Burger Land: Classics of NYC Pictures
George Motz and his friend Seth Unger eat “Black Label” burgers at Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village.
The Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern is made with 4 prime cuts, including dry-aged ribeye for an extra-beefy taste.
Minetta Tavern’s Black Label burger, topped only with caramelized onions, suits the classic feel of the almost 80-year-old restaurant.
Once an Italian restaurant, Minetta Tavern, a Greenwich Village mainstay, was purchased and renovated in 2008.
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.
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.
George talks to Jack O'Neill, owner of J.G. Melon.
George stands outside Donovan's Pub in Woodside, Queens, nestled under the tracks of the 7-train.
The bacon cheeseburger at Donovan's Pub is an 8-10 ounce charbroiled cheeseburger, made with beef ground fresh in the Bronx daily.
George eats a cheeseburger at Donovan's Pub, a local landmark recently purchased by long-time regulars James Jacobson and Dan Connor.
George looks into the kitchen at Korzo in his neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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.
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.