I just devoured the juicy awesomeness that is the Manly Burger. I am all that is Man. And then some!
It’s kind of surreal that just a few weeks ago I dined at Umami Burger here in NYC and enjoyed every bite of this fatty, meaty, cheesy, caloriffic-laden burgery goodness. I have been sitting on this review since then and over that time I had an epiphany of sorts. I actually have decided to stop eating meat. What??? Yeah, I know, right? Seafood and healthier nutrient dense options are on the agenda now. I don’t know if I would really class myself as a Pescatarian just yet as I still love a good steak. Yet, lately I just started to get sick of eating fatty greasy meat products and yearned for a change. Especially since I am now ramping up my workouts to get in shape for summer. Let’s just see how this grand experiment all works out for me over the next three or four months.
In the meantime, let us chat about this manliness that I wrapped my lips around, shall we?
This manlier than man burger is all about the house beer-cheddar cheese, bacon lardons, smoked-salt onion strings, Umami ketchup, and mustard spread. I ain’t kidding! This manly meat was shoved into my mouth with juicy abandon, soft buns and all. Manly buns.
As a side of manliness I feasted on a side of thick cut & malt battered Tempura Onion Rings, and some Maple Bacon Fries that featured maple-braised bacon lardons, rosemary Aleppo salt, and topped with chives. There was more than enough man-food here for me to engorge on and push deep into my mouth. Even as the manly drool ran down my chin there was no giving up. A real man takes it all in. Deeply.
Decent selection of craft beers on tap, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, burger choices, sides, and some salad/non-meat choices for those manly man enough to eat them.
A bit pricey, maybe, but the service was more than quick and manly enough. The setting is kind of upscale fast foody with a taint of manly decor set in. Normally, I have heard this place gets pretty crowded with long lines during the day. The night we arrived here it was half empty so we had no problems entering this manly glory hole of burger ecstasy to dine.
ARE YOU MANLY ENOUGH FOR THIS MEAT?
Maybe one day I will return for more manliness, but for now I will relish in the memory of this manly meat-fest.