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Oct 9, 2008 06:45 AM

Plywood report:Hamburger Creations 8th street

With a nod to Eater, I'm making a "plywood" report. In what was a lousy pizzeria spot for years on East 8th street across the street from Rickshaw Dumpling is opening a place called "Hamburger Creations". They have a cool burger logo and the slogan "simply delicious" on the sign. anybody know what the deal is? Adam Kuban of AHT (A Hamburger Today) perhaps?

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  1. Oops! I shoulda checked AHT. Adam is on the job but no info yet. I live around the corner and will scout.

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    1. re: guttergourmet

      Opening today. Saw the menu-anything and everything you can imagine on a burger. Looks reasonably priced. Milkshakes are offered. Also the requisite turkey and salmon burgers (yuch), hot dogs, satay, shish kebob, hot dogs, salads and anything else you can think of. Hope they remember how to make a regular cheeseburger. Will report back.

      1. re: guttergourmet

        Actually opening delayed until the 28th. Had to satisfy myself with Hildebrandt's 8.5 oz in the meantime (L.I.)

        1. re: guttergourmet

          OK-finally gonna scoop AHT. (Sorry Adam Kuban and Nick Beef Afficionado). Grand opening today. Cute green and white place. Nice bunch of young greek guys. Had a double swiss cheeseburger. Came back a couple hours later for two mini cheeseburgers and a chocolate shake. Liked the atmosphere. Reminded me of a burger version of Artichoke Pizza. They are still working out the bugs. Only a single mixer for the shakes, no chocolate syrup. But Sedutto ice cream made for a better than average shake. The double swiss cheeseburger was good. Superior to say Five Guys. Very hefty. Although they asked for temperature preference, one paddy was medium and the other medium rare. I believe they are grilled and not griddled. Choice of cheeses (blue, provolone, etc.) but they charge extra. Unlike Nick, I really liked the brioche buns (on both regular and minis) though the bun to meat ratio was too much bun. My only complaint was that they don't have pickles, ketchup is served on the side in a plastic container and all burgers come with tomato, shredded lettuce and a "secret" sauce ("Russian dressing?). I live a few blocks from Paul's, Veselka, Silver Spurs, Cozy Soup-n-Burger, Stand, a stone's throw from Stoned Crow, can walk easily to Fanelli's, Molly's, Corner Bistro, Shorty's .32, Back 40, Black Iron Grille, Market Table, Rare, Daddy-O's, BRGR but...on a block where the only other choice for a burger is Johnny (blech) Rocket's, I think Burger Creations is a welcome addition to the burg. Hey Adam-need a new freelance writer for AHT or Slice?

          1. re: guttergourmet

            How does one make a choc. shake w/out syrup? How does Stoned Crow's compare to Veslka's boiguh?

            1. re: sing me a bar

              As I said, the lack of chocolate syrup was a lack of opening day preparation which was mitigated by the Sedutto ice cream used in the shake. Stoned Crow is a Corner Bistro clone (right down to the chef) and is therefore without peer. Veselka is a strange animal -huge flat giant paddy and even bigger bun flame grilled cheese barely melted all of which shouldn't work but somehow result in one of the best unorthodox burgers I've ever had. And Veselka makes a wicked chocolate egg cream to boot.

              1. re: guttergourmet

                I'd love to hear more feedback about this place. Has anyone else tried it?

                1. re: jackieparis

                  A year later my wife and daughter are addicted to the mini-burgers. They will customize any burger and cook it to temperature request over a flame grill. Vastly superior to Five Guys.