Enjoy Munday Any
Day Of The Week
By Brian Rafferty / firstname.lastname@example.org
You might think that a
burger joint on Main Street in Huntington just off New York
Avenue wants to be something more the adult re-imagining
of a childhood classic. But Peter Pan must make Mundays
his home away from home, because this is a place that clearly
refuses to grow up and we are all the better for it.
Stopping in on a recent early afternoon a Monday, in
fact there were groups of families waiting for tables
but I was able to sneak in and sidle up to the counter. My
server was offering me a menu before I could even get my coat
off and I had already been told what to order first, so without
batting an eye I asked for a black and white.
For those of you who do not know what Im talking about,
you may have lived a very sheltered youth; its simply
a vanilla shake with chocolate syrup the best shake
And Mundays does it just right, taking time in the mixer
not the hooded version you see all over the place these
days, but the old-fashioned kind that you stick the stainless
steel cup up into and they make sure that it is thick,
yet drinkable through a straw. The overflow from the glass
in which it is served is handed to you alongside in a small
What else could be the perfect accompaniment to the shake
but the burger? In this case it was a true patty melt ($6.95),
served medium rare with grilled onions and American cheese
on rye bread. The burger was divine; it was still a bit pink
inside, had a great sear on the outside and had just the right
amount of juices that your fingers get wet, but the liquid
doesnt run down your arm.
The side of onion rings was also a delight, with whole rings,
batter-dipped and fried to a crisp ($3.95 extra with the burger).
And yes, Mundays has plenty of options beyond the burgers,
and they all sound great: the Barbecue Beef Sandwich ($8.95),
the Grilled Bratwurst Sandwich ($9.95) and the Grilled Tuna
Special ($10.95) clearly stood out, and I cant wait
to go back on a Wednesday night when beer batter Fish and
Chips are offered. You can also check back in on Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday nights for Meatloaf, Turkey and Pot Roast, respectively.
Getting in early? These guys also have one of the best and
fastest breakfast counters in town. Check it out, and enjoy.
259 Main Street,
Atmosphere: Friendly, fast-paced, old-fashioned
Range: Low to Medium
Hours:Mon. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Wed;
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thu & Fri;
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat;
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun