A famous person once said, “I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you. Don’t need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo. By the way, by the way, you do things to my body. I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you”. Always a joy listening to this one in the car with the kids around (rolling eyes smiley goes here). I knew that I was starving before I tasted this burger. Well, I wasnt literally starving, but it was a solid notch above first world hunger kind of starving. And while I didnt quite get the zoo when I visited William Vale’s second floor terrace (or is it third), I did envision butterflies roaming around there in the spring. And yes, it did things to my body. Wonderful things! Followed by guilt, despair, and total loss of hope in humanity (especially after the elections).
Maybe I should have just stopped with a single patty. Did I really need a double? And instead of plain waffle fries, did I really need the porn name sounding “Dirty Dipper”, covered with spicy, gooey, wonderful cheddar and scallions? Yes, I needed all those things. Raise your hand if you are tired of your partner’s “Do you really need that?” every time you reach for a dark chocolate? Do you REALLY need that diamond ring?
The Mister Dips burger, sold from a parked Airstream trailer, is as solid as a Shake Shack burger can get (yes Shake Shack is is now officially the “Bounty” of burgers). The flavor profile is spot on, and the price is right. Coupled with the dirty Waffle Fries, and.. watch out Shake Shack, there’s a new bounty in town. You know things are going well when you forget to drink your beverage while eating. But that’s not all. The park, terrace, Low Line, or whatever they want to call it, is a stunner. A “chuppah” of colorful patio furniture, overlooking lower midtown Manhattan, with grassy hills to boot. Gorgeous views, especially once you ignore the construction in between. Did I mention the speakers blasting gangsta rap and 80’s in the background? So check it out, along with a well earned bathroom break at the new William Vale, before the mister shuts its Dips for the season.
111 N 12th St (Williamsburg. William Vale Promenade)