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makalooti Aug 20, 2009 05:58 AM

Is there anywhere in the city to get a not-grade F version of fast food favourites like a Big Mac, Whopper, McChicken etc?

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    notsochubbychubette Aug 20, 2009 11:38 AM

    so you're looking for a burger with l/t and special sauce?

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      Hinterlander Aug 21, 2009 01:02 AM

      Just not getting this one at all.

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        thomas64 Aug 21, 2009 01:18 AM

        There are a lot of good burger places in New York. Just check the boards for suggestions - the subject has many posts.

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          makalooti Aug 23, 2009 06:35 PM

          I'm looking for a place that makes their own version of a sandwich such as a Big Mac...i.e. sesame seed bun, thousand island special sauce, shredded lettuce etc. It is very specific, not just a burger.

          I think this is a very common practice ("our version of a whopper") and I'm sure there must be at least one place in New York that does this, not sure why everyone is being so dismissive.

          I like the taste of a big macs but don't want to eat gross meat.

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          1. re: makalooti
            il Trifulau Aug 24, 2009 02:49 AM

            No self-respecting NYC restaurant models their burger after a "Big Mac, Whopper, McChicken etc".

            So, no, it's actually not a "very common practice" at all.

            Bizarre.

            1. re: il Trifulau
              NellyNel Aug 24, 2009 08:04 AM

              Maybe it's common practice where the OP comes from

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            davisready Aug 24, 2009 08:05 AM

            I have definitely seen places that do their own version of the Big Mac. Unfortunately, I have never heard of any in NYC.

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              NellyNel Aug 24, 2009 08:31 AM

              I'd be very happy to taste a gourmet version of a BM!
              And actually, Top Chef finalist Stefan Richter has exactly that on his menu at his new restaurant in Santa Monica - it's called "tastes like a big mac" !!!!!!
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/644411

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              davisready Aug 26, 2009 09:16 AM

              There's a recipe on this site, if you care to make one at home.

              http://www.chow.com/recipes/11930

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