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December 11, 2011

Live, from New York, it’s Cheeseburger Saturday Night! Your host this week is Phebe’s with special guest stars Gene and Terry from the BBC and The Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. And now, please welcome Phebe’s!

Here's the special guest stars for the evening, Terry and Gene from the BBC. Smoopy stayed at home and was awoken by their non-stop texting.

For a snack item, I prepared a tasty, yet simple treat. Something I call, "White Trash Treats." Saltine crackers...

And Sleazy Cheese.

A tasty snack!

We took a taxi to our cheeseburger destination of the evening...


Here's the dark candle lit front bar.

But we chose to sit at a table with a view of the Bowery.

Here's the view of Phebe's from our table.

Paris was our lovely waitress, here she is with Terry.

And presto, dinner is served! Gene got the Backyard Burger and fries.

Terry got the sliders with Swiss cheese.

I got the same, but with cheddar.

I also got an order of Tater Tots, which turned out to be enough for the table.



Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Goodnight everybody and see you tomorrow after dark.

My Meal
I got the sliders with cheddar cheese. Good mini burgers and I also ordered the tater tots which turned out to be enough for the whole table. It was a good dinner and great service considering how crowded it was there.

In addition to the sliders, there’s seven varieties available at Phebe’s,
including: Chipotle BBQ Burger, Bison Burger, Grilled Veggie Burger and a Backyard Burger which is a grilled Angus burger topped with carmelized onions, marinated tomato, pepper bacon and horseradish mayonnaise. The menu also features chicken and steak sandwiches, soup, salads and some of the entrees featured are: Bangers and Mash, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Macaroni & Cheese and Chatham Codfish and Chips.

Phebe’s has a large variety of bottled and draft beers and lunch is available daily from 11am to 4pm.
Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Cheeseburger Rating
Three Wimpys, a very good burger!

361 Bowery (Near 4th Street)

Further Reading: New York Magazine, The Feisty Foodie and Time Out New York.

Trash can murders,
In the black of night,
Trash can murders,
When will it be alright.

(Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!)

Bonus Christmas Present From Lex!

I got a package yesterday from Canada and it was a Christmas present from my friend and occasional MAD guest star, Lex!

She sent me official Canadian mittens! Perfect as it's just starting to get cold here.

Lex's daughter, Lizzy designed this one of a kind Christmas card.

I put it in a place of honor, on top of my refrigerator between Pokey and Gumby! Thanks Lex and Lizzy, I can officially start the holiday sneezin' now!

Reader Comments (22)

Those sliders looked amazing...are they getting ready to hatch inside of you yet, Marty? Mouahahahahahaaaaa! Quick, eat some saltines...the stomach settling properties of saltines are legendary, millions of pregnant women and end stage alcoholics cannot be wrong...

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Man, I used to go to Phebe's constantly in the early 90's. Like every day. They originally had $4.50 pitchers of Bass, which later morphed into $5.50 pitchers of Sam Adams (a price hike that seemed outrageous at the time). A few pitchers and a wicker basket of fried chicken and curly fries and I was in heaven.

Those were the days. Glad to see the place is still kicking.



December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFat Al

Phebe's was fun and interesting yesterday ... one of our 14 stops :)

I'm still burping up Sleezy Cheese !

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@Jaws: It hasn't hatched yet, I have Saltines at the ready!

@Far Al: This was my first time in Phebe's, it's still kicking and is a great place! Cheers!

@GENE: Great seeing you and Terry again! I've got the Sleazy Cheese burps too!

December 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

'Cheez Whiz' is Just Alright with Me.
(Wasn't that a Doobie Brothers song?)
Good to see the Crew still kickin' too.
Thanks to Terry for still pimpin' the 365 logo.
We'll tag up this week.
My schedule has been fucked up with classes/finals.

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" "'Cheez Whiz' is Just Alright with Me." Ha ha ha! I think the Byrds did that one too! And yes, Terry was representing with the 365 colors! And don't forget, the 365 store is still open for last minute holiday purchases!

December 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

Terry!! Looking like a warrior on an eternal quest for refreshment.
Sorry, but that sleazy cheese looks messed up.
Cool track by the Runaways and I lobed that evil cheeseburger alien!

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClacky.

...sorry "loved' that evil cheeseburger alien.

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClacky.

Best cheddar sliders ever? They certainly look it. Wish I was a fly on the wall in that hotel room with the Runaways. Still trying to calm down about yesterday's post about those damn greedy owners,,,,putting the bars out,,,,I know what CSP said is probably true in some cases,,,,(don't get mad at the player, get mad at the game) still though every bar lost is painful because they never come back the same,,,,agree?

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAl

@Clacky: The cheese is messed up, hence the title "Sleazy!" I lobe you man!

@Al: The sliders were great and fun to hang out with two of the BBC. Will we ever see all three of them together again? Hopefully in 2012! And I'm in total agreement with you about the bar synopsis! And I just opened a beer! Cheers!

December 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

looks like sum good eats...good to see GENE and great to see Terry in the 365 appearal...come to think of it "There's no newspaper verification!"...

Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one's belt buckled.
~Frederic Raphael


December 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

@rr: Ha! Looks like you've been over at EV Grieve! Great quote from station WKOQ!

December 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

Now that looks like some good food. A good pickle can make a burger for me. Nice to see Terry again.

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari

@kari: They were great sliders!

December 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

Ooh! I want one of those Backyard Burgers! P.S. Well, helloooooo, Joan!

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff: You're starting to get a long list, you better get here soon!

December 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

Now I want a plate full of sliders with Swiss cheese.

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

@Meleah: Me too and I just had them Saturday!

December 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

@Marty: You're right! At this rate, we're going to have to eat then drink then eat then drink then eat and drink, and then start all over again, for approximately 21 hours per day for three days in a row. Sounds doable.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff: I'm up for it if you are!

December 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

the sliders look GREAT! damn, this is what a missed! love the mittens! and a red snowflake ...how sweet :)

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreen Monkey

@GReen Monkey: Great sliders and that was a nice surprise gift from Lex!

December 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

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