The Amer­i­cas

Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - PENANG -

Amer­i­can

NEW Andy War­lord

4A Jalan Got­tlieb, Pu­lau Tikus, George Town (017 514 3253/www.face­book. com/AndyWar­lord).

This ‘gourmet’ burger stall re­cently moved from Jalan Burma and now has two lo­ca­tions – one in Pu­lau Tikus (di­rectly op­po­site New Box Cen­tre) and the other in Raja Uda. As with most burger shops, the menu is pretty ex­ten­sive. There are pork, beef, chicken and fish burg­ers from RM6 to RM15.50, and there are at least five or six com­bi­na­tions to choose from. Each patty is sand­wiched be­tween slices of an English muf­fin or a poppy seed bagel. We rec­om­mend the Beef Shaman and Fish Grunt.

Mon–Sat, 6.30pm–12mid­night. $

Hard Rock Café & Bar Hard Rock Ho­tel Pe­nang, Batu Fer­ringhi Beach, Batu Fer­ringhi (04 881 1711).

Its ubiq­uity in the form of printed T-shirts world­wide not­with­stand­ing, Hard Rock Café’s rep­u­ta­tion is, in fact, backed by the au­then­tic Amer­i­can cui­sine menu that was its orig­i­nal recipe for suc­cess – na­chos, fa­ji­tas, 10oz burg­ers and hot fudge brown­ies be­ing high­lights. The Pe­nang out­let doesn’t stray far from the Hard Rock style – com­fort­able seats with the dis­cernibly Hard Rock ec­cen­tric­ity in the fur­nish­ing, and un­sur­pris­ingly, hard rock mu­sic played by its daily live bands to com­ple­ment the wild booz­ing at­mos­phere. That said, this is ac­tu­ally a very fam­ily-friendly place to dine out. Ha­lal. Child friendly. Kids’ menu. Credit cards ac­cepted. Sun–Thu, 11.30am–2am; Fri, Sat and eve of pub­lic hol­i­day, 11.30am–2.30am. $$$

Ir­rawaddy Fine Foods

4 Jalan Ir­rawaddy (04 228 6360/ www.ir­rawad­dyfine­foods.com).

Ir­rawaddy la­bels it­self as a café and a del­i­catessen, serv­ing soups, sal­ads and sand­wiches. As Pe­nang’s first New York-style del­i­catessen, it stocks up on spe­cialty cheeses, hams, sausages, pâtes, vine­gars; at times, they also take cus­tom or­ders for gro­ceries from the UK. It’s just as good as a café; it sports a quiet, cosy en­vi­ron­ment that is ideal for spend­ing your Satur­day af­ter­noons in, with a sand­wich or a hot drink in hand. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Free park­ing. Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm. $

NEW New York Burger 723Z-G, Vanda Business Park, Yel­low House, Jalan Sun­gai Dua, Gel­u­gor (04 655 2626); 16, Jalan Ir­rawaddi, George Town (04 227 2626); 5, Union Street, George Town (04 264 2626/

www.newyorkpizza.my).

Fast-food lovers with a han­ker­ing for char­coal burger buns can ease their crav­ings at New York Burger, a sib­ling of New York Pizza at Vanda Business Park. The menu is di­vided into beef and chicken, with fancy names like Man­hat­tan Mad­ness and Yel­low Cab. If you love sky-high burg­ers, ring for a Big Ap­ple made up of dou­ble chicken pat­ties, two cheese slices, toma­toes and let­tuce – all sand­wiched be­tween crispy char­coal buns. Credit cards ac­cepted. Daily, 11am– 10pm. $

New York Pizza 723Z-G, Vanda Business Park, Yel­low House, Jalan Sun­gai Dua, Gel­u­gor (04 658 4640/www.newyorkpizza.my).

Fresh vegetables, meat chunks and thick moz­zarella cheese on clas­sic hand-tossed piz­zas are bound to have you singing ‘New York, New York’ after the first bite. The phi­los­o­phy here is ‘More than just pizza’ – you can also find pasta and chicken wings here, and on week­ends the restau­rant sends free piz­zas to old folks’ homes and or­phan­ages. Ha­lal. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Dis­abled friendly. Daily, 11am–10pm. $$

TGI Fri­day’s 1.32 & 1.A2, Gur­ney Paragon Mall, Per­siaran Gur­ney (04 228 7554); Lot GF 131 & 139, Ground floor, Queens­bay Mall, 100 Per­siaran Bayan In­dah, Bayan Lepas (04 641 3363/ www.fri­days.com.my).

The fa­mous Amer­i­can chain has good rea­son to spring up ev­ery­where around the world – it still of­fers qual­ity sta­ple Amer­i­can cui­sine such as burg­ers, chicken fa­ji­tas, na­chos, Buf­falo wings and fried mac and cheese. Fri­day’s Three for All is per­fect for groups of friends – it in­cludes Buf­falo wings, loaded potato skins, fried moz­zarella sticks and cel­ery sticks, sour cream and mari­nara sauce for dip­ping. Top it off with one of Fri­day’s shak­ers and you’ll be thank­ing God it’s Fri­day.

Ha­lal. $$$

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