The cheeseburger, a national icon, was originally depicted on America's flag, but then ravenous civilians began interrupting military exercises to stuff the Stars and Stripes into their mouths. Get your fix of classic American eats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of diner fare and two sodas or adult beverages at Crosstown Diner in the Bronx (up to a $61.98 total value).
Father-and-son duo Peter and Bill Tsibidis pepper Crosstown Diner's broad menu with ingredients hand-picked weekly from farmers' markets, featuring a cheeseburger that the New York Daily News deemed among the city's top three in 2011. Taste buds tingle and occasionally faint in the presence of celebrity burgers ($6.99+) such as the famously fresh open-faced cheeseburger, a build-your-own delectable, or one of the diner's 11 specialty burgers. Chefs salute the restaurant's Greek heritage in chicken athenian, a breast stuffed with spinach and feta ($15.99), and glasses of wine (a $5.29 value) toast nine specialty pasta dishes tossed in velvety sauces ($9.99–$19.99). Two country eggs team up with Eire's finest bacon or sausage to rout out hunger in the irish breakfast ($8.39), and pancakes as fluffy as clouds stuffed with teddy bears assemble outfits of red velvet batter, bacon bits, and bananas ($8.99) to attract forks.
Chrome sheaths big windows and mirrors, and etched glass divides sections inside Crosstown's gleaming diner, which stays open for 24-hour feasting Thursday–Saturday.
2880 Bruckner Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10465