When my husband, Bobby and I traveled to New York City in July, we had the opportunity to try plenty of places to eat. Some we had planned to go–like Serendipity 3. We also had an idea of what we wanted to get in New York – – like New York style pizza, “real” bagels and something from a street vendor. (FYI regarding the street vendors, they cost too much – – or at least they do outside of the American Museum of Natural History.)
But most of the time, we were just going with the flow. We found some really good places and some that we are glad we tried, but don’t have to go back. But when we stumbled upon Schnipper’s, I found a place where I felt I could visit again and again.
First of all, it was a burger joint and not a deli. I’m not complaining, but it seems to me that delicatessens are in ample supply in New York City. Secondly, it was laid back. The servers behind the counter were friendly and helpful. They also didn’t rush us. Sometimes we can take a little bit of time to order, but they didn’t seem to mind. (Probably helped that we were there after the dinner rush.)
But the best thing about it was it was just a good burger and fries. I got the Schnipper Burger, which is a double decker burger with cheese and bacon. Like I said, the burger was good. I like it when burgers are a little messy and this burger was just right.
Bobby got chicken tenders. He said the chicken tenders (which were hand-breaded) reminded him of the chicken tenders that his mother, Carmen, used to make. It reminded him so much of her that he decided to place a call to her right then and there.
We split an order of cheesy sloppy joe fries. I have never had sloppy joe’s on fries before. That was an interesting way to serve them. I wouldn’t want them every time, but it was a nice way to mix things up.
In a previous post I wrote about serendipity. This restaurant would fall into that category. Neither of us planned to go there, but both of us were glad we did.
Everything we ordered cost less than one of our sandwiches at a famous New York deli. It was good fresh food for a good price in Midtown Manhattan. What’s not to like about that?