Continental / New York / Restaurants/Bars

Hard Times Sundaes

Like many vendors inside UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, Hard Times Sundaes started as a food truck.  Contrary to what their name implies, Hard Times Sundaes is all about burgers, not ice cream.  The burgers and hot dogs are what you would expect from a food truck – no frills, topped with chili, wrapped in bacon, fried.  All the best from a carnival.

Their hamburgers are of the greasy, flat top variety and can be ordered as a single, double, or triple.  The patties are small, so I recommend the double.  Then here’s the best part: all the toppings are FREE.  A cheeseburger is only $.50 more than a regular burger, which, as far as cheeseburgers go, is a nonexistent margin so I’m calling that a basically free topping.  The only other toppings they charge for are bacon and chili but everything else is fair game.  I went hog wild with caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.  I was impressed with the burger but thought it could have been slightly improved with some special sauce.  I’m not opposed to making my own by mixing ketchup and mayo together.

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