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Whitman's - The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
July 22nd, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Event Description

Each July, we gather to celebrate the founding of Burger Club at Whitman's in the East Village, and we do what we do best - eat the shit out of a bunch of burgers. We're going to do that again this July 22, and then we're going to head to my rooftop two blocks away and party like wild savages one last time before I move out.

$25 gets you a burger, beer and side (that includes tax and tip). Not gonna get a better price anywhere...

I don't even know why I'm still writing - just RSVP now and I'll see you there.

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Overall Rating: 7.85

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Taste:
7.81/10
Texture:
7.67/10
Toppings:
7.19/10
Sides:
7.95/10
Value:
8.57/10
Ambiance:
8.19/10
Harmoniousness:
7.57/10
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Andrew's review

This past July, we gathered together to celebrate three years of Burger Club in the only way we know how - by descending like horde of meaty Mongols upon the place that started it all: Whitman's East Village, for the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Much like your middle school English class essay on Leaves of Grass, Whitman's remains a steadfast bastion of excellence during these dark times of uncertainty. While the vast and experimental menu will always leave some people wanting, the fact remains that they make a damn fine burger - unpretentious and moderately-sized, but made with love and packed to the gills with flavor.

The sides were a touch more divisive - while personally I love the blue cheese fries, others found the cheese spread looked "like a cat threw up on my fries." Others found the fries overcooked, undersalted or lukewarm. One member complained of the Brussels Sprouts he ordered, before being promptly banished from the club for ordering Brussels Sprouts.

The ambiance remains a triumph of East Village charm - 90s bar mitzvah music, cheery and characterful staff, and fine literature dotting the walls. And the fact that they not only gave us a great prix fixe deal to begin with, but also comped us numerous beers AND gave us fresh cookies and milk to finish, was simply a class act.

I'm also proud to report that my "Andrew as a Person" rating reached an all-time high of 4.22 out of 10! I was praised for my burger pin (by the person who gave it to me), my acceptable welcome speech, and for dressing "extra-Andrew." Justice nevertheless still being blind, I was also chastised for my "gellin' Don Jr. hairstyle," not having Fay with me, and for my "unglamorous and frankly reviling attempt at resembling a human" (ouch). Still, pretty psyched about my personal best here...

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Dasha "The Cowntess" K.

Bluicy

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"Whatever satisfies the soul is the [burger]." -Walt Whitman. Indeed, each bite of the blesséd, blushing, blissful Bluicy gushed with delicious blue cheese much as Whitman's Muse gushed forth into the world. The fries did not satisfy the soul to the same extent, but overall the experience was delightful.

Rating Details

Taste:
8/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
5/10
Value:
8/10
Ambiance:
8/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Hanger steak patty was tender and juicy, and the caramelized onions added a delicious sweetness... but it needed some added condiments unlike some other delicious streak based burgers. The brussels sprouts for sides was a regrettable choice. They were good. But not fries good.

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Taste:
9/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
7/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
8/10

My only negative note is that I really wish that mustard was a condiment here. Andrew is dressed EXTRA Andrew today and he was on time so I give him a rating of 6.79. The sweet potato fries are amazing. The burger club deal is unbeatable, and the company is hard to beat! Though it must be noted that Greg gets -2 for not attending. Glad to be celebrating a burger club anniversary here! 🍔🍟🙌🏼

Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
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8/10
Toppings:
8/10
Sides:
10/10
Value:
10/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
8/10

Recommend a little something to cut the thick of the peanut butter.

Rating Details

Taste:
6/10
Texture:
5/10
Toppings:
4/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
10/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

Harold and Kumar went to the wrong place.. it might be of a smaller (slider) size (don't bring a Texan here) but their The Hound is totally killer. It's rather simple but hits you with an unbelievable sense of balance, texture and taste. That crunchy whatever it is there adds a great accent. Also, Harold and Kumar can afford it too! $

Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
Texture:
10/10
Toppings:
8/10
Sides:
8/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
8/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Perhaps the slightest bit too baconey such that the cheese and arugula didn't come through but extremely delicious nonetheless. Underwhelmed by the sweet potato fries but very impressed with the selection of sides. Thumbs up on the soft unobtrusive potato bun. Slightly cramped but made chatting with great company easier. Two thumbs up for the 90s bar mitzvah themed music.

Andrew gave a good speech and worked the room in an acceptable outfit - 5/10.

Rating Details

Taste:
7/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
9/10
Sides:
8/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
7/10
Harmoniousness:
6/10

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"Hunker Down"
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"Ground Beef Grail-seeker"
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"I'll Have Two"
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"Big Boi Beef Hog"
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