Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How I Met Your Mother - Hungry For More

How I Met Your Mother - The Best Burger In New York - Ep. 402

I'm sure they were referring to The Burger Joint (below).

Though the Shake Shack might just be a better alternative now. Or does anybody know anything even better in New York? (Preferably one that is at actual burger joint prices. Overpriced ones made with filet minion or caviar don't count). I haven't tried BLT Burger yet though (though BLT Fish (upstairs) was good but WAY overpriced).

Oh yeah, and the show. Marshall tastes the best burger in New York City and can't find it again. Apparently Regis has been looking for the place too. Regis is not that funny is he? The more I think about it. Maybe Kelly DOES carry the show. In fact, my favorite episodes now are when Neil Patrick Harris guest hosts with Kelly. Now THAT'S fun and I would love to see more of THAT! (Or NPH on any talk show. His pre-Emmy appearance on Emmy was a hoot with Mr. Roper expression).

I love my How I Met Your Mother but while it hasn't been at its worst, tonight's episode just left me wanting more, and mostly because I felt unsatisfied and was still searching for that perfect hunger filler. You know? Too much starch, not enough meat.

(On a side note, my sis has also been checking out all the Cupcake places around New York that people say are better than the apparently overrated Magnolia's.

Apparently this is how she ordered them though she said something about not having updated it since we went to Cupcake Cafe but as a big brother, I was half not listening so can't remember what she was blabbering about, but this is how she emailed the list to me, so do your own taste test and let me know what's worth my gym time and what isn't (not that it would really stop me):

Billy's Bakery
184 9th Ave (between 21st and 22nd Streets) - Chelsea

1371 Third Ave (at 78th Street) – Upper East Side
321 ½ Amsterdam Ave (at 75th Street) – Upper West Side
87 Beaver Street - Wall Street
43 West 42nd Street (between 5th & 6th Aves) – across from Bryant Park
37 East 8th Street – The Village

Sugar Sweet Sunshine
126 Rivington Street (parallel to E Houston and Delancey Streets) –
Lower East Side?

Buttercup Bake Shop
973 2nd Ave (between 51st and 52nd Streets) – Midtown East?
141 West 72nd Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus) – Upper West Side

Cupcake Café
18 West 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) - Chelsea?
545 9th Ave (between 40th and 41st Streets) - Midtown


Esther said...

I haven't visited any cupcake places. Bagels are much higher on my list of priorities. Do you know how hard it is to find a real water-boiled bagel outside of New York City?! But I'll have to print out the list before my next trip to New York. I've always wanted to try Magnolia, though.

Vance said...

Oh. Esther. You must go to Montreal then. THAT'S where you find a REAL Bagel! (St Viateurs is my fave though there's debate amongst that and its chief rival). So NY Bagels pale in comparison for me. Ditto with hot dogs. Toronto does the street meat much better.

Linz McC said...

Street meat. I think you have told me about that term before... Teehee.

Help me out here. Did anyone notice (or am I the only one who has seen Amadeus enough times to realize) that Marshall's discussion of the perfect burger was supposed to be Salieri's detailed description of Mozart's music (even the same music is playing in the background...). I love random stuff like that!

This episode was just OK for me, though...