Live, from New York, it’s Cheeseburger Saturday Night! Starring the Mirage Diner and featuring the Ready for Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. And now please welcome all the way from Brooklyn, The Mirage Diner!
When I did my infamous Kings Highway Cinema post, a couple weeks ago, I saw a classic Greek diner on the way to the movie theater and made a note that I should go back and check it out. Well, tonight's Cheeseburger Saturday Night, so I thought we'd go there for tonight's cheeseburger. So it's down into the subway we go...
And through the magic of the internet you're spared a 45 minute subway ride and here we are on Kings Highway in Brooklyn.
Goggla recently gave me a key chain compass to help me in my directionally-challenged travels, so let's see if it helps out any.
And look at this, with the aid of the Goggla compass we're here already! The sunshine is fucking up this shot, so I'll take another photo when we leave.
The faux stone walls are a sure sign of an old-school classic Greek diner.
Nice collection of gumball machines in the front foyer.
And here's the front of the diner. They've already got some balloons and Easter decorations up.
The cocktail lounge is situated at the front of the diner.
As I snapped a photo of framed New York Times article on Greek diners, someone said, "You must be from Manhattan!"
It was Micheal who's a chef here and his cousin owns the Mirage. He said that whenever someone is taking pictures in here, it's always someone from Manhattan enjoying the old school flavor of the place. I was busted!
There's a large dining area in here.
Booths line the far wall next to the windows facing Kings Highway.
Here's the marble-topped counter on the other side of the room.
There's nothing I hate more than a mouthy ketchup bottle. Quit asking questions and shut up till it's condiment time!
Okay, time to sit down for Cheeseburger Saturday Night.
I always love the giant menus in these places.
Vako took my order and here he flashes the TWM card. A nice guy.
First up is a generous order of homemade cole slaw and pickles.
And here's the main course, the Union Jack Burger and onion rings.
A delicious and savory cheeseburger.
And here's a shot of the diner on my way back to the subway station. It looks a lot better at night all lit up. A classic diner in Brooklyn!
I got the Union Jack Burger which is one of their specialty burgers. The burger comes on a toasted fresh hamburger bun with cheddar cheese and piled high with bacon and fried onions. It was a great burger and instead of french fries, I got the onion rings and asked for them to be cooked extra well done. Most places I request this it doesn’t happen, but here they were extra crispy and it was a delicious meal.
They have an expansive menu with 17 other burgers to choose from including: a pizza burger, a vegetable burger, a buffalo burger and a Texas burger which comes topped with a slab of ham and an egg. There’s also a large selection of sandwiches, panini, wraps and soups and salads. Some of the chef’s specials on the menu include: stir-fry chicken, poached salmon, jumbo stuffed shrimp and the Captain’s Platter which offers up broiled lobster tail, shrimp and halibut, Alaskan king crab legs and stuffed clams.
If you’re still hungry and have a sweet tooth, they have a giant dessert menu featuring mulitple styles of cheesecake, pecan pie, angel wings and macaroon raspberry cookies.
Three Wimpy’s an excellent cheeseburger!
717 Kings Highway
Further Reading: NY Citysearch, allmenus.com and Bundle.
Bonus Easter Bunny Photo From Jaws the Cabbie!
Jaws sent in this Easter Bunny from hell photo he found on the internet. Somebody should boil that bunny! Thanks, Jaws!