TRIBUTE to JOSH OZERSKY



That’s Very Sad News  …. R.I.P.  You Will Be MISSED !


 
 
A TRIBUTE to THE GREAT JOSH OZERSKY
 
One of The Best Food Writer New York (The World) Has Ever Seen




He Was GENUINE & REAL
 
 
Loved His ENTHUSIASM 
 
 
Like His Love for EISENBERG’S
 
and Everything & Everything That Was
 
REAL & TRUE
 
and
 
TASTY
 
JOSH Would SALIVATE
 
It was Real
 
It was CONTAGIOUS 
 
Josh Ozersky at EISENBERG’S
 
One of His FAVORITES
 
A REAL OLD-SCHOOL DINER
 
One of Just a Few in Left in New York
 
 
 
Josh Looks Happy
 
He’s Got a Yummy Cheeseburger
 
 
JOSH with ANTHONY BOURDAIN
 
at KEEN’S STEAK HOUSE
 
NEW YORK
 
Josh Tell’s Tony, “You Don’t Drink Wine Here .. It’s Whiskey, Single Malt 
Scotch Whiskey … And the THING to Get, Is MUTTON CHOPS !!!
 
 
 
 
 
MUTTON CHOPS at KEEN’S
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLACK LABEL BURGER
 
at
 
MINETTA TAVERN
 
Josh Prefers The BLACK LABEL
 
I Like The MINETTA BURGER BETTER
 
So Do Many Others
 
Go There & Decide Yourself
 
 
MINETTA TAVERN
 
Macdougal Street & Minetta Lane
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
“WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK”
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
aka
 
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
 
 
ABIDE !!!
 
 
 
 
Josh Extols The Virtues
 
of
 
The HAMBURGER
 

Josh Ozersky on ABC NEWS
 

 

New York 5 Best Burgers


SCHNIPPER’S Is # 1
SCHNIPPER CHEESEBURGER

JG MELON
Upper East Side Manhattan


JG MELON BURGER ROCK at SECOND BEST

“Some Would Say First. Even Me”



SHAKE SHACK BURGER # 3

“MANY SAY IT’S THE BEST”

We Wouldn’t Disagree, But You Gotta Pick Some Kind
of Order .. Everyone Has Their Own Choices, and These Are Ours
“GUESS WHAT? We LOVE THEM ALL, and FEEL THEY’RE 
ALL # 1 The BEST, or DAM CLOSE To IT” !!!


The LUGER BURGER at PETER LUGER
The WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS STEAK HOUSE
Is a STEAL at Just $11.95
GET With THEIR FAMOUS BACON
“IT ROCKS” !!!


THE LUGER BURGER
With LUGER BACON & CHEESE

“DAM THAT BABY Is TASTY” !!!





photo DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE

MINETTA TAVERN

GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK

MINETTA BURGER

TAKE The “MINETTA BURGER Over The
More Famous BLACK LABEK BURGER …

“IT’S BETTER” !!!
The MINETTA BURGER TAHT IS !!!

And IT’S CHEAPER To BOOT !!!

“TRUST Us On THIS ONE” !!!

……………………………………………………..


NEW YORK’S 5 BEST BURGERS

1.  SCHNIPPER’S
2.  JG MELON
3.  SHAKE SHACK
4.  PETER LUGER
5.  MINETTA TAVERN


New York’s 5 Best Burgers? Wow! Who are they? Who right? Who’s Not? Yes, it’s not easy, and who’s to say who is the best, who’s not, and that they are thee authority and decider of who is # 1 and Who’s Not? Well, there are any number of people, magazines, newspapers, and other intitties doing articles, stories and what-not on the Best Burger or Best Burgers in town and around the country. It’s a big and popular subject.
Well, this is just ours. Not seeing that his is the definative list and list to end all. It’s just ours. And of these 5, we ourselves what put any number at the Top of The Heep, they’re all great burgers.

THE SKINNY On EACH

SCHNIPPERS

Schnippers is awesome. They came on the scene a couple years ago. They didn’t make all that much of a splash in the first year or year 1/2, but now? They’ve Splashed, and in quite a big way. They just opened their 3rd location in Manhattan and seems like their expansion will lead to any number across the country, alla Shake Shack. Spaeaking of Shake Shack, Schnipper’s opened their first place less than 200 feet from Shake Shacks hugely famous Flagship Burger Joint (and 1st) at Madison Park at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue.

Anyway, the Schnipper Burger is awesome. The Schnipper Burger is a classic straight forward burger. It’s 5 ounces, fresh beef (never frozen), cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. We love it, and think it taste exactlt as a burger should, with an emphasis on the tasty beef patty.

JG MELON

JG Melon is one great old institution up on 3rd Avenue at 74th Steet on New York’s Upper East Side. The Melon is a cool classic old school bar, the kind that just can’t be duplicated. Great natural vibe, and un-contived. And guess what? they’ve got one of New York top burgers, if not thee # 1 tops .. Some say, they are the best. Their Burger, and we wouldn’t give them a fight on that. We love em too, and almost picked them for the # 1 spot on our list. What do you think.

SHAKE SHACK

A Great Burger! Some say the Best. We did too for some time, but we feeel that Schnipper’s has edged them out. Though we wouldn’t gie anyone a hard time if they Shake Shack is # 1 … They’re Buger is Classic, just the right size, seasoned and cooked to beautiful tasty perfection. We just Love Em.


PETER LUGER

The Luger Burger is awesome. It’s quite tasty, and makes our top 5 list for it’s tastieness and the fact that you can go into this Mecca of Steakdom and get a Burger for just 12 Bucks .. But you probably won’t. You gonna want some cheese on that $1.50 and the Bacon ($4.25) is a “Must Have” at Lugers. If you go for Fries (Only $1.95), your burgers gonna cost you about $19.00
But hey, “It Peter Luger” and that’s a bargain. 
You can only get The Luger Burger at Lunch, and we just love hopping over the Williamsburg Bridge every 2 or 3 months to get one. You will too.

MINETTA TAVERN

You can’t beat the ambiance and History of Minetta Tavern .. This Historical Old Greenwich Village Haunt is cool as can be. And you’ll feel you are too once and if you secure a seat inside. The master of the restaurant business in New York, Keith McNally rescued this great old joint, spruced it up just a bit, retaining its wonderful origianl decor, placed a couple great chefs at the helm and opened her up to rave reviews. The menu is French Bistro Steak House, with big juicy Steaks, Bistro Classics, and a pair of New York’s Hottest and most loved burgers; The Famed Black Label Burger ($24.00) and The Minetta Burger ($16.00) .. The Black Label Burger is by far the most famous of the two, made with the Black Label Blend of Dry Aged Beef from famed New York Butcher Pat La Freida .. Dry Aged Beef may be great for Steaks, such as the ones so famous at Peter Luger and Minetta Tavern, but we feel that this beef doesn’t translate so well to Burgers … We prefer the Minetta Burger. How bout you?





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in
GOT ANY KAHLUA?
Its
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK








Hot Dogs & Burgers Jersey Style

White Manna
Hackensack, New Jersey


New York’s best burgers in Jersey?  .. Well, one of the best.  New Jersey does have some great burgers and dogs. It was once the Diner Capital of the World and though most are gone, a few old joints can be found here and there. One great old place is White Manna Hamburgers on River Road in Hackensack, New Jersey. The place is awesome, New York has nothing like it. Wish we did. The structure of White Manna Hamburgers is quite rare. First off, old diners are sadly a rarity. This structure is a sort-of a mini-diner. Well a beleive it was designed simply as a Burger Stand, and that’s what it is, built by the Paramount Company of Oakland, New Jersey some time in the 1930’s. The design is buitiful and I’ve never seen another like it .. White Manna is a live, living Museum Piece that feeds people tasty burgers and shows them a good time. You’ve gotta love it. I took a trip there with my brother Jimmy a couple of weeks ago. We planned a nice little day together, Bowling at Wallington Lanes our childhood Bowling Alley and still one of America’s best .. We planned on going to White Manna and Rutt’s Hut for “Rippers” but changed our plans slightly. Instead of Rutt’s Hut, Jimmy took me to White Mana in Jersey City. I had never been to White Mana, JC though I had passed it a thousand times. So Jimmy wanted me to check it out. I beleive Jimmy likes White Mana JC better than WHite Manna in Hackensack, I’m the reverse, though I did like the place in Jersey City as well which was a Burger Joint at The 1939 Worlds Fair and brought to Jersey City after the fair and has operated ther formore than 70 years. You’ll notice a similarity in names. The one in Jersey City is spelled with one “n” and Hackensack White Manna 2 “N’S” .. There’s an explanation. When White Mana JC was opening in the Mid 40s the sitn maker mad a mistake and made their sign with one n instead of the 2 he was supposed to write the sigan as White Manna .. He mad it with one n, the owner accepted it and never changed it. End of stroy.
Back to White Manna HAckensack. Well, the Burgers at White Manna are dam good. I love them. They’re small little Slider Type Burgers cooked with onions and put between a Martins Potato Roll. Yumm!!! The are tasty as Hell. I Love them. I Love going to this beautiful little Gem of a Burger Stand and Love the Show they put on as they grill your burger and everyone else’s. It’s pure poetry in motion.
Yes we went bowling, we had Burgers at White Manna in Hackensack and at White Mana JC .. After we finished bowling with beers and Big Lebowski White Russians we rode around a little checking out our old stomping grounds. Jimmy asked me if I wanted to go to The Colonial Diner in Lyndhurst. He didn’t have to ask twice. The Colonial Diner is one of those few Old-School Stainless Steel Diners that Jersey used to be famous for .. The diner has recently been renovated but they kept the old character intact. Jimmy had the Pot Roast Special, I the Prime Rib. We both got Soup, Bread, and plenty of Potato and Veggies with our meal. It was great. I wonderful top off to a wonderful day of Jersey Burgers, Diners, and Bowling. Nice.




Daniel Bellino-Zwicke


Interior
COLONIAL DINER
Lyndhurst, New Jersey



COLONIAL DINER



A PAIR
of
WHITE MANNA BURGERS






BROTHER JIMMY
with POT ROAST & POTATOES
COLONIAL DINER
Lyndhurst, New Jersey



MY PRIME RIB DINNER
COLONIAL DINER
Just $17.95 Including SOUP

WATCH THIS VIDEO !!!
RIPPERS And The ROLLING STONES
at RUTT’S HUT


JIMMY & DANNY EAT RIPPERS
at RUTT’S HUT





White Mana hamburgers
Jersey City, New Jersey




BENDIX DINER
ONE of JERSEY’S
FEW REMAININ OLD-SCHOOL SS DINERS




WATCH THIS VIDEO



Jimmy &Danny

Go To White Manna
For
Jersey’s Best Burgers


WALLINGTON LANES
OUR CHILDHOOD 
BOWLING ALLEYS



RUTT’S HUT
CLEFTON, NEW JERSEY





RIPPERS
DEEP FRIED HOT DOGS
WORLD’S BEST
at RUTT’S HUT
Note The World Famous RELISH


















THE DUDE ABIDES