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The Second Avenue Subway is getting its own burger

5 Napkin Burger is welcoming the train line the New York way.

The opening of the Second Avenue Subway will mean losing one of our favorite punchlines. But whenever life in this city can suck just a little bit fewer eggs for a large group of people, the rest of us can make do.

That's about to happen at noon on Jan. 1, when the Q train extension to 96th Street opens. In honor of this decades-long project finally being finished, 5 Napkin Burger is introducing the Q Burger: an Angus beef patty flavored with knockwurst spices, topped with pastrami, gruyere cheese, braised sauerkraut and deli mustard on a pretzel bun. The German influence is a nod to the Upper East Side neighborhood, which was once a hub of Eastern European immigrants.

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The burger will be available beginning Jan. 1 at all 5 Napkin restaurants for the entire month. And if you swing by their 70th Street location during opening week, they'll be serving free coffee or hot chocolate and a Schmackary’s cookie to kick off your new commute (Jan. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 2-6, 7-9:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.).

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