Why this pizza restaurant has the best burger in NYC

  • Emily in Brooklyn, New York is home to the Emmy Burger.
  • It was nominated the best burger in the country and won numerous awards as the best burger in New York City.
  • Herrine Ro and Emily Christian visit the restaurant to see how the burger is made and try it out.

The following is a transcript of the video:

Herrine: This is the best burger in New York City. I wanna stop eating, but I can’t.

Emily: It’s like the best thing I ever ate.

Herrine: The restaurant has an extensive pizza menu, but the burger is Emily’s claim to fame.

Matthew: We specialize in pizza, but we’re well known for the burger.

Herrine: Their top-selling pizza, the Colony, made with pepperoni, pickled chillis, and honey.

Matthew: Yeah, our pizzas are not traditional in any way. We use a traditional wood-fired oven, but that’s about it, so we try to be nonconformists and try to be different the same way we do with our burger.

Herrine: The Emmy burger is arguably the best in New York City, with accolades to support it. In a previous video, the Emmy burger was voted the best burger in New York City. Here’s why.

Lara: Sauce is amazing.

Quinn: And the bun is amazing!

Lara: The bun, yes!

Phoebe: This burger is so good!

Chris: The first time I had it here, when I had tasted how amazing the burger was, it’s like, a pizza place shouldn’t be able to make a burger this good.

Jeff: I’d say best burger in the world.

John: Wow!

Herrine: So what makes the Emmy burger so special?

Matthew: As much as I love a classic burger, I wanted to have something that was a little more what I wanted in a flavour profile.

Herrine: It starts with a dry-aged beef patty, Grafton cheddar, dressed with caramelised onions, and perhaps the best component of the burger, the Emmy sauce.

Herrine: What goes into the sauce?

Emily: It’s a secret.

Matthew: Secret. Can’t tell you.

Herrine: I pushed a little, and Chef Hyland graciously let me in on a few key ingredients.

Matthew: This sauce is gochujang, fish sauce… Kewpie and…

Herrine: That’s all ingredients that I know and love. I could honestly tell you, Kewpie and gochujang are two of the best condiments ever.

Matthew: Especially when you mix them together.

Herrine: Can I taste?

Matthew: Of course. Flavour explosion, there you go.

Herrine: Yes, yes!

Matthew: Right?

Herrine: Yes! Kewpie is a mayonnaise, a Japanese mayonnaise. Gochujang is a red pepper paste, Korean red pepper paste. Wow, that’s really good.

Matthew: Yeah.

Herrine: Finally, the burger is topped with a pretzel bun. Word to the wise, maybe this is a fork and knife situation.

Emily: I’ve lived in this city for three years now, and this is unlike any burger I’ve ever had here or anywhere else in the world for that matter. We eat a lot of food for this job. This is unlike anything we’ve tried before.

Herrine: I like the Emmy burger because it puts the classic burger on its head. All of the ingredients are basically everything that you would not find on a classic lettuce, onion, tomato, ground beef patty burger. And it’s like the perfect combination of fat, sweet, heat, and savoury all in one bite.

Emily: It’s messy, but it’s worth it. That’s all I have to say.

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