Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hail to the Beef

Beer and Buns is doing crazy things to burgers in Midtown


We couldn't just sit on our hands and keep this from you.
Beer & Buns, a new "burger bar" in Midtown, is now open — and putting every conceivable kind of meat between bread.
The pièce de résistance? A $250 edible monument to excess composed of Kobe beef, foie gras sautéed in Sauternes, white truffles, and beluga caviar; all tucked between a house-made bun.
But maybe you don't want to blow the price of a single Bruno Magli loafer on a burger. For the 99 percent, there is the "D.C. White House," made from beef marinated in soy and olive oil.
Then there's sliders that don't quite count as burgers at all: lemongrass shrimp, fried grouper, tandoori chicken, Korean short ribs... you get the idea. It's a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? of global flavors.
Oh, we almost forgot about the beer. With only 20 bottles, you don't have a ton of options, but they are as international as the sliders: Brazil's dark Xingu, Bellhaven Black Scottish Stout, Chang lager from Thailand... you get the idea.

Good luck figuring out what pairs best with your foie. 

Beer & Buns beerandbuns.com
The Court Hotel, 130 E. 39th St. (Lexington Ave.), Midtown
(212) 592-8888

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Subway: 4/5/6/7 to Grand Central
Scene: Sleek and chic, unlike your usual burger go-to.
Nearby: Salvation Taco; Num Pang; Murray's Cheese

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