Dish no. 4: The burger from Saxon + Parole (316 Bowery)
Every time we sit down at Saxon + Parole, we say, “We’re totally going to order…no, we’re having the burger. Again.” A showpiece of that era a few years back when everyone was crowning their patties with fried eggs, this burger still proudly wears its yolk, which drips into sweet fat strips of maple-cured bacon and coats the Havarti cheese that blankets the patty. And that patty — it’s made from dry-aged angus, and it oozes pungent juice. You’ll barely need the spicy ketchup that comes on the side (save it for the accompanying fries), but it’s nice to add the tomatoes, a couple of rings of purple onion, and a leaf of lettuce. We pair this to the Best Martini in NYC.
In conjunction with our 2014 Best of NYC issue, we’re traipsing through the boroughs and divulging our favorite dishes of the year. They’re presented here as a countdown, but we’re listing them in no particular order. Consider this a guide to what’s good to eat in this town right this very second.
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