Canada has given us exactly two things we love deeply: 1) Rick Moranis, and 2) poutine.
Big Smoke Burger near 14th St and 7th Ave is bringing at least one of those things (hint: it's the one covered in cheese... not named Rick Moranis...) to a flagship US shop in NYC teeming with "high-style fast casual food", and upping the quick and delicious burger shop game with the addition of a backyard garden, beers on tap, and fresh ingredients.
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Order up at the counter, then pick your toppings. Or just order up one of the burger concoctions.
There are a ton of takes on the burger here, but this is the namesake: The Big Smoke Burger piled up with horseradish mayo, caramelized onions, smoked cheddar, lettuce, and tomato.
One of the less traditional burgs here (it's also got lamb, veggie, or chicken, too) is the not-ironically-named Crazy Burger topped with jalapeño Jack, slaw, chipotle mayo, BBQ sauce, hot peppers, and lettuce.
Even though it's hard to get better than the classic double cheeseburger, two 6oz patties, cheese, mayo, ketchup, pickles, lettuce, onion, and tomato show that Canada does American damn well.