Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Burger Mania


I miss New York. Especially right now, I miss New York. I miss the buildings, I miss the smells. I miss Central Park and I miss the leaves turning red. I miss my friends. I miss my favorite restaurants and  my favorite shops. I miss the pumpkin season. I miss Autumn. I miss the food. I miss my old flat. I miss the lower east side. I miss the people. Again, I miss the food. Yeah, I miss the food. A lot. I miss the burgers. I miss the Spotted Pig 's burger, I miss BLT's Burger , I miss The Corner Bistro's burger, I miss Shake Shack , I miss The Burger Joint at The Parker Meridien . Damn. I just miss those burgers. But why why why do I miss them so? It's not like I haven't been enjoying my fair share of burgers here in London. Or sunday roasts and fish n' chips. I mean, I've been to Byron, I've been to the Electric. Those were decent burger experiences. But for some reason, they just weren't good enough. They were good but they were not fantastic. I even caught myself several times comparing them to the New York burgers. Thinking about that one last burger I had at BLT, drooling over them in my thoughts, salivating a teeny bit into the corners of my mouth. Trying to remember why I ever left! In New York, it was kind of an obsession, finding the best burger in town. But that was how you did things there. You took part in the experience. You became a restaurant critic. And you blogged about it. I guess that's what I'm trying to achieve here right now, to no avail really. 

The point of this entry is not to bash London burgers. No no. On the contrary. I have decided to loudly voice my opinion of the best burger in town. And I'm ready to be hung. Flagellated. Tortured. I know, burgers are a topic of discussion that is very close to our hearts. So much so, that we may do things to each other we may end up regretting. So, let me just say, I come in peace. After countless burgers, after numerous tastings, I have found my favorite burger place in London. The Thomas Cubitt pub in Belgravia has me addicted to their burger. That's the truth ladies and gentlemen. London is back in the game and she is ready to fight for her right to burgerville. Last Saturday, I went again with a group of friends and we all had the burger. The look on every one's face was priceless. Oh My God. It was phenomenal. We all smiled. We were full of glee. The table went silent and we just ate, we devoured, we nibbled at every leftover piece on our plates. We wanted another one. It was just too good. Now let me also add that The Thomas Cubitt  on the adorable Elizabeth Street has been categorized in my book as a girl-friendly pub, which means that I give it a big thumbs-up for being clean, bright and full of cool people. In brief, all the more reason to go check it out. Order the burger and you'll forget everything I said about New York being better than London. That's a promise.


The Thomas Cubitt, Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

6 comments:

  1. This entry was pure torture... I am dying of starvation and an intense case of burger envy. Hmmm...hmmm Burgers. For true burger enthusiasts Cheeky Petes by Liverpool station is also a good alternative(http://www.cheekypetes.com/)... not the most charming establishement but proper burgers

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  2. oh no, you've got my mouth watering up and everything!

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  3. you are low on iron. please move back so we can feed you right.

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  4. Krausey Mausey, I will come to New York and you will force feed me burgers like a fat-fed goose in the french countryside. It's a date. x

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  5. Hi Emily,
    I just started reading your blog and being a New Yorker who is moving to London in the next year, I am finding your posts invaluable...especially this one about burgers!!! I'm always in search of a good burger when in London...thank you!

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  6. @Jean: That is so exciting that you're moving here! It may seem overwhelming at first but trust me, this city is fantastic. Enjoy the entries and let me know if you have any questions! xxx LZ

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