Photos by David Allen
Wahlburgers — co-owned by actor Mark Wahlberg and his two brothers Donnie, of New Kids on the Block fame, and Paul, a chef — opened its second location in New York City on the Upper East Side at 1633 Second Ave.
Paul Wahlberg still remembers the smell of his Dad’s BBQ grill and the big pot he used to fry up their homemade French fries. It’s the casual comfort food from his childhood that he still loves best. In hopes of sharing some of these favorite recipes, Paul got together with his family and partners to create a comfortable, friendly restaurant that would appeal to every generation. Of course, one of his favorite foods has always been burgers and there are plenty of them at Wahlburgers along with a few creative spins on fun side dishes from his past.