Eater's original video series Deconstructed follows the creation of an incredible meal from start to finish — from the idea to the plate and every step in between. This week, we visit South Williamsburg in Brooklyn to see how the iconic burger at Diner is made.
Making the grass-fed burger available at Andrew Tarlow's Diner is truly a butcher-to-bun endeavor. The process begins at Marlow & Daughters, the butcher shop and food counter located one block south of the Williamsburg Bridge, which is also Tarlow-owned. There the meat is broken down and ground into the perfect burger blend, which is packaged and walked just down the block to Diner, a restaurant housed in the converted dining car on the corner on the corner. With a little love from the kitchen, a blanket of cheese, and a side of fries, the final product is one of the best burgers in New York City. Watch the video above to see the process from start to finish.