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Ultimate Burgers and Dogs- A treasure in the old Chicory space


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Ultimate Burgers and Dogs- A treasure in the old Chicory space

CGeats | Oct 24, 2009 12:36 PM

Boy has this neighborhood ( and Brooklyn for that matter ) needed this for a LONG time. I have been a repeat customer regular of this place since they opened a few weeks ago. I was reluctant to visit given the name but one day a few weeks back I ventured into this newly opened burger joint in the space which used to be Chicory( Degraw off Clinton. ) After my first meal there I'll reconsider the name as I did have a rather ultimate burger.

I've tried the beef, turkey and vege burgers and all are perfectly done. To test their grill skills I've ordered rare, medium and medium rare and each time was given a perfect burger to call. They don't serve GIGANTIC burgers ( all too common at the "gourmet" burger joints and they don't serve sliders ( all too common at the pub grub joints ). They serve a REAL hamburger, the American classic. There are a ton of toppings and sauces to choose from. The buns are old school, doughy, small and what they should be- a burger holder. No artisan bread bs, no ciabatta bs, no toast point bs....but a hamburger bun a REAL hamburger bun. The burgers are served with chips and slaw. For an extra buck you can get tater tots ( something more restaurants need to offer). Drinks are standard fare- Boylans, no shakes, no beer.

I've been there probably 10 times and have yet to get a hot dog so I can't attest but they sure look great. A place like this doesnt need a decor or service review but its super comfy and the cooks and staff are very nice. I wish them great success. I have a feeling they are going to be swamped once the word catches on.

Its always the simple fare that is rarely pulled off to such perfection.

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