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Celebrate Schnipper’s 2 Year Anniversary With $2 Burgers & PBR

Congrats to Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen (on 8th Ave. & 41st), who turns two years old on Thursday.  To celebrate their anniversary hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and PBR will be only $2 each (limit 2 per customer) from 10am to 10pm.  But wait… there’s more.  From 2-4 pm Hamburger America author George Motz will be there signing copies of his book, and the Hickory Bacon Blue (his favorite burger) will be only $2 during that time.  Plus the first 20 guests to show up at 2pm get free signed copies of his book. This could be crazier than the day Bobby Flay taped Throwdown…

Take That Shake Shack: When Shake Shack opened their new Midtown location on 8th Ave. we thought it was going to be bad news for Schnipper's Quality Kitchen. Not at all says the owners, and to prove how not effected they are by the Shack the Schnipper's Bros have decided to open a 2nd location across the park from the original Shake Shack. Good luck with that!

Schnipper’s New Beef Gets First Big Seal of Approval: Following our report that Schnipper's Quality Kitchen (on 8th Ave. and 41st) had recently switched to Pat LaFrieda beef, Nick Solares from A Hamburger Today rushed out to the try the new goods. The verdict? "The beef had a steak-like sweetness and envelopes your mouth in a rich, velvety blanket of beefiness." And apparently the bun's not too shabby either.

Schnipper’s Now Serving LaFrieda Beef

The now shuttered City Burger taught us that using Pat LaFrieda beef (the same meat purveyor famously used by the Shake Shack and HB Burger, as well as the Minetta Tavern) doesn’t guarantee you a good burger. But it certainly doesn’t hurt either… especially if you are serving burgers right across the street from the brand new Times Square Shake Shack. According to @dmanburger Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen (on 41st and 8th) is now making their burgers from LaFrieda meat (according to Serious Eats they used Master Purveyors when they first opened .) Owner Andrew Schnipper confirmed to us that they quietly made the switch a “few months ago” to a custom LaFrieda blend made just for them. Clearly it looks like a Schnipper’s burger redux is in order…

Schnipper’s Bros Respond to Chest Bumping Accusations & Impending Shake Shack Invasion
Apparently It’s Not LaFrieda’s, It’s What You Do With It

Bagel Sandwich & Free Coffee Alert: Schnipper's Quality Kitchen (on 8th Ave. & 41st) started serving breakfast this week (from 7-10:30am) and Always Hungry has a look at their new lox and eggs sandwich on an H&H Bagel.  It's only $7, and we kind of wish it was available for lunch! Also of note, they're giving away free coffee with the purchase of any b'fast item through April 30th.

Free Milkshake or Beer Alert

schnippersSchnipper’s Quality Kitchen (on 41st and 8th is celebrating their first anniversary this Friday by giving away a free milkshake or a free beer with purchase of a hamburger. Offer good from 11am to 11pm on Friday, January 29th only.

Schnipper’s Bros Respond to Chest Bumping Accusations & Impending Shake Shack Invasion

I’m not sure if the New York Times cafeteria is back open after last week’s health scare, but Andrew Schnipper sent me an email last week wanting to make it clear that him and his brother would never take joy in the sickness of others. He also reiterated how excited they are to have the Shake Shack opening just 3 blocks away from their spot.

Hi Zach:

I hope you are well. I generally enjoy your blog and reading about your well thought out recommendations for midtown lunchers. I think you do a great job of discovering good values and interesting places for people to eat that they might not find on their own. However, I was disappointed [Thursday] regarding your comment that my brother and I would be “chest bumping” because we might get some extra business due to the fact that some people were made sick from a competitor. I can assure you we don’t ever want to see people get sick and certainly don’t want to benefit from it. Fortunately for us, business is great and we were busy [Thursday] as we usually are on a Thursday. And if we could help a neighbor and have prevented any food bourne illness, we would gladly do so. You clearly don’t know my brother and I well enough to think this would make us happy and I just wanted to set the record straight. I have no idea whether they have reopened the cafeteria, but let me be the first to tell you that I hope they did and that the employees who likely lost hours of pay yesterday will be back to work today.

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Schnipper’s Now Cooks Burgers to Order: The owner of Schnipper's confirmed in the comments that they've changed their cooking policy: "Hi Midtownlunchers. We at Schnipper’s have been cooking burgers to any temperature for months now. So if you like it bloody rare or medium well, we got you covered." There was no answer to the green chili controversy though...

Schnipper’s Green Chile Cheeseburger: $9 is a bit pricey for my tastes, but the Green Chile Cheeseburger from Schnipper's Quality Kitchen (on 41st & 8th) that Always Hungry wrote about this week looks pretty damn tasty. Plus from the looks of the photo, they might have done away with the "all burgers are cooked medium" thing. (Unless the pink in the middle is just special treatment for reporters...)

Free Sloppy Joe Slider Alert

Remember back in May when Bobby Flay showed up at Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen (on 41st and 8th) for a sloppy joe throwdown?  Well the episode finally airs tonight at 9 PM EST on the Food Network, and to celebrate (or possibly redeem themselves?) Schnipper’s will be giving out free sloppy joe sliders during lunch time. Freeloaders, engage! [via Wined and Dined]

Bobby Flay Beats Schnipper’s in Sloppy Joe Throwdown
Schnipper’s May Have the Best Mac & Cheese in Midtown
Jamaican Dutchy to Help Bobby Flay Throwdown
Dessert Truck Bests Flay; Throwdown Blamed on the “Internet”