Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Stand on East 12th Rocks
The place is pretty pretentious but the burger is sublime. I visited Stand for lunch today with expert burger taster Kris and was pleased to find that the burger was as good as it was the last time I visited (a year ago). I'm not a fan of the flame-grilled burger but Stand knows what they are doing. The 7 ounce patty was cooked to perfection and topped simply with carmelized onions and a 'house sauce'. The menu options are totally confusing and I'm glad I ordered correctly (I got the 'House' burger). A waiter told me the house sauce had 'like 40 ingredients' (doubtful) but that the Kewpie mayo-based sauce had some paprika in it. It was basically Kewpie mayo mixed with paprika and it was amazing. Sorry for the out-of-focus cell phone burger shot. It kinda looks like 99% of the burger porn fans send me from their phones on a daily basis (and I love it).
Posted by Hamburger America at 11:31 PM