HUNGRY IN…HAMBURGER ALLEY, NEW YORK

YAY! Our first “Hungry In” installment has arrived!

As I mentioned last week, Josh Ozersky is both a buddy of mine and a fearless meat lover. Although as you can see by the episode above, maybe “fearless” isn’t the right word for Josh – discriminating? Lusty?  Let’s go with lusty.

Anyway, on this tour, Josh takes us to five – five! – hamburger joints in a couple block stretch in New York. What I love about Josh is not only his lust (yes, lust) for burgers, but his historical commentary in between bites. Josh founded the one and only Grub Street, New York Magazine‘s food blog, so he’s got years of Manhattan meal memories to draw from. He also wrote a book called Meat Me in Manhattan. How can you not adore a person who writes things called Meat Me in Manhattan?

Thank you Josh for kicking off our show! The next episode comes out Friday! If you want to entertain yourself before then, may I recommend this head-to-head Beer Chicks/Alex Thomopoulos (from “Bites & Booze”) gluten-free cocktails episode? Alex has quickly become my favorite Hungry Channel personality — down-to-earth, FUNNY, stylish … obviously, I have a girl crush.

  • Breanna

    OK, this…really makes me want to go to New York. I know we have burgers in Texas, but seriously. NEED BURGER NOW.

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

      Right! Also, you’ll love this Breanna — a YouTube commenter described him as “the Byron, Keats and Shelley of food.” ;-)

      • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

        (And if that isn’t enough to make our British literature loving hearts pump hard for hamburgers, I just don’t know what is.)

        • Breanna

          That is quite a powerful literary trio!

  • http://twitter.com/corrinrenee Corrin Foster

    Love it. My favorite burger in NYC is from Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien. Best served at 2 am.

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

      And how do you like your burgers, Miss Corrin? Josh is a much better expert than me, but I kinda like ‘em mini and numerous, like sliders on Hawaiian rolls…

  • Daddy-o

    The best burgers on the planet are served at The Lord’s Kitchen in San Antonio. They are old fashion lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion burgers with mustard. The french fries are fresh made, not the pre-sliced frozen kind. And they name their burgers. The biggest one is a two pounder called The Hurtcha Burger.

    • Tolly

      Daddy, remember Little Hips in San Antonio? There’s a food trailer here in Austin (Collie’s Burgers) inspired by Little Hips!