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.


SPAM BACON and Taylor Ham !!!!





A Couple Million Hawaiians Can’t Be Wrong !



Pork and Why do I Love all Products Made from it So! Spareribs are the “Best,” Bacon, Sausages, Pork Chops, Ham, Spam, McRibs, and? Yes I Love them all so! And Why? Why? What else? They’re Tasty! It’s Tasty! Pork and all things made from it. I Pity Vegetarians and Others who do not eat it, Pork, Ham, and Spam.

Robin Raisfeld in her story “Trendlet: It’s Baloney,” this week in New York spark my interest when I say the big beautiful picture of a slice of tasty Mortadella, “King of All Baloneys.”
As I read farther into the article, I was so happy to see a picture of a gorgeous “Taylor Ham and Egg Sandwich.” And it immediately brought out the in Jerseyite in me. As anyone who grew up or ever lived in New Jersey, they’ll tell you of their Love of “Taylor Ham,” the unofficial “State Meat.” Taylor Ham? Why? Well, first off, Taylor Ham was invented in Trenton New Jersey. It’s super tasty. Jerseyites and former ones (like Me) Love it, and you can only get it in New Jersey. More or less. Why? I don’t know. Can Jerseyites be smarter than New Yorkers who have never caught on to this wonderful Pork product from the Garden State. After moving to New York some 26 years ago, besides from missing my family, my only other regret of leaving New Jersey, is missing and yearning for my beloved Taylor Ham. You just can’t get it in the Big City. Well, hardly ever. Do New Yorkers not like it? Is it reserved for Jerseyites only? Don’t know! All I know is I miss it inside a Taylor Ham and Egg Sandwich or on my breakfast plate accompanying a couple fried eggs.
Reading the article and be reminded of my “Long Lost Love,” Taylor Ham, I’m also painfully reminded of another recent dumping by a Loved one. That being my beloved “McRib.” How I Love it so! After a brief Love Affair with her, way back in 1989. She disappeared! Why? I do not know. And for some 21 years. And then one lovely day last year. It was in October, what day I do not know. She reappeared. Back into my life once again. And the Love Affair was on again. On my part like it never ended. I Loved, as much and more than ever. Forgiving her and not think of the long cruel Separation brought on by her. She had deserted me. But I didn’t care. We got together more than 20 times this passed October, November, and was it a few days into December? I do not know. Once again, my beloved McRib disappeared. Into a dark December night. Why? I do not know? I only know that however long it may take. I’l wait. Just please my Love, do not make it another 21 years. My beloved McRib.

by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
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