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Island Burgers and Shakes Opening Uptown Outpost

From the “Hippo” to the “Hermosa Beach,” Island Burgers & Shakes serves massive, bloody patties to Hell’s Kitchen cruisers with insatiable appetites. Now, Island Burgers is bringing their eclectic menu uptown. Citybiz reports that they just signed a lease for a spot at 422 Amsterdam Avenue between 80 and 81st streets. This second location will offer 64 different burgers and chicken churascos.  Go for the Route 66—avocado, Swiss cheese, bacon, and dark rye bread—or Slick Willie’s—ham, relish, American cheese, bacon, sour cream, barbecue sauce, and onion. Continue reading

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The Tower Rises Above Duke’s Other On Campus Eateries

Jack C., Duke University


Living on a college campus for months at a time, one quickly grows tired of the monotony of the same old dining choices. So understandably, when The Tower, Duke’s newest eatery, opened at the beginning of the school year, it was met with great excitement. For the first few weeks of its existence, The Tower was always packed during dinner. Now that the novelty has died down and The Tower has become just another of those same boring choices, I decided to compare how it stacks up to the other on-campus choices at Duke. Continue reading

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Winberie’s Black and Blue Burger Leaves Wallets Unbruised

Marc P., Princeton University

At the entrance to Palmer Square from Nassau Street, right underneath the J. Crew, lies Winberie’s, a restaurant that would have us believe it’s an old Irish pub. The décor is actually rather endearing, as the old-timey pictures on the walls, dark wood furniture, and dim lighting really do show the effort taken in creating a unique and entertaining atmosphere. Some may find it overwhelming and tacky, but it didn’t bother me at all. Continue reading

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Only an Ordinary Burger, Nothing More

For me, a white truck selling food can mean only one thing: ice cream. Perhaps this nostalgia for my childhood leaves me a little skeptical of food trucks which abandon the cold treats and cheesy tunes for more adult fare. Whatever my own personal reservations on the subject, it is clear that many college students do not feel the same way, as increasing numbers of food trucks are springing up around college campuses. In particular, OnlyBurger, a popular food truck in Durham, North Carolina and at Duke, has taken the idea and run with it. Continue reading

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The Right Spot

Josh B., University of Virginia

Although a clique of twenty drunken freshman could easily fill it to capacity, The White Spot Restaurant near the University of Virginia’s campus sacrifices only space for its perfectly satisfying food. A 24 hour breakfast joint on “The Corner” with a diner feel, The White Spot serves as a delectable and unique food hub in Charlottesville.

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Mel’s Doesn’t Raise the Bar for Morningside Burgers

Just over a week old, Mel’s Burger Bar (2850 Broadway), is already a neighborhood institution, or so the energetic waitstaff enthusiastically professes. “We’re known for The Original,” one waitresses says, describing the first “Burgerlicious” burger on the menu. Served on white toast with lettuce, tomato, and pickles, The Original pays homage to Louis’ Lunch in Connecticut, the self-proclaimed “birthplace of the hamburger sandwich.” Unfortunately, there is nothing particularly original about Mel’s, a restaurant that serves up engineered atmosphere and unnecessarily cute diner food to starry-eyed Columbians. Continue reading

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