photo credit: Melissa Hom
Everyone's into smash burgers. We are too. Yes, smashed patties have those desirable crispy, almost burnt edges, but the problem is that achieving anything close to medium-rare is pretty much impossible. At Bronson's Burgers in Nolita, the burgers are relatively small in diameter, with thick, juicy patties. (Think of them as super-sized sliders.) You do all of your ordering on your phone here, and every burger is highly customizable with options from a sunny side up egg to pico de gallo and chili. We don't like to overcomplicate things, so we order the signature Bronson's Burger with cheddar, pickles, and plenty of caramelized onions (which make every bite a little sweet) on a brioche bun from Balthazar. We love their crispy skinny fries, which are very reasonably priced at $3, but the cheeseburger hash brown balls are disappointingly bland. The burgers are deceptively filling, but if you have some room for dessert, end your meal with one of their milkshakes or a root beer float.