Park yourself at Burger Garage in LIC

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A much needed burger joint has arrived to Long Island City, Queens. Jurors, fret no more. Your days of visiting the Court Square Diner for a cheeseburger deluxe are over. And for the Manhattanites out there, this joint is worth a (short) trip underwater.

So, the burgers. Tender, thinner, outstanding. As you can see from the menu, there’s endless toppings options. I like this. My burger had lettuce, onion, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and pickles. Oh, and it was a double.

Burger Garage nods to big brother Shake Shack with their wax paper wrappers. A nice touch that made me wonder, Is this as good as the Shake Shack? Not quite, but delicious nonetheless.

And the extras. I wouldn’t recommend the fried onion strings which taste more like fried batter than onions. The french fry girth is a contentious matter. I happen to prefer McDonald’s style fries, but I enjoyed Burger Garage’s thicker potatoes.

As you can see, they only offer canned soda, which displeases me. I love fountain soda. We tried a thick thick black and white shake on the way out — because I hadn’t quite burst through my clothes — and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I recommend Burger Garage, if only because it’s close to PS 1 and will allow you to boast to your friends, “Sure, I’ve been to Queens. They have a Citibank building there.”

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