The Meat: Pat LaFrieda - short rib, brisket, chuck, shoulder, and flat iron
The Cheese: Cheddar
The Bun: Poppy seed brioche
Flip Tip: Try the calamari - a perfect start to a summer burger
Danny Meyer certainly knows his burgers. Though well-known for the tremendous success of Shake Shack, Meyer hits a home run with the burger at his original venture, Union Square Cafe. A homemade poppy seed brioche bun sandwiches 9oz of LaFrieda's best, along with thick-cut bacon and a solid melt of cheddar. USC's is a perfect example of burger culture in NYC; no matter the venue - whether outside in Madison Square Park, or on a pristine white tablecloth - a burger hound would not think twice before dousing his or her surroundings with precious LaFrieda juice.