Goodburger’s Steak & Egg Is Much Better Than My Wall Quote
I have nobody to blame for this but myself. Do I think Goodburger has the best combo meal in the city? Obviously not… but I did post those words on the site (unsurprisingly they didn’t care that it was a half-sarcastic attempt to get Midtown Lunch on their wall of fame.) Of course they left out the “if only it was cheaper” part, a crucial impediment to fully enjoying Goodburger. And, the quote is completely misleading now- because at the time I wrote it, it was meant to be kind of a joke- since they were the *only* burger place to offer combo meals in Midtown. (Since I wrote that, City Burger has appeared with combo meals eerily similar to Goodburger, but Burger Joint and Five Guys still don’t offer them.)
Oh well. You live and learn. Now I’m immortalized on their wall as saying something nobody would agree with. (At least I am in good company.) Awesome. Well, as long as I’m here I might as well try their Steak & Egg Burger- which was just reintroduced to the menu as a lunchtime item (and an official entry in the Midtown Lunch Sandwich Challenge.)
The last time I had it was almost two years ago… and it was at 10:30 in the morning. It was awesome for breakfast (for obvious reasons) and it’s just as awesome for lunch. Cooking burgers is rarely a science, so quality can fluctuate depending on when you’re there and who is at the grille… but my burger was perfectly cooked medium rare. And the egg…
Well, the egg was an explosion of eggy goodness (just the way it should be.) A complete mess of deliciousness. A little bit of ketchup and we were in business. The only thing that could have possibly made it better was a little bacon… and maybe replacing the bun with maple syrup infused waffles. (You can’t blame me for trying.)
$7 is still a bit expensive for what amounts to a fairly small fast food burger, but the egg and hash browns elevate it into the “I don’t feel like I’m getting ripped off” category. In general, for a burger, I still prefer Five Guys and Burger Joint (both, also expensive for what they are) but there is no question the Steak & Egg burger distinguishes Goodburger from the others in a very crowded Midtown hamburger market.
Come to think of it, that quote would have been much better.