The Counter, a high concept design-a-burger chain from California, Go Burger, a brick-and-mortar version of the truck based on a Los Angeles burger joint, and Smashburger, the rapidly expanding Denver-based chain that just opened its first New York location in Brooklyn. At each restaurant, I ordered a few burgers, tried all of their sides and special menu items, as well as a milkshake. How'd they compare to each other, and more importantly, are they going to be key players in the New York burger landscape? Let's take a look at them one at a time and see. More

SmashBurger Is Smashingly Good

[Photographs: Nick Solares] SmashBurger Location reviewed: 15 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042 (near Maple Avenue, map); 973-433-7343; smashburger.com for locations Cooking Method: Smashed Short Order: This rapidly expanding fast casual chain offers excellent burgers using fresh smashed beef Want... More

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