to read Sara Ventiera's full piece on 5 Napkin Burger's happy-hour specials.
Once upon a time, burgers were considered cheap and economical food, basically a way to use the leftover meat cuts that weren't desirable for other uses. Then the high-end-burger fad came along, and what was formerly considered food for the everyman was made from more expensive steaks before being topped with foie gras and other gourmet accoutrements. Nowadays, a ground-beef sandwich for under $10 is considered a deal. Using that criterion, 5 Napkin Burger offers sliders for a steal during its happy-hour program: Diners can choose from beef, turkey, and veggie patties for just $2 apiece at certain hours of the day. If you have a bit of extra cash on hand — or would rather fill up on drinks — enjoy $5 draft beers, house wines, and cosmos.