Well ladies and gents, I am once again unemployed. I’ll spare the dramatics and just focus on the positives of this situation: the time to eat and cook more. Woo hoo! Because…who doesn’t want to gain weight while also lacking a job? Men will flock to me.
Anyway – I happened to go on a little BK foodie adventure the other day (with this guy) to Fritzls Lunch Box (off the Dekalb stop on the L) in Bushwick, and OH MAN you need to get here. Get over your fear/distaste for the L train and make a quick trip for the burger. And the fried asparagus. And the fried chicken sandwich. What I’m trying to say is that everything we had was delicious.
Let’s talk about this burger. Now – on the day that I happened to visit, the chef (Dan) had decided to make a “double double” version of the standard Fritzls burger, which was similar to an In N Out burger. For those of you who have never had In N Out, the West Coast burger chain from heaven, then you haven’t really lived. That’s number one. So Fritzls burger tasted very similar, with two thin beef cheek/beef patties, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, and cheese. Juicy, cheesy, messy, perfection. You need this burger.
The fried chicken sandwich was no slouch either – with lettuce, mayo, and a HUGE fried chicken patty that was loaded with white and dark meat. Make sure you bring plenty of napkins.
The beer battered fried asparagus called out to me for some reason. I want to say that was my version of being healthy and getting my “greens”. They were thick chunks of asparagus, battered and fried to a golden, crisp finish, and served with this sweet and spicy dipping sauce that tasted like a combo of duck sauce and sriracha. And you know how I feel about sriracha so..I dunked the fried chicken sandwich in that sauce too. I think they should bottle it.
Oh yea and we got a side of potato salad. Because when you’re eating a double cheeseburger, a fried chicken sandwich, and fried asparagus, obviously you need potatoes to go along with it. These are not mayo-based, but they were still tangy and delicious.
Fritzls also sells pies from Pies n Thighs in Williamsburg. We had the sour cherry/pear crumble pie with fresh whipped cream. I normally don’t like cherry pie, but um…this happened. And it was good.
Fritzls also makes pastas, which I saw a few people eating on my way out, and I think I’m going to have to make a return visit for those..
Fritzls Lunch Box
173 Irving Ave