A few nights ago, I went out to grab a burger with my friend Ike (not his real name). Since we were practically starving for delicious burger meat, and because it’s so close to where I live, we decided to hit up Royale Bar on Avenue C near 10th Street. Ike and I sat outdoors on the covered patio, because it was still kind of warmish out (though they have heat lamps for when it gets colder, which will be any second now) and sipped a couple of thirst quenching, half-priced alcoholic beverages, because it was still Happy Hour. When our friendly waitress arrived to take our order we both chose Royale’s signature cheeseburger, the Royale with Cheese. If you’ve seen Quentin Tarrantino’s cinematic masterpiece, Pulp Fiction, you will know that “Royale with Cheese” is an inside joke, about what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese at McDonalds in France, that is shared between two characters in that film. Trivia!
At any rate, when our burgers arrived, we were not disappointed. The Royale with Cheese is a very juicy and flavorful burger topped with all of the good things from the garden that you want on a burger. The bun is also delicious. I think it costs about $7.50, not bad for a quality burger. I will be going back again.