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the ancient mariner

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Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 10:12 AM (permalink)
On a sports site I read a posting about burgers in NYC

Poster #1 said he had just been to "The Spotted Pig" 314 W.11th
and the buger was excellent---kegged beer was great----stringer fries with herbs reminded him of San Francisco-----and the place looked great and felt very comfortable----but the Burgers were $17 and the casked beer $9 a glass.

Kinda steep.

Then another poster advised that he get on the subway and ride over to Queens to Donovan's Pub which (according to NY Magazine) has the best burgers in the 5 boros of NYC, They are in Woodside at 58th and Roosevelt.

Even adding in the subway fare you will probably be way ahead in Queens----if Donavan's is as good as advertised.



 
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    GB944

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    RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 10:20 AM (permalink)
    Donovan's is pretty good. Certainly worth the $2 subway fare. Take the #7. Have the burger with the fried onions.

    :)
     
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      1bbqboy

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      RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 10:59 AM (permalink)
      What does this thread title mean
       
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        the ancient mariner

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        RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:01 AM (permalink)
        Bill it means I stole the advise from a different site.
         
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          divefl

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          RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:04 AM (permalink)
          But no one really went over the burger at Donovan's in the article?
           
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            jimsock9

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            RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:06 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by the ancient mariner

            Bill it means I stole the advise from a different site.


            That's funny ~ !!!
             
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              1bbqboy

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              RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:23 AM (permalink)
              Whew! I was about to advise you to call these guys about the case of the stolen burger!
               
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                Russ Jackson

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                RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:27 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by bill voss

                Whew! I was about to advise you to call these guys about the case of the stolen burger!



                Car 54 where are you?
                Looks like Herman Munster.Fred Gwynne
                ...Russ
                 
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                  Pigiron

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                  RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:28 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by the ancient mariner

                  Bill it means I stole the advise from a different site.


                  I still don't understand the thread title.
                   
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                    1bbqboy

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                    RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:28 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                    quote:
                    Originally posted by bill voss

                    Whew! I was about to advise you to call these guys about the case of the stolen burger!



                    Car 54 where are you?
                    Looks like Herman Munster.Fred Gwynne
                    ...Russ
                    You're a young chap, eh?
                     
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                      the ancient mariner

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                      RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 11:57 AM (permalink)
                      He looks more like the judge in My Cousin Vinny,
                      something about the eyes maybe. They are looking
                      for Donovans Pub also. Officers Tuddy and Muldoon
                      will find out all about the stolen burger advise !!!

                       
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                        the ancient mariner

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                        RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 12:07 PM (permalink)
                        Hey Dive I looked up Donavans and here is what the review said--

                        Juicy, flavorful, char-broiled 1/2 pounder with home cut french fries.
                        Best burger in the 5 boroughs. Only price I could find was for a bacon
                        cheeseburger and it was $7.95 in 2006. As compared to the one in the
                        city @ $17.00 ----- and the waitresses all have brogues. Faith and begorra.
                         
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                          Twinwillow

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                          RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 12:23 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                          quote:
                          Originally posted by bill voss

                          Whew! I was about to advise you to call these guys about the case of the stolen burger!



                          Car 54 where are you?
                          Looks like Herman Munster.Fred Gwynne
                          ...Russ


                          It is.
                           
                          #13
                            MiamiDon

                            RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 12:42 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Pigiron

                            quote:
                            Originally posted by the ancient mariner

                            Bill it means I stole the advise from a different site.


                            I still don't understand the thread title.


                            He no doubt meant "advice", more or less meaning "recommendation." Meaning that he borrowed someone's posting/blog/review/trip-report.

                             
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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 3:37 PM (permalink)
                              A seventeen-buck burger's not your cup of booze? How about this?

                              If you're not a fan of the cheap dollar-menu burgers at your local chain burger joints, Old Homestead Steakhouse in Manhattan has the beef for you.

                              The west side restaurant Tuesday turned the favorite American classic into a Japanese luxury when it unveiled its 18-ounce $81 burger, made from the highest grade of Japanese Kobe Wagyu.

                              http://wcbstv.com/food/81.dollar.burger.2.689522.html
                               
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                                the ancient mariner

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                                RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 3:50 PM (permalink)
                                Michael--in 1983/4 The Old Homestead had no real ladie's room. It was strickly
                                a guys place----great meat and potatoes place. They hired me to design a ladie's
                                room for them because of the influx of female customers who complained about the
                                3-0 x 5-0 area with a toilet and wall hung sink and they didn't like the door that
                                swung in and had a hook and eye to keep it shut. I stole some space from the
                                men's room, which was huge, and it worked out fine.

                                An 18 oz burger means a very large doggy bag, and $81 means no eatin' out for 3 weeks.


                                 
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                                  the ancient mariner

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                                  RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 3:54 PM (permalink)
                                  Michael--in 1983/4 The Old Homestead had no real ladie's room. It was strickly
                                  a guys place----great meat and potatoes place. They hired me to design a ladie's
                                  room for them because of the influx of female customers who complained about the
                                  3-0 x 5-0 area with a toilet and wall hung sink and they didn't like the door that
                                  swung in and had a hook and eye to keep it shut. I stole some space from the
                                  men's room, which was huge, and it worked out fine.

                                  An 18 oz burger means a very large doggy bag, and $81 means no eatin' out for 3 weeks.


                                   
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                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                    RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 7:03 PM (permalink)
                                    You mean they ruined the place willingly by doing something for people of the female persuasion?
                                     
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                                      rongmtek

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                                      RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 7:13 PM (permalink)
                                      Hey-
                                      Mrs. Schnauzer had to go the bathroom!
                                      Ron
                                       
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                                        the ancient mariner

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                                        RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 8:09 PM (permalink)
                                        Michael, that's exactly what they did. Then someone put up a sign "No Smoking"
                                        and pretty soon the Old Homestead was a very nice Steak and Chop house just
                                        like a lot of others. Nothing unique any more !!!!!

                                        And Mrs Schnauzer did indeed.
                                         
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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Tue, 04/1/08 9:35 PM (permalink)
                                          Boo!
                                           
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                                            MiamiDon

                                            RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Wed, 04/2/08 10:18 AM (permalink)
                                            In Boca Raton, at the Old Homestead Steakhouse, they serve a $100 burger that has meat from Japan, Argentina and the USA:



                                            That will get you 100 Double Cheeseburgers at McDonald's.
                                             
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                                              ann peeples

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                                              RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Wed, 04/2/08 10:45 AM (permalink)
                                              I believe the title of this thread meant to say "advice" not "advise".Does that make more sense, now Pigiron? I too was a bit confused.
                                               
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                                                1bbqboy

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                                                RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Wed, 04/2/08 11:29 AM (permalink)
                                                Yeah, but it ruins all the jokes.
                                                 
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                                                  the ancient mariner

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                                                  RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Wed, 04/2/08 11:36 AM (permalink)
                                                  I was confused too. I advise you to take my advice and never
                                                  send out post's without reading them over. By the way Ann
                                                  I have done work for the Peeples people in Tampa, they are
                                                  from Texas,(out there where the cactus grow). Any relation?
                                                   
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                                                    1bbqboy

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                                                    RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Wed, 04/2/08 11:59 AM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by the ancient mariner

                                                    I was confused too. I advise you to take my advice and never
                                                    send out post's without reading them over.

                                                    Um.
                                                    YOU are the original poster and you were confused by your own post? Brilliant
                                                     
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                                                      leethebard

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                                                      RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Fri, 04/4/08 6:35 PM (permalink)
                                                      Thanks for the free publicity...signed Toody and Muldoon.
                                                       
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                                                        fischgrape

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                                                        RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Sun, 04/6/08 2:55 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by the ancient mariner

                                                        I was confused too. I advise you to take my advice and never
                                                        send out post's without reading them over. By the way Ann
                                                        I have done work for the Peeples people in Tampa, they are
                                                        from Texas,(out there where the cactus grow). Any relation?



                                                        I will take your advice, but I advise you that an apostrophe should be used to denote posession and not plurality. So, while your post's puncutation was flawed, the information, as in all of your posts, was excellent.

                                                        By the bye, did you design the 'ladies' room for McSorley's Old Ale House as well? That was another travesty.


                                                        cheers,

                                                        jf
                                                         
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                                                          the ancient mariner

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                                                          RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Sun, 04/6/08 3:16 PM (permalink)
                                                          Mr Fisch Grape
                                                          Dear Sir

                                                          Youse is absolutely correct, post's is possessive
                                                          when it was meant to be plural. Pardon-ay moi!!!

                                                          Nope, McSorley's was not my doin'. And it was a
                                                          travesty, I agree. I did do the men's room at the
                                                          Algonquin Hotel though----it's down a flight, right
                                                          under the famous "Round Table".

                                                           
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                                                            fischgrape

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                                                            RE: Stolen NYC Burger advise Mon, 04/7/08 11:52 PM (permalink)
                                                            Mariner,

                                                            When asked where a ladies' room was at Rainbow and Stars, the long-lost cabaret at the Rainbow Room, our Maitre d', Bismarck, would say....

                                                            "Madame, go out the door to your left and proceed to elevators. Press the down button and get in the next car. Once in the lobby of the building, go out the closest exit and take a right. On the corner of 49th an 6th you will find Hurley's Tavern. Go in and take a right...go down the stairs and you'll find a ladies' room."

                                                            If she had held on that long, the woman would say, "Is that the only ladies' room?" Biz would say "Of course not, but you only asked where a ladies' room was..."

                                                            Back to burgers, though, when I was working at Rainbow, we would often go over to P.J. Clarke's for a burger after work. The other 'classic' burger was at the Corner Bistro in the Village. The new entry, in my book, is the Burger Joint in the lobby of the Parker Meridien on 56th. What can I say...I'm a classicist.

                                                            jf

                                                            p.s. I have been to several of your 'rooms.' I approve. Everything came out fine.
                                                             
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