Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen kicks up the basic cheeseburger with a dose of Southwestern heat: roasted poblano chiles. The result is wonderful, says Jim Leff (who suggests a side of excellent, seemingly greaseless sweet potato fries). guttergourmet says this burger reminds him of a California favorite, Taylor’s Automatic Refresher.

Hounds accustomed to the real deal, at places like Bobcat Bite and Blake’s Lotaburger in New Mexico, may find Schnipper’s chile cheeseburger a tad tame. “If you’re an expat New Mexican looking for a green chile fix, Schnipper’s will disappoint,” francesb advises. “I’d try ordering it with double green, but even then, I don’t think it’s spicy enough.”

Elsewhere on the burger beat, the hound-endorsed RUB BBQ has just started making one. It’s delicious, mch reports, “like a grown up Shake Shack burger.” RUB serves hamburgers only on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m., at least for now.

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen [Hell’s Kitchen]
620 Eighth Avenue (at W. 41st Street), Manhattan

RUB BBQ [Chelsea]
208 W. 23rd Street (near Seventh Avenue), Manhattan

Discuss: Schnipper’s vs. Shake Shack (vs. Taylor’s Automatic Refresher vs. Bobcat Bite)
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Burgers at RUB?

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