March 19th, 2007



So, after the convention, we really wanted meat that wasn't chicken. There's a place in our neighborhood that's been around quite a while - years, in fact, but which we've never tried. Friends of ours have, and recommended it, so we went.

It's called Burgers Bar, it's on Coney Island Ave, and, oh, my goodness.

As the name implies, it's burgers - both beef and lamb. It's also salads (the type with meat on top) and buffalo wings and chicken fingers. In other words, it's bar food. They also have a nice sized selection of sauces (garlic mayo, hot chili, sweet chili, tehina, chimichurra, ketchup, and pesto. And they define the chimichurra and the pesto.) The burgers were fresh and made to order, so not only was mine well-done, Jonathan's was medium. I had the garlic mayo, he had the chimichurra (which turned out to be fresh garlic, onion, parsley and red pepper. He loved it.) And they built them to order, too - lettuce, tomato, pickles, choice of fried or fresh onion. The only problem was that I was unable to eat more than half, and so I had the other half for lunch. Oh, poor me.

So, I'd recommend the place for the burgers. Not the service so much - it's self-serv, and all the the food beingmade to order, you had to wait and there were numbers and the numbers were called out of order. I was #90, and #91 came out first.

But the best thing were the fries - the cheeps. These were - oh, my goodness. I'm a Nathan's fan - I love thick, crinkle cut potatoes fried *dark* with both ketchup and mustard and...oh, heaven.

These were entirely different. These were hand-cut disks, ranging from 1/8" to, well, potato chips. So they weren't frozen, ever. And they were deep fried to order, and some were crunchy and some were soft, and some were even soggy, but they ony needed some salt and they were delicious. Nathan's and similar are still first, but these? Are second. I could go there just for the fries.