- 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 chilis, 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.
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 flavor profile.
Herrine: It starts with a dry-aged beef patty, Grafton cheddar, dressed with caramelized 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. Flavor explosion, there you go.
Herrine: Yes, yes!
Herrine: Yes! Kewpie is a mayonnaise, a Japanese mayonnaise. Gochujang is a red pepper paste, Korean red pepper paste. Wow, that’s really good.
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 savory all in one bite.
Emily: It’s messy, but it’s worth it. That’s all I have to say.