Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hail to the Beef

Beer and Buns is doing crazy things to burgers in Midtown

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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
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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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