Cozy Soup and Burger
New York City, NY
Luckily for us, only the facade has changed. The milkshakes and cherry tumble are still the same as they used to be. The milkshake has a lot of milk, and the best NY style chocolate syrup. You can actually drink it with a straw, and it is frothy and delicious. There is no equal to this milkshake. The cherry tumble is simply seltzer with a shot of cherry flavoring and no sugar added. Fabulously simple. There is nothing better than a New York Seltzer with a sqirt of flavor.
Then there is the burger. The menu says 9 oz, but I would put money on the real weight being closer to a pound. The burger comes with steak fries, a pickle, lettuce, tomato, coleslaw a piece of decorative kale. Cozy still uses the same burger cooking technique where they slap the beef on the grill, then they cover it with what looks like a Revereware pot cover. This steams the burger with the evaporating burger juice that comes off the burger during cooking to keep the burger moist, and the surface of the burger that is flat on the grill is getting grilled with a nice browning layer. Fantastic!
Here is a picture of the burger while being eaten. I swear it is about 2 inches tall. It is a big ass burger. It took some stamina, and not eating the fries, or finishing my soda, but I ate every bit of my burger. I cannot believe I did it. We ended up walking around town for the next 7 hours just to feel un-stuffed. Anyway, to really follow tradition of eating at Cozy Soup and Burger, afer lunch we stopped into Astor Place Barber so Matt could get a hair cut. That was a much needed rest after feeling a bit Thanksgiving like after finishing that burger.