Hudson Valley Burgers 2011 Review: The Daily Planet, LaGrangeville, NY
The Daily Planet in LaGrangeville, NY
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a big, beefy burger named after a pop culture reference! This family-friendly diner likes to have fun with menu item names, and while it’s a casual place to grab a bite, that doesn’t mean the kitchen skimps on quality. Select from a variety of certified Black Angus patties. Maybe you’re on a first date and need to channel your inner cool-guy: Order the Fonz Burger ($5.50) — cheese, lettuce, tomato, Bermuda onions, pickles, and a “secret sauce.” Or confuse the kids with Seinfeld jokes all night and try the Kramer Burger ($6.25), which comes topped with avocado, tomatoes, Monterey jack cheese, lettuce, and chipotle aïoli (when they ask “Jerry, who?” just yell back, “Serenity now!”)
For a leaner cut, Dances with Burger ($5.75) is a low-fat, low-cholesterol bison burger, simply dressed with lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun. Swap French fries for sweet potato fries as a flavorful side.