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Quick Bite at Corner Bistro

We are having a great time working on editing The Burgerlution. It’s been a labor of love. The film is coming together smoothly. But spending so many hours in the cutting room can be exhausting. And watching hours and hours of delicious, juicy hamburgers on the big screen can be appetizing.

Yesterday, The Burgerlution decided to take some time off. And what a better way to spend an R&R day than eating a hamburger?

This meant a trip to Corner Bistro in the West Village. We are partial to smaller, waxpaper-adorned burgers but there’s a special place in our hearts for this meaty behemoth.┬áIf there is any burger that deserves an unhinged jaw, full-facial work out, it is this one. The cheeseburger at Corner Bistro is just a treat.

Our favorite part of Corner Bistro is the no-nonsense attitude. The atmosphere is super old-school and everything feels very true to its roots. We love that there is no menu except for the small board that we can hardly make out from across the room. As if we need a menu! Hamburgers all around!

Get your own mouthful at Corner Bistro, W4th and the corner of Jane St in the West Village.

a well deserved burger

Being that it is restaurant week I decided to treat myself to a well deserved lunch. There is nothing better than saying, "I am going to treat myself today," and getting something you would not normally get. Considering my budget being a college student it's not a normal day when I decide to spend $25 on lunch, however I can justify this by telling myself it is for school. After all eating hamburgers and finding out about how they evolved is my thesis. I had finished work early Friday, and I was in the flatiron area, when I had realized it is restaurant week. What better than to head to the "Ace Hotel" and visit "The Breslin" they do after all have the prix fixe menu option for restaurant week. After making a few phone calls to see if anyone was interested in coming along to lunch (a late one), I headed to The Breslin myself for a well deserved lunch.

Upon arriving to The Breslin, I noticed it was quite busy and I may have to sit at the bar. I checked in with the hostess who suggested doing just that. After getting setup at the bar I was immediately provided a few menus. I was quite surprised when looking at the prix fixe menu when it did not include the lamb burger. Oh well, I knew exactly what I was going to get anyway.

I took a quick glance at the cocktail menu and a few things caught my eye, I decided on the Forbidden Fruit (Apple Brandy, Pimm’s, fresh lemon juice and bitters,topped with ginger beer). This was served in a tall glass with ice and was perfect to sip on while I waited for my burger.

The service when I had arrived was as you would expect for a busy restaurant, however as time went by and more people left, it became more personal. I did wait quite a bit for the burger to come out, however I saw a good 5-10 other burgers come out for people who had come before me. But boy was the burger worth the wait.

The Burger arrived on a wood cutting board, with a steak knife, cumin mayo, and a french fry holder. It was a beautiful sight. I was so ready to dig in but I had to snap some shots for the blog.

After snapping a few pictures, I had to take a bite… A bite well deserved and worth the wait.

The lamb burger was perfectly cooked, medium-rare is the standard for the burger. It is served on a ciabatta, which would be great to absorb the juices, however the burger was juicy yet contained. It was a great experience because I didn't need to consistently clean my hands or face. On the burger there was an onion garnish, a few light pieces for flavor, not overpowering. The lamb burger is about flavor, it is an unexplainable mouth feeling. Normally I am quite the burger purist, enriched white bun and ground beef, I however consider this a real hamburger. 

I highly suggest visiting The Breslin if you are interested in having a lamb burger experience.

The Breslin