Eat Up New York was lucky enough to be invited on a burger crawl to celebrate Burger Month at some of NYC’s most famous burger joints. We first went to Delmonico’s Kitchen then headed uptown to check out 21 Club.

Burger Crawl Begins at Delmonico’s Kitchen

Delmonico’s, in the Financial District, is credited with putting the first “Hamburger Steak” on the map in 1834. We met for the Burger Crawl at their 36th Street location. We had two different burgers at each location. First was the famous DK Double Burger. This burger was stacked ridiculously high with two prime beef patties, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion and tomato. This burger is more than enough for two people to share! Although it was incredibly difficult to eat, this burger was cooked perfectly and tasted awesome.

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For this month only Delmonico’s Kitchen is serving up a special bison burger. This giant bison burger is stuffed with blue cheese and topped with thick cut house smoked bacon, caramelized onions and a quail egg, all served on an English muffin. Although I’m not usually a fan of the English muffin bun, this worked perfectly to hold all the crazy ingredients together and worked as a perfect burger holding vessel. As crazy as it is to believe I liked this one even more than the classic, so get it while you can!

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To learn more about Delmonico’s Kitchen check out their website.

21 Club

The 21 Club opened in 1930 and is one of the most famous speakeasies in the city.  Ask the staff about the old days and you’re sure to get some wild stories. Since the heyday of burgers in the 1950’s, the 21 Club has been serving their 21 Burger. Today, the 21 Burger is a custom meat blend topped with cheddar cheese, house-made pickles on a challah roll. This burger was my favorite of the night! It tasted like a classic burger but elevated, nothing too fancy but everything done just the right way. The pomme soufflés that they serve are truly a special fry, they have a person in the kitchen dedicated to making sure that each one comes out perfectly.

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The final burger of the night was the special Kobe beef burger only served in their original secret wine cellar below the restaurant. The Kobe beef patty is served open faced and topped with a Sunnyside up egg and nestled on a Parmesan crisp and sun dried tomatoes. I was lucky enough to check out the secret wine cellar for myself and I have to say, it is one of the coolest places I’ve seen in NYC. They still have personal wine stored from everyone from Sammy Davis JR to President Ford to Chelsea Clinton. If you ever get the opportunity to go down there, don’t pass up on seeing this historic NYC spot.

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After devouring these four burgers you could say we kicked off Burger Month right! I think we’ll be calling June the Green Juice Month if we continue with Burger Month in this fashion!

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As a former athlete with an intense competitive nature I like to challenge my cooking skills with new recipes and unfamiliar ingredients. I source local and organic ingredients as much as possible. I’m on a mission to conquer the kitchen