New recipes

Our Top 5 Burger Picks at NYC’s Clinton Hall

Our Top 5 Burger Picks at NYC’s Clinton Hall

The Seaport District’s Clinton Hall, a modernized gastropub that kicked off summer when it opened back in June, has lured in more crowds than we’ve seen down here in years, and honestly, possibly ever, in that particular plot of historic and charming real estate.

Known for its gourmet spin on traditional beer hall cuisine, the menu offers a selection of succulent all-natural bratwurst and sausages, including the famous “doughnut grilled cheese,” a warm glazed doughnut engulfed with mozzarella cheese and suspended over a steaming bowl of tomato soup, and fried homemade doughnut holes served with an assortment of three injectable sauces.

Clinton Hall currently has two other locations, another in Lower Manhattan over on 90 Washington Street and one up in the Bronx at 601 East 189th Street (rumor has it we can expect a fourth opening this fall), but this location is our favorite because it boasts a few awesome extras, like giant Jenga and connect four games, pinball machines, and foosball.

It’s kind of hard to pick the Top 5 burgers from a list that would take the most decisive carnivores a minute to decide but based on creativity, diversity, and taste, we were able to narrow it down and present, to you, our best recommendations.

1. The Bratwurst Burger: bratwurst, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and spicy mustard on a pretzel bun

2. The Truffle Shuffle: beef burger with truffle cheese, roasted wild mushroom, black truffle aioli, and rocket arugula

3. Ahi Tuna Burger Bahn Mi: Sushi grade tuna with scallion mayo andshaved hot house cucumber bahn mi slaw

4. Bacon, Bacon, Bacon: 50/50 bacon-beef burger with Vermont cheddar, topped with Nueske and Applewood-smoked bacon and spicy grain mustard

5. Wild Wild West Burger: beef burger with Pepper Jack cheese, crispy onions, bacon and BBQ sauce

Honorable mentions: Fondue Burger, whose bun is filled with a pool of molten cheese and fries; the Frito Burger: Frito corn chips, Vermont cheddar, black bean spread and special sauce; and the Parmesan Crusted Burger: crispy Parmesan cheese on sourdough bread, lettuce, tomato, and pepper.

In case that’s not enough fun for you, try your hand at the Clinton Hall Burger Challenge: three beef patties, three slices of American cheese, two whole wheat buns, Applewood-smoked bacon, onion rings, French fries slathered in Clinton Hall’s signature sauce and a pint of beer.

Oh—the challenge? Eat it all in 25 minutes or less and hey, you ate for free! It’ll leave you just enough time to exclaim, “Winner, winner burger dinner!” before you submit to the throes of your #CheesyCarbComa.

For more New York City Restaurant Stories, click here.


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!


The Emmy Burger An Ode to the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten

A s food bloggers, there’s one thing we get asked again and again. Anders gets it all the time, and so do I. It’s the burning question on everyone’s minds: “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” I didn’t always have an answer to this question. I used to dodge it, replying things like, “that question is too broad!” or “I’ve had too many delicious things, I couldn’t possibly pick!” – I was never able to give a real answer. Until it happened: I tasted the world’s best burger in an extremely unlikely location – a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. This is the story of the Emmy Burger – an ode to the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in NYC? Check out our city map of New York!

Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn – make sure you go to the correct location on 919 Fulton Street!

A Limited Burger at Pizza Restaurant Emily in Brooklyn

The shop is called Emily, which Chef Matt Hyland named after his wife. They do make really good thin crust pizza, but it’s the Emmy Burger that I keep coming back for. One bite and my life was forever changed. And all of a sudden, all the love songs in the world were about the Emmy Burger. I’m not trying to be dramatic here, it just actually is the best food I’ve ever put into my mouth. It’s the dish that makes me salivate just thinking about it, the number one recommendation I give people, the restaurant I return to every single time I’m in New York, MY REASON FOR LIVING. Every time I visit, I start to worry that the burger won’t live up to my memories and my insanely high expectations of it. I think, “Okay, now that I’ve been to a lot of the world’s best restaurants, this isn’t going to be my favorite food anymore.” But Emmy never lets me down. (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered naming a future child “Emmy” in its honor…)

The Emmy Burger – the world’s best burger.

So, What Makes The Emmy Burger the Best?

Taste is subjective, of course, but, for me, the Emmy Burger has all the components that make a perfect burger. They start with extremely high-quality meat, dry-aged and then perfectly cooked (medium rare) in one big, juicy patty (which I much prefer to a smashed double patty burger because I love a pink center) a healthy amount of melted cheddar cheese sweet, caramelized onions a fluffy yet sturdy bun that tastes like a brioche and pretzel bun hybrid and a slightly spicy sauce that brings all the flavors together. It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s an umami bomb exploding in your mouth. It makes me believe in true love.

Speaking of true love… I brought Anders to Emily on our first trip to New York together in January. He knew he would be getting a great burger, but what he didn’t know was that this was my final compatibility test for our relationship. At first, we only bought one burger to share because we were heading to a tasting menu later that evening. After a couple bites, Anders ordered another one without hesitation. They say when you know, you know… and that’s when I knew Anders was the one. ☺

Here’s How to Get the Original Emmy Burger

It’s not a cheap burger (it costs $27 USD), but it’s made of high-quality ingredients and it’s worth every penny. That price point includes shoestring fries on the side, and a couple small pickles, but, to be honest, I usually don’t have room in my stomach to eat those – it’s a big burger!

Tip #1: Only the original location of Emily in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn serves this exact version of the Emmy Burger. Emily now has a couple locations, including a Manhattan outpost, and a few offshoots called Emmy Squared, but each shop has a burger that’s unique to that location. For example, some of the other burgers have two thin patties instead of one big patty, some have pickles instead of caramelized onions, and some have a different cheese and different sauce. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

Tip #2: Only a limited number of burgers (twenty five) are made daily – and they sell out. To ensure you get your hands on an Emmy burger, make a reservation for dinner when they open at 5:30pm, or for Sunday brunch when they make an unlimited number of burgers. They do accept walk-ins as well, but I wouldn’t risk it!

The Recipe For the World’s Best Burger

  • One Tom Cat pretzel bun
  • One big patty of Pat La Frieda dry-aged beef
  • Grafton cheddar cheese, aged one year
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sauce made of gochujang (Korean red chili paste), Kewpie mayo, fish sauce, and a few more secret ingredients

What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten? Let us know in the comments below!

Hungry for more?

Connect with us daily by joining our food community, The Hungries, and follow us on social media for more food inspiration!