Originally based out of Mineola, “P.S. Burgers” has since opened a second NY location in downtown Manhattan. In this world of higher-quality burgers and fries like Five Guys and Shake Shack, the meat-eaters of America are evolving into more discerning carnivores.
With a logo that is awfully similar to Shake Shack (except their burger is on a stamp), this eatery has a more diverse menu of international burgers than its competitors, as well as sides, salads, and sandwiches with chicken, fish, steak, and even veggie burgers. It’s going to be difficult to do this review without constantly comparing it to Five Guys or Shake Shack, but it only seems fair to do so since these people are all direct competitors with each other. So, with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s take a big bite out of “P.S. Burgers”!
Tapas are something that I learned to appreciate on my foreign exchange trip to Spain during high school, and have been something I have missed since then. It’s also an awesome word to say to someone who has never heard the word before, like when I tried to explain it to my ex-girlfriend’s Jamaican aunt and she thought I was bragging about going to a topless bar. Awkward…
Soho’s “Boqueria”, named after Barcelona’s famed “El Mercat de la Boqueira”, has been serving up authentic Spanish finger food and meals in a cozy little nook on Spring Street since 2006. With two locations in New York, one in Washington, DC, and another all the way in Hong Kong, “Boqueria must be doing something right, and it was up to this Encyclopedia Brown to find out what.
I kicked things off with the “Bombas de Barcelonata”, a trio of potato croquettes stuffed with beef and doused in their signature spicy tomato sauce and garlic allioli. Fried foods, as we are all aware, are golden brown ambrosia from the heavens, but it’s easy to go too far and turn into deep-fried dough at the carnival. These bombas were light and fluffy, with the perfect combo of sauces on top to add some hot and milky complexity to a simple ball of starch and meat.