Downtown bar offers a real ‘Resolution Breaker’
BY ALEX MITCHELL
No New Year’s resolution is safe
from this concoction.
Clinton Hall now has a whopping
burger, smushed between two
grilled cheese sandwiches with crispy
pickles and even more that’s appropriately
called “The Resolution Breaker.”
Though, it’s not just any cheese on that
burger — Clinton Hall partnered with the
famed Murray’s Cheese, which will also
be offering the burger at its bar.
The cheese grilled up on this titan of a
burger is a grandiose blend of Murray’s
mac & cheese mix, with gouda, and fontina
stirred in as well.
So naturally, the Resolution Breaker
debuted on Monday, Jan. 20, which is not
only Martin Luther King Jr. Day but also
National Cheese Lovers Day.
The Resolution Breaker was created
by Clinton Hall’s executive chef, Darryl
The Resolution Breaker.
Harmon — a man who’s no stranger to
a ‘go big or go home’ approach when it
comes to food.
“In the past we’ve experimented with
donut grilled cheeses and so much more
and this was something we wanted to do
and have fun with for national cheese
lovers day,” Harmon explained at his
So, what does the Resolution Breaker
Putting it simply, that burger is all the
best parts of a diner-like meal put in to one.
Harmon’s special seasoning on the
burger, along with the pickles give the
burger some texture contrast from the
plethora of gooey cheese to give the Resolution
Breaker quite the savory crunch.
After smashing down the two grilled
cheeses, sinking your teeth into this one is
a true ‘love at first bite’ sensation.
If you manage to reach one of the
burger’s ends, there is no dry, little bit of
bun left as many burgers tend to be guilty
of. Oh no, you just bite into a grilled
cheese if that is to happen.
“I don’t even know how many calories
is in that thing,” Harmon said.
This Clinton Hall and Murray’s Cheese
collaboration will stay on menus until
Valentines Day, so while you have some
time to try it, the clock is ticking on the
Resolution Breaker’s existence.
Here’s some advice on what to do after
scarfing one of these down: walk home
instead of taking the train, run a 5K the
next day, compete in a triathlon, etc. You
might burn half of the calories off that
It’s hard not to be cheesy with a subject
matter such as this, but some readers that
don’t stomach dairy might be intolerant
of those jokes.
Clinton Hall, 90 Washington St.,
Lower Manhattan. 212-363-6000.
Open 7 days a week, Monday - Wednesday,
11:30 a.m.-midnight; Thursday
- Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. clintonhallny.
Ring in the Lunar New Year at these great events
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Lunar New Year is right around the
corner. To celebrate the year of the
rat, which is said to be associated
with wealth, cleverness and likability,
several places throughout the city will
be holding events to ring in the new year.
Here are a few ways that you can celebrate
the Lunar New Year throughout
21st New Year Firecracker
Ceremony and Cultural
Grand Street in Sarah D. Roosevelt
11 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 25
Kick off the Lunar New Year with a literal
bang by enjoying a dazzling display of
firecrackers. The event will also have food
and craft vendors as well as giveaways.
Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce
Lunar New Year Parade
Shadow Theater Workshops:
The Art of Chinese
China Institute in America, 40 Rector
2 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 26
Learn the art of shadow puppetry
while exploring China’s history, folklore
and more at this event in Manhattan. Chinese
Theatre Works artists will introduce
participants to shadow puppetry and lead
them in designing and building their own
shadow figures. This workshop is available
to all ages and skill levels from ages
6 and up. Tickets start at $10.
Pearl River Mart at Chelsea
75 9th Avenue
3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 26
Chelsea Market’s Pearl River Mart is
pulling out all the stops for this year’s Lunar
New Year. Stop by and enjoy ribbon
dances, book signings, dumpling tastings
and so much more! Entrance is free.
New York Philharmonic’s
Lunar New Year Concert
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center
7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28
The New York Philharmonic is putting
on a special concert to ring in the Lunar
New Year. Concert-goers can enjoy Zhou
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHELSEA MARKET
Tian’s “Gift” and the New York Premiere
of Texu Kim’s ping pong–inspired “Spin-
Flip.” Tickets start at $45.
212 - 254 - 1109 | www.theaterforthenewcity.net | 155 First Ave. NY, NY 10003
Potters Wheel by Gina Russell Tracy
January 2 - January 26, Tix $12
Thur - Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
Pow Wow and Dance Concert
January 24 - February 2, Tix $18
Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 3PM
Brocade by Robert E. DiNardo
January 30 - February 16, Tix $18
Thur - Sat 8PM, Sun 3PM
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