Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

Dutch Boy Burger

Posted in Burgers on January 25th, 2016 by Nathan – Be the first to comment

It's been ages since I've reviewed a burger. But I'm living in NYC again, where I first started my burger reviews, and the other day, my friend Jenn asked if I didn't have a blog "dedicated to reviewing hamburgers at one point?" I figure those two things alone ought to get me reviewing again.

With that garbage intro to this post aside, I can transition rapidly to the garbage burger I had on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It's been my tradition for over a decade to drink a milkshake on MLK day, and this year I had to find one in Crown Heights. Dutch Boy Burger was recommended by trusted friends, new friends that I met only days earlier, and by the internet. So clearly, it was the best option (also the closest).

And I gotta say, it was a delicious shake. I did a chocolate/vanilla mix, partially because that's "in the spirit of the holiday," but mostly because I love that combo in a shake. And it delivered. Creamy and thick, this was clearly made with high quality ice cream, whole milk, and care, right there seconds before it was delivered to me in a diner-style glass. It was fantastic.

Unlike the burger. I got a "Bacon Blue Burger," complete with thick-cut bacon (this was good), bleu cheese (also good), and, after I asked for it, mayonnaise. The burger itself? A major letdown. Poor meat quality, thin, inconsistently cooked (I like medium rare, but this was charred darkly on the outside as though well done, but cold on the inside as though rare), bland, and overall weak.

I was disappointed in the burger, but I'll probably return for the shake. Even if this place felt strongly like it was home to an angel heralding the four horsemen of gentrification (and the prices certainly reflected that), it's hard to find a shake that good. I'll just have to eat elsewhere.

Goodbye, New York

Posted in me! on May 21st, 2011 by Nathan – Be the first to comment

Well that’s all for me in NYC. This week has been a lot of fun and a whirlwind time of graduations and various other events, but now it’s time for me to say goodbye to New York.

Unless the world ends today, I’m flying (probably as you read this) to Houston, where I will again live. I’m very excited for this. I have a great job, a great apartment, and a great girlfriend to share these with. Life is good.

Nonetheless, I’ll miss some things about New York. Here’s a sampling :

  • Chinese food and pizza. These things exist in Houston, but not nearly as good.
  • When it runs on time, the Subway. There’s nothing like going out, drinking, then not having to drive home.
  • Broadway. There’s plenty of theatre in Houston but it’s not the same.
  • Staten Island. Well, maybe not. But Brooklyn I will miss.
  • Three Buck Chuck, and Trader Joe’s in general. Apparently Houston is getting one in three years but those three years are going to be a long wait.

Of course, there’s other stuff too. Going back through the pages of this blog, or just viewing posts tagged ‘new york,’ will probably give a more thorough look. And I’m sure in the future I’ll have more to say on this topic. But for now, I’m tired and packing for the apocalypse, or my new life, whichever occurs. Goodbye, New York.

Brooklyn Brewery

Posted in Beer on May 16th, 2010 by Nathan – 3 Comments, Shai and I headed to awesome borough of Brooklyn in order to tour the Brooklyn Brewery, one more in my never-ending quest to hit up every craft brewery ever. The deal was pretty similar to other breweries: they had a very brief tour (the setup was very similar to Goose Island) and then we enjoyed some beers while sitting in a setup similar to Saint Arnold.

We sat at a table and enjoyed our brews while those around us drank, ate pizza (we also grabbed a slice earlier), stacked cups, and played cards. The three beers I had were the IPA, the Summer, and the Blast.

The one major downside was the price: unlike most breweries, payment was per beer: four for one or twenty for six. Shai and I split twenty in order to take advantage of the discount, but we were both a bit shocked by the high pricing for a brewery. New York City, huh.