Bill’s Burger Backlash Builds

Photo: Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine

After Alan Richman and Robert Sietsema laid into it, the latest to join in the backlash against the much-ballyhooed burger at Bill’s Bar are greasy-grub enthusiast NYC Food Guy and, perhaps more damningly, Times critic Sam Sifton. The latter says the burger is “amazingly both crusty and underdone, underseasoned; it soaks its supermarket bun into a pulpy submission. It has no flavor. It is deeply uninteresting.” Interesting. With that, we’re going to turn our minds away from special sauce and begin to contemplate … cranberry sauce! Have a lovely Thanksgiving, folks — we’ll see you Monday.

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Earlier: Can Alan Richman’s Takedown Kill the Bill’s Burger?