Double Cheeseburger at Petey's Burger, Astoria, Queens, New York
The Queens burger franchise Petey's has a big fan in their neighbor chef Michael Psilakis, of restaurants like Kefi. "Petey's is a great addition to Astoria," he said of their new location, "and a welcome one at that. With its speedy service and tasty burgers, fries and shakes, Petey's has quickly become a favorite in the neighborhood." One of the most approximate experiences an East Coast resident can have to the duly glorified In-N-Out Burger of the West Coast, Petey's Burger is where you want to be. Petey's adheres to that same "old fashioned" fast-food creed: quality doesn't need to be sacrificed for speed and convenience, and burgers should never be frozen. It's a restaurant built on an obsession with fries, burgers, and shakes — not quite a relic of the past, but a place with values cultivated as though they were centuries old.