Josh Ozersky recently posted a major statement on his Ozersky TV .. And I do mean major. Stating that thee Best Burger in all of our great city of New York was at The Brindle Room on East 10th Street in The East Village, just 2 blocks from Josh’s house. In Ozersky’s latest video where he proclaims New York’s Best Burger is at The Brindle Room, the Best Roast Beef Sandwich (in The World)  is at Eataly, and Eisenberg’s has the Best Chocolate Cake. In fact Josh is sitting at the counter at Eisenberg’s in this video, after it looks like he just finished a Rueben Sandwich (we think?). Josh proclaims that The Brindle Room has New York’s best Burger, it may sound crazy he says, “The Best Burger is at The Brindle room, the Best Roast Beef Sandwich is at Eataly, the Best Chocolate Cake at Eisenberg’s and I Don’t Give a SHIT !!!  I know it Sounds Crazy and i shouldn’t say it, But I Believe in it and I’m Happy to Believe it.”

Love Your Passion Josh. That’s what you believe and you’ll stick by it, and you don’t give a shit what others think. Your not a follower. I’m the same way, I don’t let others lead me around and I’m passionate about food, restaurants and life, and i say what I feel not what others tell me. Anyway, great video. Of course it had be all pumped up and wanting to run right over to The brindle to check it out. After that major proclamation from Josh, how could I not? I was stoked.

So now I go to the Brindle Room. After Ozersky’s video and statement that New York’s Best Burger is at the Brindle Room. Not at Minetta Tavern where Ozersky is in Love with The Black Label Burger (Minetta Burger is better by-the-way), nor Shake Shake, or what and whoever. No Josh likes The Brindle room Burger and says “It’s The Best,” the best in New York City. OK, so I’m at the Brindle Room. It’s brunch and I’m not in the mood. had way to much to drink this week, and I always keep myself in check. So, I get a coffee, and it’s dam good. Well is this an indication of things to come? I wait a little while enjoying my coffee. The Burger comes, and right off the bat it smells and looks good. Great! I bite into, and yes, it’s good, “Dam Good.” Before I bit in, I checked the maillard and it’s nice and brown and crispy, just like Josh said. Yeah it’s good, covered with sauteed onions, though Josh recommends sliced raw onion and American cheese. The dry-aged beef, is liberally seasoned with lots of salt and pepper, i ordered the burger medium but it comes more like Medium-Well. No matter it still taste great. Yes, it taste great Josh. But the Best? Afraid not. Not to me. I respect Josh Ozersky’s opinion, he’s The Guru of Burgers and has written a wonderful book on them, but New York’s Best Burger, I can’t go along on this one. Yes the Burger is dam good and I can see why you would say it’s the best as to me it is in the category of New York’s Best. Yes it’s quite good. But to me, no one beats Shake Shack, I don’t care what you say; Black Label Burger, The Minetta Burgerm, Lure, JG Melon (my second fave in NY), Peter Luger or whoever, to me The Shake Shack serves up New York’s Top (Best ) Burger. Period! That’s all I have to say for now.

Again to Josh, I respect your opinion, love your videos and writings, but I don’t think The Brindle Burger is Best. My next stop after seeing your video is Schnippers which looks great and of a classic burger. Later.