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BURGERS N' BLING: MILLER'S NEAR & FAR

 

All my dating profile says is that "I hate cats, I love burgers" because, you know, that really tells you a lot about a person. Despite Taylor Swift's efforts, cat people are weird, and there is no way a hard-core carnivore could end up dating a vegetarian or, even worse, a vegan. Luckily I live in a city that is essentially a mecca for burger joints and enthusiasts like myself. Not one to let an opportunity pass me by, I created this column as an excuse to eat burgers on a weekly basis and tell you about my favorites. Since I am not a food critic and rather just a fashion girl who loves a good piece of red meat, I figured I'd shake things up and give you Burgers N' Bling -- accessory features with a side of beef. 

From left:   Dannijo   jeweled cuff/ring;   Eddie Borgo   five finger ring (available  here );   Glitter Bomb   bracelet (available soon); Vintage   Gucci   watch

From left: Dannijo jeweled cuff/ring; Eddie Borgo five finger ring (available here); Glitter Bomb bracelet (available soon); Vintage Gucci watch

THE N & F BURGER @ MILLER'S NEAR & FAR, $14 

65 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10001

Set in a low-lit space with vintage decor and sparse seating, MIller's Near & Far gives off the vibe of an underground hangout -- it's glamorously discrete -- and this quaintness makes it the perfect spot to waltz into on a Sunday evening for some cozy bites. As soon as I saw Pat LaFrieda's name listed under ever burger on the menu, I knew I had found THE SPOT. For those of you who aren't as well-versed in the language of "meat celebrities," this is the guy behind almost every steak and burger on your best-in-the-city list (think Minetta Tavern and Shake Shack). Chef and owner Chris Miller further enticed me with his restaurant's namesake creation, the N & F Burger, and its Big-Mac jingle of a description: "two 4 oz Pat LaFrieda patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun." Who could resist a gourmet version of America's classic double cheeseburger? Served as rare as you want it, the N & F burger is a melted stack of juicy beef and white american cheese only amplified by its exclusive secret sauce. Zestier than the mayo and ketchup combo made famous by McDonald's, Miller's Near & Far steps up the super burger game again with its amped up, garlic-infused rendition. The point is that when you are using good beef you can get away with anything -- even re-creating a fast food sensation -- and I'm excited to try the more adventurous selections on the menu, particularly the Bialy Brunch Burger (crispy bacon weave, runny egg, cheddar cheese, on a toasted kossar’ bialy). Hungry yet? Head to the LES and give Miller's a try. 

Burger by   Miller's Near & Far     - 2 all beef 4 oz Pat Lafrieda patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun with fries

Burger by Miller's Near & Far - 2 all beef 4 oz Pat Lafrieda patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun with fries

From left:    Dannijo    jeweled cuff/ring;    Eddie Borgo    five finger ring (available   here  );    Glitter Bomb    bracelet (available soon); Vintage    Gucci    watch

From left: Dannijo jeweled cuff/ring; Eddie Borgo five finger ring (available here); Glitter Bomb bracelet (available soon); Vintage Gucci watch

From left:    Dannijo    jeweled cuff/ring;    Eddie Borgo    five finger ring (available   here  )

From left: Dannijo jeweled cuff/ring; Eddie Borgo five finger ring (available here)

Starving? On a date? Try the  2 CHEESEBURGER MEAL : Pat LaFrieda patty, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, on a potato bun with fries

Starving? On a date? Try the 2 CHEESEBURGER MEAL: Pat LaFrieda patty, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, on a potato bun with fries

Photos by Lucas Shanks 


 

BURGERS N' BLING: FREEHOLD

 

All my dating profile says is that "I hate cats, I love burgers" because, you know, that really tells you a lot about a person. Despite Taylor Swift's efforts, cat people are weird, and there is no way a hard-core carnivore could end up dating a vegetarian or, even worse, a vegan. Luckily I live in a city that is essentially a mecca for burger joints and enthusiasts like myself. Not one to let an opportunity pass me by, I created this column as an excuse to eat burgers on a weekly basis and tell you about my favorites. Since I am not a food critic and rather just a fashion girl who loves a good piece of red meat, I figured I'd shake things up and give you Burgers N' Bling -- accessory features with a side of beef. 

All jewelry   Lulu Frost ;    (from left): Veratrum bracelet (available  here ); Cruise 2016 Collection ring (available later this fall); Apex Pave ring (available  here ); Apex Pave bracelet (available  here ); Oleander Caged Glass Pearl cuff (available  here )

All jewelry Lulu Frost; (from left): Veratrum bracelet (available here); Cruise 2016 Collection ring (available later this fall); Apex Pave ring (available here); Apex Pave bracelet (available here); Oleander Caged Glass Pearl cuff (available here)

THE HOUSE BURGER @ FREEHOLD, $10 

45 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Created by chef Michael Boulous, the best part of this burger is how juicy it is. I actually wasn't able to dive in for about fifteen minutes since I was snapping all these pics and it still tasted as juicy and delicious as if it had just come off the grill. Pickled anything is a salty dream, so the addition of pickled onions to this otherwise very classic version of America's favorite take it to the next level. Partnered with the fact that you can enjoy it in Freehold's killer backyard and it comes with fries, this burger is a must try for some fall fun. And because burgers are more fun with friends, I recruited my babe Kathleen Bily, Head Designer at Lulu Frost, to frost us in jewels for this shoot. 

Burger by  Freehold : 6oz grade "A" beef burger, topped with American cheese, lucky tomatoes, lettuce, pickled onions, and special sauce

Burger by Freehold: 6oz grade "A" beef burger, topped with American cheese, lucky tomatoes, lettuce, pickled onions, and special sauce

All jewelry    Lulu Frost ;     (from left): Ravenna cuff (available  here ); Nicandra ring (available  here ); Lumen ring (available  here ); Apex Pave ring (available  here ); Phantom bracelet (available  here )

All jewelry Lulu Frost; (from left): Ravenna cuff (available here); Nicandra ring (available here); Lumen ring (available here); Apex Pave ring (available here); Phantom bracelet (available here)

Photos by Jenna Burke