Or, 'But What Do They Call it in France?
Hype never moves me the way it should. In fact, it turns me off. I refused to see Pulp Fiction for three years after its initial release for that very reason, and even then wasn't that impressed. But when multiple trusty sources of mine collude to recommend a burger, I feel I owe it to myself to at least give it a try.
I don't like ordering burgers with funny names. And since Pulp Fiction left a sour taste in my mouth, I especially did not like asking for a "Royale with Cheese." Thankfully, the waitress spoke cheeseburger, and that's all I had to ask for. That and a Porkslap, which is a mighty tasty cheap beer from a can. She did this neat trick where the can rests on the edge of a pint glass and pours itself. I was impressed already.
To summarize: We probably don't agree about Pulp Fiction, but it's not like I write for a film blog. Trust me when I tell you this is a burger worth ordering, with cheese. Or don't, I don't care; it's not like Royale is hurting for hype.
Address: 157 Avenue C, New York NY (Alphabet City, b/n 9th and 10th; map)
Short Order:Delectable cheeseburger, acceptable hamburger. Optimal pickle coverage regardless.
Want Fries With That? A basket of the shoestring variety will set you back $3, but there's plenty and you should share. Onion rings are also available and are equally skinny. Maybe they're making up for the beef?
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