Friday, April 16, 2010

Go Burger Experience Rocked My World

The other day, I read about a new food truck coming to the City streets called Go Burger.  But with so many food trucks out there already, what makes this one special and interesting? Well, I think the secret lies in its brand - it's part of the BLT restaurant chain, which includes BLT Prime, BLT Fish, BLT Steak, BLT Market and BLT Burger.  I've now been to 3 out of 5 of these and I'm a certifiable fan.  So much so that when I saw that Go Burger was giving away free burgers today from 1 p.m. until supplies lasted, I just had to get myself over to 22nd and Park and check it out.

The Experience:
The entire experience of waiting on line, talking with other people and just standing there, anticipating that burger goodness was really exciting.  It was encouraging when we saw people walk away smiling with generous-sized hamburgers in hand and even fries to boot.  The line got progressively longer as I waited and eventually it went to the end of the block, as you can see in the picture above.  I waited about 25 minutes for my burger but it was well worth it.

The Burger:
I promised myself that since I waited so long for this burger, I had to devour it properly.  That meant bringing it back to my desk at work and taking nice, slow, indulgent bites instead of haughtily scarfing it down on the street.  I did sneak some fries in on the way back to work, and they were really awesome, and so crispy.

So once I got back to my desk and unwrapped the burger, I was immediately impressed.  The bun was big and fluffy and covered generously with sesame seeds.  And the inside contents were just as wonderful: bright green lettuce, sweet red onions, a tomato and of course that delicious juicy Black Angus Beef patty.  I loved that it wasn't well done and therefore it was still very moist and flavorful.  You could taste the quality of the meat, which I later found out was made up of a combination of sirloin, short rib, chuck and brisket.  I'm happy to say that it's on the level BLT Burger, which is pretty darn excellent.

The Menu:
I grabbed a full menu of course, for when I'd like to come back and explore some other options.  Here it is in its entirety - enjoy and I highly encourage you to try it.

Hamburger - 5 oz. grilled certified Black Angus Beef...$4 single...$7 double
Cheeseburger...$4 single...$7 double
The Classic - 5 oz. grilled certified Black Angus Beef, tomato, red onion, iceburg lettuce & pickles...$5 single...$8 double
The Classic With Cheese...$6 single...$9 double
Turkey - All natural turkey breast ground with fresh herbs...$6
Lamb Merguez - Colorado lamb, mint-cilantro yogurt sauce, cucumber, olives, red onion, tomato...$10
Salmon - Atlantic salmon, avocado, cucumber, red onion, baby arugula, zesty-cayenne tartar sauce...$11

Hot Dogs:
Kobe Dog - Apple cole slaw, spicy German mustard, pickled jalapenos...$6...$10 footlong

Skinny fries...$3
Cheese fries...$4

Morning Quickie (available until 11 a.m.)
Eggs...traordinary - Maple sausage, egg bacon & cheddar frittata, English muffin...$6

Farmer's Salad - Iceburg, radicchio, chopped vegetables, onion with feta and oregano dressing...$9

Dark chocolate and walnut brownie...$3
Oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie...$3

Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry or Coffee...$4 each

Fresh squeezed lemonade...$3
Fresh brewed iced tea...$3
Boylan's Bottled Sodas...$3

Go Burger - 646.479.6027
Twitter: @goburger


  1. wow that line is nuts!

    have you tried this new spot in astoria yet?

  2. It was nuts by the time I left :)

    Cool - how was Crave Shack? I've heard mixed reviews.



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