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The best burger I've ever had

The best burger I've ever had

Happy July 4th! To celebrate this day, I thought it would be appropriate to write about the best burger I've ever had because burgers are representative of the immigrants this country is made up of. It is unclear when the burger was invented, but early reports include it being served to emigrants on the ships to America in the mid-1800's or created by a Danish immigrant, Louis Lassen, in New Haven (Connecticut) in 1900. And then it became hugely popular during the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. 

Now I've had a ton of great burgers, from Au Cheval's cheeseburger to the dry-aged burger served at The NoMad Bar. So when our friend told us that he was going to take us to Emily where I will have the best burger I've ever had, you can imagine I was pretty skeptical!

IMG_1942 Emily West Village - Emily Burger Double Stack - LaFrieda dry-aged beef, Emmy sauce, caramelized onion, American cheese, pickles, Tom Cat Pretzel bun, curly fries.jpg

When the burger showed up, my jaw dropped as I saw that rich Emmy sauce ooze from between the juicy patties. It was literally the most decadent and inviting burger I have ever seen! As it was set in front of me, the savory smells of melting cheese, pretzel bread, and meat immediately entered my nostrils. And with my first bite, I couldn't put it down except to munch on some of those crispy curly fries.

IMG_1943 Emily West Village - Emily Burger Double Stack - LaFrieda dry-aged beef, Emmy sauce, caramelized onion, American cheese, pickles, Tom Cat Pretzel bun, curly fries.jpg

On top of serving the best burger I've ever had, Emily makes one of the best pizzas I've ever had. It's a Detroit-style pizza, which comes in a rectangular shape with a thick crust. This style has been becoming very popular in NYC, but I really do think Emily makes it the best, with a perfect crisp on the crust and a nice balance of toppings to dough. 

IMG_1941 Emily West Village - Arenstein Detroit-Grandma Pie - pepperoni, pickled chili, honey.jpg

So make that reservation for a burger that will certainly satisfy your taste buds!

Tips:

  1. Make a reservation in advance. Emily is hugely popular and is always packed, particularly in the West Village location. 
  2. There are two locations - one in Brooklyn and another in Manhattan (West Village).
  3. It's a great place to get together with friends. The pizza is particularly easy to share. 

Emily Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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