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#16 yvonne johnson

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 06:50 PM

Not a very successful trip so far (BLT excluded) then?
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:35 PM

au contraire

It has been a great week so far. Food wise, hit and miss, but I have had chance to catch up with loads of people from the boards and business is good.

#18 Chocolate is a girls best friend

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Posted 23 May 2004 - 03:03 PM

I would certainly recommend the burger as the best reason to go to dB.

I had the DB burger about 3 years ago, ( sans truffles) and though it was very good, i didnt think that it was really worth it. I didnt care for the space either, though the puffy pomme frites were pretty damn cool. The desserts were less than thrilling too,,,,,,,, oh well.
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#19 Wilfrid1

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 01:43 PM

I have always found the greeters at dB to be exceptionally sweet and charming; service at table, compensatingly grim.
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#20 Steven Dilley

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 03:12 PM

Silly question, but how does one eat this beast? From the pics I've seen, it looks like a real mouth stretcher. Are we talking fork and knife here or do folks just cram it down?
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#21 Wilfrid1

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 03:17 PM

It comes sliced in two, and I admit to using my hands. There are many jaw stretching experiences to be had in New York (especially in relation to food), so I must be in good training.
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Posted 24 May 2004 - 03:22 PM

Silly question, but how does one eat this beast? From the pics I've seen, it looks like a real mouth stretcher. Are we talking fork and knife here or do folks just cram it down?


The burger probably stands perhaps five inches high. From the plate to the top of the roll. It's delivered sliced, vertically, so you can ooh and aaah over the strata of ingredients.

Some judicious compression of the roll might be in order to consume it. I recall several people were using knives and forks, while others used one or two fisted approaches
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Posted 24 May 2004 - 03:50 PM

Egad.
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#24 Chocolate is a girls best friend

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 06:08 PM

It comes sliced in two, and I admit to using my hands. There are many jaw stretching experiences to be had in New York (especially in relation to food), so I must be in good training.

foie gras or no foie gra-s`its a F$&$** hamburger,hell yeah i used my hands!
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#25 Wilfrid1

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 06:11 PM

Here's the culprit, wearing an especially large foie gras filling especially for the photograph.

Smile please.
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#26 pixelchef

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 08:23 PM

And another.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:22 PM

And the good new is that it's still good. Just ate my first dB burger in about a year, and did not disappoint. Medium rare , as requested, beefy in flavor, and with a very generous chunk of foie in the center. I had also forgotten how well the parmesan flavor comes through from the roll. Whny is that I always get such sweet service in the bar here, yet seem to end up in a battle with my server if I get a table? One gripe: the frites were bizarry short. Almost all of them less than an inch long, a bit like the little pieces you might expect to find at the bottom of a portion. Hard to eat.

But this is a world-class snack. :)
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#28 omnivorette

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:43 PM

But is it junk food? :P
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#29 Wilfrid1

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:44 PM

If you ate it in the street, yes. But at a marble-topped bar? :D
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#30 cabrales

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 01:46 PM

Wilfrid -- Could you please elaborate on why you chose fries, instead of asking for pommes souffles (which, at least as of last year, were available upon request with the non-fresh-black-truffle burger)? ;)