Amid the scare of the mysterious horrible power of E. Coli everyone’s whispering “don’t eat the hamburgers!” Generally I agree, who wants to eat bits of bone fragments and intestines and spinal column? Nastybits do not a delicious sandwich make! This terror built up all week and then Sunday rolled around and I found myself face-to-face with a delicious little hamburger. Suddenly the fear is real: could this innocent little hamburger take away your beloved hands and legs? How much evil could there be in this adorable little morsel?
Not much, I decided. Thankfully I was right, all is well in the limb department. More importantly the little buggers were delicious. L’Orange Bleu (430 Broome St, New York, NY) is a Moroccan-ish restaurant in SoHo that has a wonderful oyster special that I can never resist. They have tables outside that are perfect for watching the parking lot across the street or hoping some anorexic models walk by. After you have a few happy-hour oysters, get these delicious mini-burgers. I expected them to be cooked gray and be a little chewy, after all what do Moroccan’s know about mini-burgers? Everything. These were perfectly cooked to medium, not too greasy and complimented my Sunday fear-test perfectly. Free yourself from the media terror, eat mini-burgers!
(Disclaimer: I have no idea how safe the meat is, but it taste delicious.)
Better quality than I expected for a fairly simple dish:
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