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Sunday
Apr222012

Saturday Night Cheeseburger At Little Town NYC

Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night Cheeseburger! Starring Little Town NYC and featuring the Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. And now, please welcome tonight’s host, Little Town NYC!

As much as I like spring and summer, the one thing I hate is how late it stays light out. It's after seven o'clock in the evening and it looks like the afternoon out here.

At least it's darker down in the subway, the downside to that is that the piss smell gets worse in the warm weather. Oh well, you can't have everything!

You are here...

And through the magic of the internet you are now here at tonight's destination: Little Town NYC on 46th street.

Lots of specials going on here, let's go check it out.

The front area is crowded.

But I spy some stools at the bar, perfect!

And friendly bartender, Siris not only serves up a bottle of Coney Island Lager, he flashes the TWM card as well!

Here's the view from my perch at the bar.

They have a large selection of beers in here, check out all the different styles on tap.

And here's some more selections on the chalk board behind the bar.

There's wooden tables and railings next to the brick wall opposite the bar.

And there's more tables to eat and drink at in the back room.

And there's even more tables upstairs on the second floor.

Here's an aerial shot of Siris and the bar from upstairs.

And when I return the pretzel I ordered as an appetizer has arrived. It was warm, crunchy on the outside and soft in the center. A great pretzel and it comes with cheese and spicy mustard dipping sauces.

After washing the pretzel down with another beer, the condiments arrive, looks like the main course will be here at any moment!

And here it is, Siris suggested the sliders and I think he made the right decision. They come with warm, home made potato chips. Looks fantastic!

Wow, very tasty and the potato roll is bakery fresh. The chips are great too, a delicious meal tonight!

Burp!

And we'll end the evening with a somewhat fuzzy obligatory bathroom mirror shot. See you all tomorrow!

My Meal
I checked out the menu online and was all set to order the Little Town Burger, which is a cheeseburger topped with a poached egg, bacon and Bechamel sauce, but bartender Siris strongly suggested the Angus Sliders and I think he made the right choice for me. You get two medium sized sliders made with angus beef and topped with melted American cheese, carmelized onions and a dollop of Cognac sauce. The burger was very tasty and what topped it off for me was the warm potato roll that encases it. For me, the bun, roll or bread that the burger is served on can make or break the burger and this roll was as fresh as any I’ve ever had, it was warm and had a bit of a sweet taste to it. I think these were the best sliders I’ve ever had. Thanks for the recommendation, Siris!

The menu at Little Town is pretty eclectic, some of the other selections include:
Big City Pastrami Sandwich, Sloppy Joe, BBQ Grilled Chicken and a dish called a Garbage Plate for two that is a dish consisting of Tater Tots, macaroni salad, baked beans, two cheeseburgers, onions, mustard horseradish and the entire plate is covered with spicy chili. If you order this I suggest you BYOR (bring your own Rolaids.) There’s also pizza, four styles of chicken wings and soups and salads.

Cheeseburger Rating
Four Wimpys—The best sliders I’ve ever had!

Little Town NYC
366 W 46th St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.)
(212) 677-6300

Further Reading: Grub Street, Eater NY and Midtown Lunch.

The cosmic sea,
Was like a bumblebee,
And when I'm sad,
I slide.

Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!

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Bonus Photo From Peter Chu!

Last week's Saturday Night Cheeseburger guest star Peter Chu found a photo of Mars Bar he had taken a while back in his files. I told him that Mars Bar was my favorite stop on my 365 Bar Crawl and so he sent this in for a bonus photo on TWM. Great shot of a wonderful bar, it brings back lots of memories. Thanks Peter and hope to see you soon!

Reader Comments (28)

OFF COLOR HUMOR:
"You Are Here": I doubt that you were in a wheel chair.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

that pretzel and those sliders look delish! great cheeseburger night! and i love that mars bar photo from peter, wish i could've had a drink or twelve in there! lol!! perfect t rex song too!

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D

Glad I was able to contribute to this great blog with my pic.

Those chips that accompanied your sliders look soooo good!

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Again only North East France has those Pretzel ! You can only get the typical hard pretzel in a bag.
Your Cheese Burger Look Yummy ! We can get Cheese Burgers here, Thank God or I would be ordering the Cheese Burger in a Can online, Love Cheese Burgers.
The Restaurant looks narrow but Big !. Was that on 46St Restaurant Row?

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

Coney Island Lager,,,,did you like it? I also noticed a brew on the board with 8.7% alcohol,,,,wow,,,,what a kick. Strongest ale I ever drank was Thomas Hardy's from England,,,,shelf life of over 25 years,,,still have a couple left. Those sliders with the soft buns,,,,and the chips,,,,,must of been fabulous as you gave it a really high rating,,,good job.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAl

As for the sliders, definately a cut or two above White Castle M'man, though I think I would have gone with the Big City Pastrami...I've heard that pastrami is one of the things that you can only get good in NYC. I'll take a definate pass on the Anus Pounder, si vous plait monsieur Ronald McDonald...another reason for total fear of clowns as far as I'm concerned. Hey, all that subway map needs is a little Marty Wombacher Pac Man head going up and down the routes, gobbling up destinations and running into the occational brightly colored panhandler and wino ghosts that turn blue and run from you when you gobble strategically located Papaya Power dogs...

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Those pretzels are making me thirsty.

This is for Al:
http://www.zywiecusa.com/thebeer.php

And it costs 1.99 per bottle at my local deli.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Waltie

@csp: I actually thought about doing a wheelchair joke there, but was afraid it might be bad karma. Are you still walking?

@Bobby D: Whenever I get sliders, I have to post that T. Rex song!

@Peter: The chips and the whole meal was delcious, a great CSN! Thanks again for the Mars Bar photo, I sure miss that place and the people inside of it.

@JHwang: It is on restaurant row, right across from the House of Brews!

@Al: I liked the Coney Island Lager, but then again I like almost anything with alcohol in it! A shelf life of over 25 years, wow! That must be some string ale!

@Jaws: They were definitely several cuts above the White Castle grease bombs, although I have to admit to eating there now and again! I love that Pac Man idea! Maybe we can get the MTA to swing something like that!

@Uncle Waltie: Great Seinfeld reference! And I need to try that Zywiec beer out!

April 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I thought this place looked familiar ... it used to be a Village Pourhouse - guess that didn't last too long ? I wonder what else it used to be ? ......... anyhow - tv's + lots of beers = fun ! I'm surprised you didn't go to House of Brews across the street and have a reunion with those wonderful folks !

Society is composed of two great classes - those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
~Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

That looks like a nice place. The plate with all the stuff covered in chili sounds intriguing but at this point in my life I'd be reluctant to try it. Sounds like a real Malox moment.

The poached egg on the cheeseburger sounded slightly adventurous without being too crazy.

BTW the pungent odor in the subway during hot weather always bothered me.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveW

@GENE: Ha ha ha! I actually thought about going in to the House of Brews, but then snapped to my sense and walked right on by! Great quote!

@DaveW: It is a nice place, maybe a little touristy, but what isn't around there? I may go back to try the egg burger in a little bit. And I hear you about the stink of the subway in the summer, I wish Bloomberg would work on that rather than trying to ban smoking in the city!

April 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Haha. I took my mom for a Shackburger on Saturday for lunch. Totally a different animal than yours and she kind of overordered for making it a double, plus the fries (which did not win the popularity contest). Do you prefer potato chips (like yours) or french fries with your burger?

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkim

@TWM: Still rolling. (karma strike two)

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@TWM: PS: I've seen you drink a Zyweic beer, imported from Greenpoint. (Back to karma strike 1)
I've drank a ton of them. (Back to karma strike 2)

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@Gene: Great quote. Something to think about.
@Marty: Was Siris on 365? He looks familiar. So much going on the the big Apple. So many sweet, sweet beers and let me tell you, that it is thirsty work being a tourist in NYC.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClacky

@Kim: How long did you have to wait in line? You know, I never really thought about it till last night, but I prefer chips, especially if it's a big burger, it makes it too much sometimes!

@csp: When did I drink a Zyweic? It looks like you're going to be saving on footwear soon!

@Clacky: I'm pretty sure Siris wasn't on 365, I think I would've remembered that name. He was a good bartender and I'm glad he steered me to the sliders.

April 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

@TWM: 2009

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@csp: 2009? I don't remember last night, much less 2009!

April 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Good looking burgers and 'Cuatro Wimpys!'
(not to be confused with 'Quatro Suzis')

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@”Boris”:"(not to be confused with 'Quatro Suzis')" Ha ha ha! Good one, Daddio!

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Whoa, it never occured to me that Marc Bolan was singing about little hamburgers! They do have a way of cheering one up though.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlegitimate beef

@legitimate beef: I don't know if Marc Bolan knew it either!

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Another great looking burger Marty and the pretzel looked amazing! What a wonderful establishment and I sure liked their selection of beers on tap!

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

@Tiki Bar Susie: The pretzel was fabulous, I could've just had that for dinner!

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

HA! I have a six pack Zyweic in my fridge in the basement.. Not mine of course...
great looking burgers:)
and cute bartender:)

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

@Gidget: Too funny that you've got Zyweic beer in your basement, is Uncle Waltite down there too?

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

There's nothing better than warm potato chips. Well, unless they're smothered in Maytag sauce, green onions and bacon.

April 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff: What the hell is Maytag sauce, it sounds a little scary!

April 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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