I'm no food critic—just a fashion girl who loves a good piece of red meat. Not one to let an opportunity pass me by, I created this column as an excuse to eat burgers while wearing jewelry on a regular basis and tell you about my favorites. Welcome to Burgers N' Bling—accessory features with a side of beef.
CALIFORNIA MOB BURGER @ MOB BROOKLYN, $14
525 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
I will probably never eat another vegan burger again -- I adore red meat and these imposters just aren't as photogenic. However, if I do venture to the darkside again, I can assure you it'll be the signature California Mob Burger from Mob Brooklyn. If i've learned anything about vegans it's that they may pass on the beef, but they definitely don't scrimp on the fat or salt. Covered in gooey caramelized onions, creamy herbed cashew cheese, and hefty chunks of avocado, I probably wouldn't have even noticed if the crimini mushroom patty wasn't there at all. A choice beef imposter, I learned from my vegetarian lunchmate, for its similarity in texture, this particular shroom not only satiated me like a real burger -- I left feeling overstuffed. Packed between a deliciously soft potato roll and served with a heap of thick-cut potato wedges (or salad if you're having a fat day), the California Mob Burger is the next best thing to not being vegan.