Black Iron Burger on 5th Street

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Black Iron Burger

Another contender in the neighborhood burger wars is about to appear – I’d say in another 3 weeks after judging the current state of the insides of the East Village of NYC’s Black Iron Burger Shop.

Last night, while on my way to Royale for my favorite Royale with Cheese, I spied the remodeling of the space formerly known as Bouche Bar at 540 E. 5th St. between Avenues A and B.

According to the NY Times, the owner of EU is involved:

“BLACK IRON BURGER SHOP Frank Ennis, a bartender at Raoul’s, plans to open this in the spring. It will be designed by Jason Hennings, an owner of the E.U.: 540 East Fifth Street (Avenue A).”

Some may recall the new burger hamlet’s attempt at SLA license approval at a recent Community Board 3 meeting. I’m not sure how it all ended up, but more ground beef is on its way, regardless. A small “to-go” shelf has been erected just outside the left window which will likely have a grill just behind it with hot, popping burger meat for hungry passers-by to oogle.

Burgers are the new sushi in New York City. Long live fat.


April 30th, 2008

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