My friend showed me an unusual burger joint which was hidden in the most unexpected place. To get there, you have to walk into the lobby of Le Parker Meridien in Midtown, then walk around behind the spiffy hotel staff and main desk area to a small, unassuming curtain that could easily pass for a cleaner’s room or a staff-only office. Behind that curtain awaits a funky little dive bar/burger joint that seems the most unlikely match for the fancy decor of the hotel.
Beer came in pitchers, burgers came in little paper sleeves and fries came in plastic baskets, just like a classic, American burger joint. The walls were covered in memorabilia and graffiti, the menu was scrawled on the wall and the register was cash-only. The burgers were decent, but definitely belonged to the greasy rather than gourmet category. The best part wasn’t really the food but the feeling that I’d found a secret little bar. It could almost have passed for a local college pub, like a hideaway where rich people pretend to be shabby students again.
Speaking of the unexpected, What Does The Fox Say? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE