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Brooks Headley unveils veggie burgers at his patty pop-up

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Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo

Pastry chef Brooks Headley has created—in David Chang’s opinion—the best veggie burger ever. And on Sunday, July 20, it will be released to the burger-crazed masses at his patty pop-up, Superiority Burger, in the Lower East Side.

So what's so special about it? Before squishing his so-called masterpiece between ready-made Martin’s potato buns, Headley tops the patty with iceberg lettuce to recreate the fast-food feel. His mix of farro, barley, quinoa and brown rice is cooked risotto-style, with some ingredients overcooked and others undercooked, to create a meaty texture. Whatever the magic spell may be, it has captivated not only Chang, but Questlove and Headley’s meat-cooking comrades at Del Posto as well.

To taste-test the meatless sensation, head to 231 Eldridge St, where Headley will be serving patties from 5pm until the stock is gone. We're not sure if this pop-up will be open after Sunday, so get there early to avoid missing out. Or sleep on the sidewalk Saturday night. Or, you know, try one of Gotham's top ten burger joints. Just don't forget to tell us which is the best burger in New York!

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