Live from New York, it’s Cheeseburger Saturday Night. Tonight’s host is The Hollywood Diner (originally headed for Arthur’s Tavern in Hoboken) and featuring the Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the Hollywood Diner!
Alright, since I haven't gone out in a couple of nights, I thought we'd venture out of the city and go to Hoboken in New Jersey. I found a place there called Arthur's Tavern that's supposed to have great cheeseburgers.
And it's down into the bowels of the subway we go.
Oh no, this guy again.
This way to the PATH train to Hoboken.
Jesus fucking Christ, it's hotter than hell down here and it's empty, which means a train must've just left. Looks like we might have a bit of a wait.
Two people texting away.
Here's where we're headed when the train finally shows up.
It's been twenty minutes and still no train. I'm having a Clash moment here.
And these two continue their texting.
It's starting to get crowded down here and still no train.
Sweet mother of fuck, it's been almost 45 minutes and there's no train in sight. Everybody down here is getting antsy.
It's really crowded down here. When the train does finally come, it'll be packed with all these people. I'm starting to feel a little claustrophobic down here.
You know what?
It's time to improvise, maybe we'll try Arthur's next week.
When in doubt, stay close to home and hit the good old Hollywood Diner.
There's always a seat at the counter...
And friendly people to take your order. One cheeseburger please!
First up, a much needed beer.
They love Lucy in here...
See what I mean?
And here's the cheeseburger! I got the English burger which has cheddar cheese and is served on an English Muffin. Note the star of mustard they put on the burger.
I also got onion rings, they look great.
A delicious burger, right in my own neighborhood.
On my way out I thanked the cook in the kitchen for excellent work. Goodnight everybody and see you tomorrow after dark.
Three Wimpy’s. A fine burger indeed!
574 Sixth Ave. (@16th St.)
Further reading: New York Magazine, flickr and Meghan Hickey Photography.
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