[Pigging by Wilfrid: July 2, 2012]
Commencing a Spring gallop through newcomers in the East Village burger stakes, I mentioned that after years of thin pickings, waves of new burgers kept crashing to the shore. Here's another one.
The cheeseburger is $6.00 (double it, $7.75), for which you get a chubby patty, nicely pink in the center, with fully melted American cheese, and the other usual fixings, on a potato roll. Simple. So what should drag you here?
If you like your burgers messed around, there are a few exotic alternatives. The Shop Burgers, topped with pulled pork in a sweet-ish BBQ sauce, was pronounced by my daughter the best she's ever had. And she's had a few.
She liked not only the sweet notes introduced by the topping (not for me), but correctly observed that the whole sandwich was well judged and constructed -- not too big, not too small.
Those of you older than eleven might be more drawn by a list of organic wines, many by the glass, and craft (some organic) beers. Me, I plan to go back and work my way through the ciders. All this in a simple, plain tavern setting attractively built out by the father and son owners; and indeed, if you're not hungry, this is entirely useable as a bar. Always room for another burger joint -- as long as it's a good one.
Can't see a website, but there's a Facebook page.