The burger’s disk-like shape is essential to both its appetizing appeal and topping-holding function, much like easy-to-lick ice-cream cones and easy-to-throw pepperoni frisbees. Snag satisfying flavors with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers and pub fare at The Mad Donkey Beer Bar & Grill in Queens.
A testament to the lasting union of ground beef and bun-shaped bread, The Mad Donkey sates appetites with an eclectic menu of burgers and munchables. Dive into a flock of their Monster wings, which, like parade floats and large-print nursery rhymes, are pleasantly oversize ($8.95). Next, tackle one of their 10 signature sandwiches ($5.95–$13.95) or a customizable burger ($10), a half-pound patty that arrives with your choice of two toppings ($1 for each additional topping). Bold patrons may brave the one-of-a-kind Donkey Mess, a layer of fries bedecked with a 6-ounce cheeseburger, topped with mash potatoes, squashed with a 1/4-pound chili dog, seasoned with the adventurous spirit of Davey Crockett, and garnished with a chicken finger and onion rings ($18).