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National Cheeseburger Week at Uncle Sam’s – Three Deals to Celebrate

Uncle Sam’s in New York City has declared September 18th – 24th “National Cheeseburger Week.” During “National Cheeseburger Week,” Uncle Sam’s will introduce three fantastic ways to celebrate:

  • Buy Two, Get One: Buy two Uncle Sam’s Cheeseburgers and get one free from September 18th – 24th
  • Weekly Deal: Char Sui Cheeseburger, housemade sriracha chips and a Boylan fountain soda for $9.95 plus tax
  • Social Share: Everyone who shares a picture of their Uncle Sam’s cheeseburger on Uncle Sam’s Facebook,Twitter or Instagram accounts from September 18th – 24th will be entered to win free lunch at Uncle Sam’s for one week

Uncle Sam's National Cheeseburger Week


Best NYC Burger Joints

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day tomorrow, Foursquare analyzed its location data to reveal the top 50 burger joints in the US. Minetta Tavern in New York City comes in as #1 on the list of best burgers, followed by Burger Joint , Shake Shack, J.G. Melon, 5 Napkin Burger and The Spotted Pig. A list of the top 10 is below. There’s plenty of New York City places on here – check them out!

  1. Minetta Tavern NY, NY
  2. Burger Joint NY, NY
  3. Shake Shack NY, NY
  4. Gordon Ramsay BurGR Las Vegas, NV
  5. J.G. Melon NY, NY
  6. Kuma’s Corner Chicago, IL
  7. AJ Bombers Milwaukee, WI
  8. 5 Napkin Burger NY, NY
  9. The Spotted Pig NY, NY
  10. Hopdoddy Burger Bar Austin, TX


Check out this list from The Daily Meal of the 101 Best Burgers in America. Does your favorite burger spot make the list?

National Hamburger Day – $1 Burgers from GoodMeal

Looking for an inexpensive lunch today? In honor of National Hamburger Day, GoodMeal is offering a delicious and healthy burger for only $1 – today only!

The GoodMeal Signature Burger features 90% lean ground beef. Caramelized shallots with a splash of white wine vinegar give the burger a nice bite, which sharp cheddar, fat free yogurt and tomato balance out the richness.

Goodmeal Signature Burger

In case you’re not familiar with GoodMeal, they’re a new healthy ready-to-eat delivery service that just launched in NYC this past April. Think Munchery, Plated, HelloFresh, Blue Apron – but without the hassle of cooking. The dishes arrive to you quickly, fresh, with sustainable ingredients and are healthy. Currently they’re only available in certain zip codes but expanding quickly to cover all of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn by the end of 2015.

Take advantage of today’s deal and if you do, let me know how it is!

Bareburger Updates Its Menu

Bareburger – 33-21 31st Avenue, Astoria, New York (and various locations)

That’s right, Bareburger is rolling out an update to its menu across all locations. I checked out the Astoria location recently and was shocked when my old favorites were no longer on the menu. (I wasn’t alone. There were lots of people asking the waiters what happened to the menu.)

The new menu is more robust than it used to be, with brand new burger combinations, sides, salads and sandwiches. I gave the Blue Elk burger a try.

Bareburger Blue Elk Burger
Blue Elk Burger

Elk, Amish blue cheese, country bacon, stout onions and tomato fig jam. How could you go wrong?

Bareburger Onion Rings
Onion Rings

Don’t worry, the onion rings and fries basket combo is still on the menu… and still just as good.

The Verdict

Bareburger changed its menu and the world didn’t end. The burgers, onion rings and fries are still just as delicious as before. I love this place and for similar Bareburger lovers, the menu refresh gives everyone a lot more options to try! 

Check out my old post on Bareburger to compare. 

Happy National Burger Day!

It’s National Burger Day and there’s only one way to celebrate – eating burgers! The newly-launched burger finding app, Burgerator, is hosting a party tonight in honor of the day at Hotel Chantelle. You can RSVP and find out more information here. If burgers weren’t incentive enough, readers can get $5 off if you purchase a $20 ticket and use promo code Burgerator.

National Burger Day Hotel Chantelle Burgerator

A Burger Lover’s Dream App

You’re in the East Village, starving and looking for that perfect burger… where do you go? Starting today, you’ll have the ability to quickly pull up the top-rated burgers nearby, no matter where you are, so you can spend less time searching and more time chowing down.

Burgerator, a new app designed to help burger lovers discover and rate burgers, is now available via iTunes (download here).


I had the chance to check out this app and was really impressed. It has a very clean design, allowing for users to quickly and easily find burgers nearby (in either a list or map view) and sort them by distance and rating. Burgerator also has an Instagram-like news feed (Burger feed) that showcases all those mouthwatering burger pictures from users.


One of my favorite parts of the app is the rating system. Burgerator gives users the ability to rate burgers based on unique criteria, including burger-to-bun ratio, taste, toppings, and more. The ratings provide a bit of humor as well, with “mouth party” and “yoga pants” being some of the options. 


Just scrolling through the feed with photos of burgers is enough to make me hungry. I just started using Burgerator but I’m already a huge fan and can see this app helping me to uncover some great new crowd-sourced burger spots across New York City and beyond.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

NYC’s Best Burgers You Don’t Know About

Lets’ give a shout-out to the exceptional burgers that don’t make the usual “best burgers in New York City” lists. I personally recommend Molly’s Shebeen and the Ear Inn (although I’d like to continue to keep these places a lesser-known secret for as long as possible). Check out Thrillist’s thoughts on the best burgers you don’t know about.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

32 Burgers That Are Better Than A Girlfriend

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to pass along the best article I’ve read this morning (shout out to Kristin for sending it my way). Scrap all that lovey dovey stuff and love some food instead, with 32 Burgers That Are Better Than A Girlfriend.

How can you turn down a pretzel bacon nacho cheeseburger or the cinnaburger?

Donut Burger
Donut Burger

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