The Classics of NYC

George enjoys 3 hamburgers that represent the “classics” of New York City, plus one unique newcomer that is quickly becoming a favorite on the local burger map. He savors 2 world-class burgers in Manhattan, a time-tested classic in Queens and a unique Slovakian newcomer in an up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood.

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George Motz and his friend Seth Unger
George Motz and his friend Seth Unger

George Motz and his friend Seth Unger

George Motz and his friend Seth Unger eat “Black Label” burgers at Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village. 960 1280

  

The Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern

The Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern

The Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern is made with 4 prime cuts, including dry-aged ribeye for an extra-beefy taste. 960 1280

  

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern’s Black Label burger, topped only with caramelized onions, suits the classic feel of the almost 80-year-old restaurant. 960 1280

  

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

Once an Italian restaurant, Minetta Tavern, a Greenwich Village mainstay, was purchased and renovated in 2008. 960 1280

  

George and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

George and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

George and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at J.G. Melon, a no-nonsense tavern that dates back to 1972 on the Upper East Side. 960 1280

  

J.G. Melon

J.G. Melon

J.G. Melon serves a classic New York City cheeseburger that has been a favorite to locals and public figures alike for decades. The secret recipe for their patty includes chuck, tips of sirloin and a little bit of short rib for sweetness. 960 1280

  

J.G. Melon

J.G. Melon

George talks to Jack O'Neill, owner of J.G. Melon. 960 1280

  

Donovan's Pub

Donovan's Pub

George stands outside Donovan's Pub in Woodside, Queens, nestled under the tracks of the 7-train. 960 1280

  

Donovan's Pub

Donovan's Pub

The bacon cheeseburger at Donovan's Pub is an 8-10 ounce charbroiled cheeseburger, made with beef ground fresh in the Bronx daily. 960 1280

  

Donovan's Pub

Donovan's Pub

George eats a cheeseburger at Donovan's Pub, a local landmark recently purchased by long-time regulars James Jacobson and Dan Connor. 960 1280

  

Korzo

Korzo

George looks into the kitchen at Korzo in his neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn. 960 1280

  

The burger at Korzo

The burger at Korzo

The burger at Korzo is truly unique -- a grilled patty, topped with pickles, house-made mustard and Edam cheese, wrapped in Hungarian-Slovak langós dough and deep-fried. 960 1280

  

Korzo

Korzo

George and local burger expert David 'Rev' Ciancio talk to Otto Zizak, owner of Korzo, a cultural mash-up that’s a great example of New York City diversity. 960 1280

  

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