In one area of the Bronx, there is the Murder Burger at the First Way Deli. The Times Alan Feuer investigates the meaning behind the name of this intimidating burger: "Half a pound of ground beef mixed with bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, adobo spice mix, milk, eggs and a dash of Accent seasoning cooked to succulence atop the skillet and served on a kaiser roll with onions, relish and secret sauce." Possibilities for the name:
- The deli's former owner was a killer, so later owners created this "burger homage."
- There was a killing outside the deli during the 80s.
- The burger is so good, it's murder: One customer tells Feuer, "You know how some people say, `Man, that's bad,' when they really mean it's good? Well, it's the same thing here. These burgers are so big and so good they kill you. You eat a Murder Burger and it murders you." Another says, "It kills your hunger."
The Murder Burger, plus an order of French fries and a 20-ounce drink, costs $4.25. Damn, that's cheaper than the Corner Bistro's Bistro burger, but the Corner Bistro is so conveniently located. And there's bacon. Mmm...bacon.