Place: National Coney Island
Location: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI
Burger: Classic Detroit Burger
Ingredients: American cheese, lettuce, tomato
After a 14 hour flight from Seoul, I was tired and hungry. I had a nearly five hour layover in Detroit's surprisingly lovely international airport. Halfway through, the stomach began to rumble and I thought this would make for another excellent road trip edition of The Burger Gourmet.
Nestled in the middle of one of the terminals was National Coney Island. It looked like a diner had been transplanted into the airport and the fourth wall was removed. Thinking back on it, it was like a hybrid of the diner from Seinfeld and the bar from Cheers. It was a great place to sit down during mid travel and have a burger.
The Classic Detroit Burger was as the name implies, a classic. It has the traditional ingredients for a burger: lettuce, cheese, and tomato. The patty was full of flavor and juicy. It didn't do anything special with any extra ingredients and it didn't need to. It was a solid, tasty burger and perfect to recharge my batteries. So, if you ever find yourself in Detroit's international airport, make sure to stop by National Coney Island.
On the side:
An almost overwhelming helping of delicious onion rings.