Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night Cheeseburger! This week’s host is Arthur’s Tavern and a guest appearance by TWM reader, Peter Chu and featuring The Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher! And now, please welcome this week’s host, all the way from Hoboken, New Jersey, Arthur’s Tavern!
I've exchanged several emails with Peter Chu, who's been reading my blogs way back from the 365 Bars days and he suggested that I should come out to Hoboken, New Jersey and check out Arthur's Tavern sometime. I actually tried to go to Arthur's last year when I was doing MAD, but the trains were screwed up and I ended up going to the Hollywood Diner instead. I had good luck with the Path trains last week, so I told Peter I'd meet him at Arthur's tonight, so it's down into the subway we go.
There's a familiar sign, didn't we just do this a week ago?
Just three quick train stops and baboom, here we are in Hoboken. It's a nice day and there's a lot of people out and about here!
I've got my old school gps guide programmed to get us to Arthur's from here, hopefully I won't get lost too many times before I find it.
Amazingly I found Arthur's in about ten minutes without getting lost at all. Hoboken's pretty easy to get around. There's just one problem though...
I told Peter I'd meet him in front of Arthur's at 6:30 and of course I'm crazy early and it's just 5:30, so I've got an hour to kill. What should I do...
Hey, this looks like a good place not only to kill an hour, but to kill a few pre-dinner beers as well.
It's nice inside.
And it's even nicer after I meet pretty and friendly bartender Lauren, who happily serves up a beer.
Okay, fast-forward an hour and a few beers later and here we are back at Arthur's and there's Peter! Time to begin Saturday Night Cheeseburger!
Arthur's is a real old-school steakhouse, love the checkered floor and table cloths.
The walls are covered with vintage mirrors and pictures.
Ceiling fans with lamps in them hang overhead and illuminate the restaurant.
And of course the ceiling is tin. The mark of a classic place.
Here's a couple of chefs back in the kitchen area.
And here's a couple of plates of Arthur's signature dinner's, steak and their famous homemade potatoes.
Arthur's is a lot bigger than I thought, there's several dining rooms to eat in. As you can see, it's a popular spot on a Saturday night.
And here's the table Peter and I settled into.
Our friendly waitress Claudia brings the first course of the dinner.
And shortly after the main course arrives! I got a cheddar cheese burger with carmelized onions and bacon and a serving of Arthur's home made potatoes.
Peter opted for a little simpler burger and got one topped with American cheese and an order of fries.
The burger was delicious, but just like last week, it was so big I had to put it down and eat it with a fork and knife.
I want to thank Peter, he generously picked up the tab for dinner, so I told him I'd buy us a nightcap somewhere. As we left Arthur's nighttime had fallen on Hoboken.
Peter guided us to this bar a few blocks away, Louise and Jerry's.
It's a nice dark bar and not too crazy on a Saturday night, which I appreciate.
And Pat the bartender serves up dessert!
And a glance out the window and it's time to head back home. Thanks again to Peter for meeting me and for picking up the dinner check, the next one's on me!
Three Wimpy’s, a delicious cheeseburger in Hoboken, New Jersey!
Bonus Photo By Gene Rubbico!
Gene sent in this photo from DePaola's Pub, in Arbutus, MD. It looks like something straight out of 1977! Thanks for the photo Gene and good luck with your Reserves duty the next couple of days!
Bonus Photo From Duncester!
After seeing this Hoboken post, TWM reader and frequent guest star, The Duncester sent in this photo he took from Hoboken last Thursday. Here's what he has to say about the shot: "Last Thursday evening, on my way out to Jersey via the Path Train and NJ Transit, I took this shot of the Freedom Tower from Hoboken, now at 100 plus stories (total will be 104 stories). Thought it might be a nice fit for your Hoboken burger post, especially for your out of state audience." Great photo, Duncester, thanks for sending it in and hope to see you soon!