Bill’s Burger Backlash Builds

Photo: Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine

After Alan Richman and Robert Sietsema laid into it, the latest to join in the backlash against the much-ballyhooed burger at Bills Bar are greasy-grub enthusiast NYC Food Guy and, perhaps more damningly, Times critic Sam Sifton. The latter says the burger is amazingly both crusty and underdone, underseasoned; it soaks its supermarket bun into a pulpy submission. It has no flavor. It is deeply uninteresting. Interesting. With that, were going to turn our minds away from special sauce and begin to contemplate cranberry sauce! Have a lovely Thanksgiving, folks well see you Monday.

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Earlier: Can Alan Richmans Takedown Kill the Bills Burger?