Had a 15 hour work day. And will now enjoy a girl date at Cafe Lalo and a bit of fake ice skating.
Love this app… lets you see what apps are free or on sale for the day.
I am reminded that Gail Simmons and I share something in common, we both go to the same waxing place. It’s nice to know that even pseudo celebs can afford better, but go to the no-frills (cheap) place I go to.
2. The Reader
Yes, I throughly enjoyed Slumdog. Warm and fuzzy dispite the relentless violence.
Benjamin Button was great, but still liked Milk and The Reader better. The movie was NOTHING like the short story. Ah, Hollywood. But Pitt…. Yum.
The Reader was really good too. I didn’t know anything about it, but I loved how it wasn’t all sappy and shit. Kate deserves the nomination, but I haven’t seen the others… So we’ll see if she wins.
Milk made me cry. I thought it was a Gus Van Sant Lite film. The way he cuts in with typography and real film footage and the close up shots. I was really surprised that he did such a mainstream film. Sean Penn is an incredible actor.
Tons of people here. You’d swear that it’s like 8pm on Friday night. I really can’t fathom eating popcorn and soda this early in the morning. I did sneak in my own goodies: izzy drink and mango cashew bars.
On a non-descript street in CT, lies a small restaurant that NY Mag calls “Out-of-Town restaurants that are worth the trip.” Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to try this place.
Now, I’ve eaten at a lot burger joints in NYC: Stand, JG Melon, Five Guys, Corner Bistro, Island Burger, Lucky Burger, Spotted Pig, Shake Shack, Resto, Jackson Hole, Pop Burger, Blue 9, Burger Joint @ Le Meridian etc. I’ve only eaten at a couple not so memorable burger places in Westchester. So I think I’ve got a pretty good grasp of what I like and don’t like.
For me, I consider not only the food, but the overall experience. I walked in and the environment was very orange (which is a color that stimulates hunger), but we were immediately greeted by Kory Wollins (we later discovered he’s the owner). After he took our order we sat down and I noticed that he knew most of his customers coming through the door, which was a nice touch.
The menu here is pretty basic, what you see above is a Single, with cheddar, raw onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. Also, small fries and a strawberry shake.
- Surprised that it came on toast, not a bun. It was well buttered, like a grilled cheese. It didn’t collapse, like some bread does, but I think it was due to the proper slicing of the condiments (which we’ll get to later). Kory explained that he originally started with a regular bun, but found this toast a much better choice (and it’s locally made)
- I’m a Northern Cali girl, so I like my condiments. I ordered it with cheddar cheese, which I found out was sharp, hand cut, and melted on the grill before placed on the burger. This had the perfect consistency, not cold in the middle nor greasy. The sharpness made it extra cheddary.
- The onions were extra thin, cut with a mandolin, which was nice because it cooked a little from the heat and it made the burger easier to handle.
Now for the patty.
- All patties are medium rare (unless otherwise specified). It wasn’t a thick patty, but it was still nice and pink throughout. When I bit into it, it was very juicy… and for some burgers, juicy = greasy. Not in this case. Notice in the picture above minimal red spots (usually indicates high oil drips).
I’m really into a flame broiled burger (not BK ok, but Le Meridian) and thick patties, but this was good too. I don’t think you can really categorize this burger compared to flame broiled ones because the taste is different.
- They were thick cut fries, extra crispy, and salted with large flakes of kosher salt. I’m not really a thick fries type girl, I like thin cut because they stay crispy… but these beat out Pomme Frites on St. Marks by a long shot. I think they could have taken out some of the salt only because I found the burger had enough salt (but it could have been that I didn’t drink water all day)
- The strawberry shake tasted like the Mc D’s milkshake I used to get as a kid, but more strawberry-er. The consistency of it was like melted ice cream, then I found out that it IS melted ice cream.
Overall my experience here was excellent. Kory was incredibly friendly, really took in our critiques and explained why and how certain things about his burger shop came about.
Would I come back? Yes. Would I take friends? Yes. Right now, it’s my go-to place for Westchester burgers… if only they were open a lil later.
Burgers Shakes & Fries
302 Delavan Ave., Greenwich , CT 06830 at Chestnut St.
This sunday is National Margarita Day. They have 740 calories per drink.
Thought I was a Type A, but I realized A stood for Asshole. I’m more of a B… for Bitch.