This past weekend, the Mister and I were craving different cuisines for lunch - he wanted a burger and I wanted Asian. Thankfully, Uncle Sam's came to the rescue - no not the American taxation icon, but the Beijing-based burger joint that just opened its first location in New York City earlier this year. Serving American style comfort foods (like fries and shakes) combined with Asian flavored burgers, Uncle Sam's brings a creative and exotic twist to all-American fast food cuisine.
When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to see the upscale modern decor and overall cleanness of the place (given this is a fast food joint, we were expecting something more grungy). There was plenty of seating and even a large booth that looked like it could have come straight from a fine dining resto.
|Beijing Samwich; Tater Tots; Sweet Potato Fries|
|Dim Sum Burger; Coconut Banana Shake; Sweet Potato Fries|
While slightly pricier than a McDonald's or Wendy's, the food at Uncle Sam's is more creative, interesting and higher quality (plus you have a better chance of not being harassed by a bum at the next table over). So the next time I have an Asian American craving, I will for sure head back to Uncle Sam's to try more items on the menu!
307 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Cuisines: Asian American fusion