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This joint is opening in Westchester soon and might be worth a try...

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kevin Oct 11, 2012 04:40 PM

The menu does sound interesting too.

http://www.humblepotato.com/

  1. PeterCC Oct 11, 2012 09:45 PM

    I've seen the construction effort over the last few months. Been waiting for them to open, to see how they compares to Umami/Counter/Hole in the Wall/etc.

    1. TonyC Oct 11, 2012 10:04 PM

      Preview is on Oct 23. Report back.

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        kevin Oct 14, 2012 08:38 PM

        Will do. Though I thought they were opening on a Friday, I'll look into it.

        When I took a look at the menu while the joint was still slightly under construction it sounded pretty darn good.

      2. lil mikey Oct 15, 2012 07:04 AM

        Looks a lot like Fukuburger.

        Fukuburger: "An all American burger with a Japanese twist."
        Humble Potato: "Americana comfort with a Japanese kick."

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          AndrewF Oct 26, 2012 10:13 PM

          Opening night. They were deep in the weeds and handing out samples of their chocolate avocado shake to appease the masses. We weren't in a rush so didn't mind the wait, and they were gracious about it, so no big deal.

          Wife got the 9-to-5 burger, I got the curry chicken meatball sandwich. Burger was very good, chicken meatballs were good, not great. Some early reviews had mentioned the curry was salty, but I thought the meatballs and curry were both a little underseasoned. Despite the wait, both sandwiches were constructed hastily. The baguette/roll for the meatballs was cold and straight out of the bag...disappointing. The cheese on the burger was tossed on the bottom and cold/not melted. Fries and spicy dipping sauce were excellent.

          All things considered, we will return. Lots of potential and right in my flavor profile wheelhouse. Fun setting, too.

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            PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 12:31 PM

            Here's my review of the day after: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875524. No crowds at 2 PM (un)fortunately(?). Battle Royale was really good. Spoke briefly with the owner and the manager and they were forthcoming on their opening night issues trying to serve the overwhelming crowds, and apologetic. I'll definitely go back.

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              kevin Oct 29, 2012 12:45 PM

              Yeah, I got a sneak peak a couple weeks back. They do seem eager to please, and the owner looks to be a first-time restaurateur with a great concept.

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                PeterCC Oct 29, 2012 12:52 PM

                Nice. How'd you score the sneak peek?

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