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Dec 16, 2006 02:40 AM

Bar Minnow is now Brooklyn Burger Bar

I walked by today just as the sign was going up. Does anyone know anything about this place. Is it owned by the same chef as Bar Minnow?

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    1. Where? I'm still looking for a good Bkln bar burger.

      1. 7th Ave. & 9th St.
        Hope it's better than Bar Minnow.

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        1. re: Woodside Al

          "Hope it's better than Bar Minnow."

          Well, that's not setting the bar especially high.

          My cynical side says that their burger specialization is a calculated move that reeks of trendiness. BLT Burger, the latest outpost of the BLT empire, opened up at the end of October and there are more high end burger joints on the way. According the the NY Times -

          BRGR and Stand, new luxe burger places, are about to open in million dollar venues. Last year it was BBQ joints, this year it's burgers.

          For what it's worth the South Slope is not exactly a burger wasteland. The burger at Bar Toto (11th St & 6th Ave.), served on a warm panini roll, is outstanding. Johnny Mack's, on 12th St. and 8th Ave., does an excellent traditional bar burger that comes with a giant portion of very good fries. Both those places are no secret - they do great business and are worth a visit.

        2. I felt the burger at Bar Toto was woefully underseaoned. Johnny Mack's is good and so is Bonnie's on Fifth.

          I hope this isn't some trendy $14 burger bar...but it probably will be to justify the high rent for that corner. Oh well.

          Anyone know when it opens?

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