Update: Since publishing this blog post, AWOL Eatery has sadly closed :(
Last weekend, I moved from my first post-grad apartment, which I lived in for 2 years, to my first "real" apartment. I don't say "real" because the rent is nauseatingly higher (though that definitely contributes to the authenticity of a NYC apartment - like, are you even a real New Yorker if you don't complain about rent costs?), but because I now actually have space for that Hovet mirror I've been yearning for for the past 3 years, I have room in my room to build out an #urbanjungle, and I no longer have to walk 15-20 minutes to get to a subway stop or to some bomb ass #eeeeeats.
On move in day, we did what normal 20-somethings would do, and didn't hire a moving service, instead enlisting the help of a couple friends to handle the heavy stuff. "It's fine," we said, "we can just make runs back and forth for the lighter things and be done in 3 hrs tops," we said. LOL 🙄
Anyway, we were maybe a quarter of the way through our move and had forgotten to eat lunch, so we got that sudden and harsh onset of extreme hunger and fatigue. After putting it off to move/unpack even more, it was finally time for a real meal. We spent another 20 min looking around for places with good burgers, but then I found A.W.O.L Eatery, and we decided to give it a go.
I'm a burger gal if I do say so myself, and like pizza, it's pretty hard to find a burger I don't like, but damn, A.W.O.L (which stands for "All Walks of Life") was definitely on another level. Not only that, but the design and aesthetic of this place was 💯 - With black and white tiling, some serious greenery, a dope playlist (think: Kelela, Blood Orange, Empress Of), and outdoor seating, your 'gram feed will be just as satisfied as your stomach is.
- 💰 Meal will likely cost between $25-$40 per person (including tip)
- 👕 Trendy but casual
- 👥 Could be cool for a date and is perf for brunch/lunch with friends
- AWOL Burger ($16)
- Avocado Fries ($8)
- Lobster Mac & Cheese ($16)
- A glass of Rosé
Check it out: @awoleatery on Graham btwn Metropolitan and Devoe