I’ve been an Ainsworth Park fan for a while now, but hadn’t been back to the Gramercy/Union Square mainstay for about a year or so until last night for the MNF matchup between the Bears & Jets.
The bar was packed with beautiful 20-somethings and football fans crowded around short tables and lounge chairs to watch Geno Smith throw pick after pick to the Chicago secondary, while the212 & the305 team met up for some food and drinks post work. Though I’m not sure when Ainsworth’s menu was updated with a bevy of unique burgers, I was delighted to see so many great options.
Booksy went with the Turkey Burger, topped with sage mayo, arugula & lemon vinegarette, while Blake Piffin & Werner chose the even healthier option; the Quinoa-Kale Burger. Rejecting any dietary limitations I’ve set for myself, I went ahead and devoured this masterpiece you see above, known at Ainsworth as the Mac and Cheese Burger. A hefty beef patty laying on top of panko-crusted mac & cheese bites and then smothered in a scoop of delicious Mac & Cheese. Needless to say, this was one of the most epic, tasty burgers I’ve found in the city which inspired me to share with all of you. I highly recommend checking out the epic burger menu at Ainsowrth Park here.
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New York, NY 10003