What you’re getting: Kirby cheeseburger
From the well-worn faux-wood tabletops to the prominent display of both Coke and Pepsi logos all over the place (how do they get away with that in 2015?), Kirby’s has the atmosphere of a burger joint that’s been around for an eternity. And it has, if 100 years counts. It’s another diner/dive that takes the smashed-on-the-griddle approach, resulting in a flat patty with grilled edges. The toppings are diner standards, although the grilled onions take it to another level. Best burger levels, in fact.
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Joe Bonwich has spent an eternity, or at least more than 30 years, writing about food and restaurants. He was nominated for the James Beard Award for restaurant criticism in 2002, but he didn’t win, so he doesn’t mention it very often, at least not during months that don’t contain an “r.”