RE: Paul's Palace, East Village New York
Okay, so I checked out Pauls on the way home Friday. First off, top shelf decor, just perfect for a burger joint (in fact Paul's buisness card says "da burger joint"). Big enough menu, a bunch of different choices, and not just burgers. I chose the bleucheese burger. Mistake. The burger was certainly large, but except for the cheese, tasteless. Surprisingly they use Wonder Bread buns, which are fine but don't really hold up under the stress of a 1/2 pound burger. Should have gotten it toasted. French Fries were fine, but when I asked if I could order half fries and half onion rings,the counter guy went into some deal about the deluxe or something. He was pleasant enough; all the customers seemed happy but the burger was just blah. Perhaps there was not enough fat in the chopped meat. It looked kind of lean, almost like turkey (they do offer turkey burgers). I asked the guy what kind of hotdogs they served and he said "some restaurant kind they're good". Okay ! Thanks for the input. Anyway a decent experience. I may go again to see if it was an off day because I would say the place has huge potential.Oh, one more thing...the guy asked me how I wnted my burger done..well or medium. Hmmmm.