5 Napkin Burger – Various Locations
Earlier this year I shared my thoughts on what I consider to be one of the best burgers around, 5 Napkin Burger. I recently headed back to their Astoria location and lo and behold, they have a new menu! It doesn’t look like the new menu has been changed online yet but you can check out a picture of it here. The real changes are the additions of various ‘small plates’ and flatbreads.
I of course wasn’t going to pass up trying some of these new ‘small plates’ which now include fried calamari, deviled eggs, and cocktail shrimp.
Off the new menu I ordered:
- Warm Bavarian Pretzel Stick: beer and cheese fondue
- Pimento Cheese Potato Skins: bacon and sour cream
In typical 5 Napkin Burger fashion, these were both delicious. The pretzel stick came out piping hot and had a crispy outer shell with a soft inside. The beer and cheese fondue had a kick to it which I did not expect but definitely welcomed. The fondue was not as smooth as I had hoped it to be and hopefully that will be something they iron out in the coming weeks – nobody likes a chunky fondue. The potato skins were very good as well. They come out five on a plate and are small, so don’t expect to fill up on them, but deliver a lot of flavor. I half expected these to be your typical frozen potato skins you pop in the oven. However, they were more than that. The pimento cheese, similar to the beer and cheese fondue, gave them a slight kick and the cold sour cream offset this nicely.
From what we were told, the new menu is only at the Astoria 5 Napkin Burger location right now. I’m not sure if they’re planning on expanding it to the other locations but the new additions give eaters a lot more options for appetizers before diving into their incredible burgers. Come on out to Astoria and try them out!