Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The hamburger at The Spotted Pig

Everyone has a favorite hamburger and I’m no exception. Actually I have more than one favorite depending on where I am. For example I love the Hamburger at Zuni in San Francisco, but in New York would have to say my favorite hamburger is at the gastropub The Spotted Pig. Though a hamburger is not something I eat very often when I do I want it to be perfect and satisfying which the hamburger at The Spotted Pig is. And though bar food is pretty simple The Spotted Pig has taken it to another level.

First let's start with bun which is made by Blue Ribbon Bakery. A soft and rich buttery bun that melts in your mouth but doesn’t fall apart or get to soggy. Next of course is the meat which when you order medium rare that is how it comes. The meat is rich and seasoned perfectly the right ratio of fat to meat so it is succulent and juicy. Then the hamburger topped with Roquefort cheese. The rich savory cheese brings to life the hamburger and makes it a completely blissful experience. The hamburger also is accompanied with the thinnest crisp shoestring fries that have been fried with thin slivers of garlic and rosemary. It just does not get better.

The Spotted Pig has a fantastic wine list by the way by the way and I enjoyed the Tocai Friuliano by Bastianich which they pour by the glass with my hamburger.

Next time you find your self craving a hamburger or a little hungover stop by The Pig, sit at the bar and enjoy the perfect burger.

The Spotted Pig
314 West 11th St ( Corner of Greenwich St.)
NYC, NY 10014

Hungry Girl Special

I brought a chilled bottle of 2006 Sancerre Clos de La Neore by Edmund Vatan to see how that would go with the hamburger. I love a crisp cold white wine with a hamburger and this one was a great compliment to the hamburger. Great structure, buttery and a great acidic backbone that was delicious with the hamburger. Available at Chambers St. Wines



Blogger Do Bianchi said...

Great blog, Lora! Adding to my blogroll and reader immediately! Blog on... J

February 14, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger katy elliott said...


This is hands down my favorite burger in NY. I will drive in from CT on rainy days just to have it!

I love that the bun never gets soggy with grease. Those shoestring fries with rosemary and garlic are so earthy and amazing!


February 27, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A few things. One, the best hamburger in the city, is at Wolfgang's Steakhouse. That's because it's made from the trimmings of 28 day aged Porterhouse. They make it the same way at Petter Luger's, but the do a better job of grilling it at Wolfgang's. They only serve it at the bar at lunch on weekdays. You should give it a try. Second, Id like to send you a copy of my dining survey which you can read about here

Just click on the link and register and I will send you a copy as soon as I am notified. Thanks!

March 31, 2008 at 4:44 PM  

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