In Slope, they like their burgers ‘Bare’

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It’s the biggest news for burger aficionados since Danny Meyer brought the Shake Shack to the Fulton Mall.

BareBurger — an Astoria based mini-chain promoting grass-fed meats and all natural ingredients — has opened on the corner of First Street and Seventh Avenue in Park Slope.

“We’ve had lines out the door all night long,” said owner Billy Simeonidis. “A woman told me she’s been anticipating this opening for almost six months!”

And although burgers and fries may seem like no great shakes for such a sirloin-saturated strip — Corner Burger, Cheeburger Cheeburger, and Five Guys are all nearby neighbors — this organic patty-peddler has Park Slope written all over it.

“We’re really kid-friendly,” Simeonidis said. “We have healthy menu items that children and their parents will love, like panko-breaded chicken strips and uncured hot dogs.”

Adventurous eaters will also appreciate beyond-the-beef burger options, like lamb, bison, elk, and even ostrich.

“I came specifically to try the ostrich,” said Mia Cochlin, a Carroll Street resident. “I’ve never seen it on a menu before, and it’s supposed to be really lean. It’s pretty yummy, too!”

Sustainable décor, like reclaimed bamboo floors, tables made from fallen trees, light fixtures created with utensils, and chairs constructed from exactly 111 Coca Cola bottles each — should also please the eco-friendly set.

“It doesn’t feel like your run-of-the-mill McChain with Formica tables, greasy food, and florescent lights,” said Jimmy Shelby of 11th Street. “I think this is a good addition to the neighborhood — although I think we’re set for burger joints going forward.”

BareBurger [170 Seventh Ave. at First Street in Park Slope, (718) 768-2273].

Updated 5:25 pm, July 9, 2018
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