This morning's Strong Buzz newsletter brought us information on an addition to the NYC burger landscape:
Some of you may remember Chris Russell from his days at Moomba, then Tantra, which became Sage and then closed. Chris is a good guy, but his restaurants post-Moomba sadly quickly shuttered. His latest project, set to open in November, focuses on a simple food group that has a more of a proven track record than celebrity-dusted tuna tartare—the hamburger. His joint, called brgr, will serve fresh made-to-order burgers — beef, turkey and veggie — all from all-natural, locally supplied meat and produce. You choose whether your burger is charbroiled or hot off the griddle. Beer and wine will be served, along with hand-cut fries, beer-battered onion rings and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Rockwell Group is designing the two-story space, which has 60 seats and is designed to put guests inside the kitchen, offering an all-access view to burger prep and cooking. Brgr will be located at 287 Seventh Avenue (btwn 26 & 27).
If the description proves to be true, I'll be there the first day it's open. I love exposed kitchens.
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