Last night's Battle of the Burough Burgers. Part of the Cuisine of Queens (and Beyond) event in Astoria. Four boroughs pitting their burgers against one another. (Staten Island was snubbed, apparently.)
No surprise that the Queens-native burger from Harry's at Water Taxi Beach won. The Water Taxi Beach burger, as made by Harry Hawk, was up against Resto (Manhattan), 67 Burger (Brooklyn), Coals (The Bronx), and Brgr (also Manhattan). IMHO, Hawk's totes-awesome burger deserves the win. It's made exactly how I love my burgs: loosely-packed; on the thin, manageable side; served on a soft white bun; and with a great crunchy seared bits on the patty surface. If you've not had a Water Taxi Beach burger, you owe it to your lazy-ass self to get out there and try one. The view and the burger make the trip worth it.
Take the 7 train to Vernon-Jackson (first stop in Queens), get out and walk along ... oh, forget it. Here's a Google map.
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