I am finally writing again! My excuse: the usual (homework assignments, midterms, life). But hurricane Sandy is coming to New York and I literally won’t have class until Friday, so Tasteritos it is!
My friend Heera is working for David Letterman this semester, which is only a few blocks away from my place, so we do lunch dates about twice a week. One of the places I took her to was Island Burgers & Shakes. I know this place because, well, it’s sort of famous, and my other friend had told me about it for a while.
This place probably serves more than 30 kinds of burgers, sectioned by the level of hotness. Although this makes it harder to choose, I love the options! There’s one with guac jack and bacon, there’s one with no bacon (who would want that??), one with pizza ingredients, one with potatoes and eggs, the choices are endless!
I ordered the Tijuana, which has bacon, jack, guacamole and caramelized onions:
Even though it seems like there are a lot of ingredients in it, the end-taste is not so crazy, which is okay, but I just wish the onions were more flavorful. Texture was good. VERY juicy. Portion was also really good.
I heard the customers’ favorite is actually the fries, but I didn’t get to try it. Maybe next time!
The crowd was basically people living in the neighborhood and business types who work around the area. Waiters are cool and young. There were some people who came alone as well, so if you don’t have anyone to go with, you shouldn’t worry too much. Speaking of, I’m seriously considering of writing about eating alone in restaurants. ANYWAY.
If you have been here, feel free to comment! I would love to try out more stuff.
Island Burgers & Shakes
766 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019