New York City Burgers
What does one do on a rainy night in New York City? Find a bar, of course. In my case no ordinary bar was going to sooth the disappointment I was feeling from losing an opportunity to shoot an amazing twilight skyline photo of The City. Mother nature had other things in mind on this evening so I took what revenge I could at a tiny little bar in SOHO called Ed’s. Technically, it’s Ed’s Lobster Bar.
What would warm my tummy on the one damp, drizzly night I had in the Big City? How about a Lobster Burger and yes, it came with fries! Ed’s features several lobster dishes and over the years I have eaten countless lobster dinners prepared many different ways. But I had never had a Lobster Burger and this one was calling my name.
Lobster meat shredded and mixed with butter, egg and a few bread crumbs, seasoned, made into a patty and served on a bun with onion, lettuce and tomato. The All American sandwich with an expensive little twist.
I won’t comment on whether or not I think the burger was worth the $28.00 price tag because I’m in New York, the land of $16.00 cocktails and $22.00 glasses of wine. Let’s just say it was a very unique “burger” and it made me forget all about not getting my photo!
The next day also helped make up for not getting the image I wanted to leave New York with. We headed back to the Lower East Side for lunch in what has become a shrine to the meat ball, The Meat Ball Shop. Gourmet meat balls beyond belief.
We snagged the only available table, right near the window. Our very friendly waitress explained the options on the menu and how the balls can be served with a variety of “sides” and a number of different sauces. I chose to have my balls served over Rigatoni, with Mushroom Gravy and Parmesan Cheese. The four meatballs and pasta arrived with a piece of Focaccia bread and were absolutely outstanding. The next time you are in New York City, head down to SOHO and find The Meatball Shop. You won’t be disappointed!