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Please understand that I'm not an advocate of overeating. It's unhealthy, and if you make a habit of it, it can actually be dangerous (be careful out there, kids). That said, there are times in your life when certain opportunities present themselves… For instance, Smashburger might decide to offer you eight different delicious burgers and you simply have to seize the day and stuff every single savory one into your face. Carpe burger, if you will.

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This was one of those opportunities, and I'm glad to say that some of Brooklyn's finest yelpers rose to the challenge. Last night the hospitable folks that run the Brooklyn Smashburger welcomed us in for a truly epic tasting with some serious SIZZLE. The owner Jim and Leah, our fantastic host, led us through a burger odyssey that proved there really is a burger for everyone. 

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There was the New Yorker: NY cheddar, garlic grilled onions, spinach, tomato and peppercorn garlic aioli on a brioche bun (apparently New Yorkers are OK with dragon breath). There was the Spicy Veggie Black Bean: pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, spicy chipotle mayo and fresh jalapenos on a spicy chipotle bun (apparently meatless can still be delectable). There was the Brooklyn: grilled pastrami, aged swiss, pickles, onion and yellow mustard on a pretzel bun. It shouldn't surprise anyone when Brooklyn is the best, but Neil B took a poll this burger "sat alone in first place in a very competitive division."

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And there were five more fantastic options after that! Not to mention impossibly crispy fries, oreo shakes and more. I personally tried to tap out several times, and as Jenny M says, "I started worrying (a) if a human being could explode from eating too much and (b) how soon I could get back out to Smashburger for more." After all, the food was wonderful, but what really sets this location apart is the smiling service from every single staff member. They really want you to have a good burger and a good time, and it shows! A huge thanks again to Leah, Jim and the amazing Smashburger staff for a memorable night. I know I'll be back soon for that BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar burger, hope to see you all there!

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Cheers,
Peter D 

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