Restaurateur John McDonald and chef Josh Capon, the pair behind Lure Fishbar, shift their focus from surf to turf at this gastropub. Capon's award-winning creation from the 2009 New York City Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash is on the menu here—a combination of a ground beef patty topped with American cheese, caramelized onions and bacon jam. There's also a simpler “B&B Classic,” crowned with two giant onion rings. Regardless of the toppings, it's Capon’s signature LaFrieda beef blend that stands out. The patties are fattened with marbled flat-iron steak mixed in with chuck and short rib, and the toque draws out the deep, mineral-rich flavor of the meat by swiping one side with Dijon before it hits the griddle.
Burger & Barrel
|Venue name:||Burger & Barrel||Contact:|
25 W Houston St
|Cross street:||between Greene and Mercer Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|