Saturday, December 1, 2007

67 Burger

After last night I didn't think I could handle any more red meat. It turns out I was wrong.

After not getting a chance to eat all day, I pulled myself away from work for a while to get out of the house and get some air. I originally thought I'd walk over to Quizno's on Myrtle, but when I passed by I decided I wasn't really in the mood for it. I walked pretty far down Myrtle, considering each restaurant I passed, but nothing really jumped out at me. I did seriously consider Maggie Brown, but I wasn't positive I really wanted a burger yet.

I did get to pop in Barking Brown for the first time, though. Cute little shop with some really nice hats. Hats kick ass.

Anyway, after walking almost all of the way to Fort Greene Park, I hung a left and walked down to Lafayette. Briefly considered Olea, but passed on that. By this point I had burger on the brain and I was heading for 67 Burger, a joint I'd never gotten a chance to go in.

I didn't have my phone or camera with me, so you'll have to forgive the lack of pictures.

Let's go over what I didn't like about 67 Burger first: this is an expensive burger joint. I got a burger - their signature "67 Burger" - fries, and a diet coke, and it ran me $15. That seems a bit steep for a burger and fries, personally. My only other complaint was that the fries didn't seem to have much, if any, salt on them, and there were no salt shakers on the table.

Ok, enough nitpicking, on to the good stuff: this is a fantastic burger. I got mine medium, and it was on the rare side of medium, which was fine with me. I usually order burgers medium unless I trust the place to do medium rare justice, and these guys have earned my trust. The 67 burger is a good size patty with bacon and blue cheese, and like all burgers comes with lettuce, tomato, and onion. It wasn't long for this world, as I pretty much inhaled it, pausing only to turn the pages of the copy of The Onion I was reading. It's a pretty messy eat, but the fries did a great job of picking up anything that dropped to the plate.

The fries were pretty great, minus my salt caveat. They weren't soggy or too greasy, and they came to the table hot enough to kill a man.

The diet coke was a diet coke.

67 Burger is awesome. Better than Five Guys? I'm not sure, but they're still really good, and much closer to me than 5 Guys, so I'm more likely to go.

Now, I really need to go run a mile or three before I kill myself with red meat. I really should've gotten a turkey burger, but whatever.

Information:

67 Burger
67 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY
718.797.7150
http://67burger.com

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3 comments:

Amy said...

Their curly fries are the best curly fries I've had anywhere, hands down. I also like how the fries come in a bucket, and the order is big enough for two to share easily.

67 Burger is one of my favorite low-key places to eat in Ft. Greene.

Brian said...

I was sorely tempted by the curly fries, and I'll definitely get them the next time I'm there.

Also an excellent point about the size of the fries order and how its served - you really only do need one order for two people, so that mitigates the cost a bit.

Dahlia said...

I had the sweet potato fries and they are amazing as well. And I agree they do a great job cooking burgers to order. I order mine medium rare, and this is the only place I've had them in the city that actually cooks them so that they look more than pale pink.