Wylie Dufresne’s Favorite Burger Joint Has Closed

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Closed, just days before the JBFA.

Just a few months ago, Wylie Dufresne told Grub Street that he mourned his James Beard loss at Fresh-N-Fast on East 23rd Street. "Their burgers are awesome. On the night of the James Beard Awards, I went in my tux and had a burger alone." Sadly, his place of comfort has closed, which raises the question: where might the Susan Lucci of the James Beard Awards ("I've yet to win anything, ever") situate himself this year?