Tuesday, July 3, 2012

the ABCs of keepin' it real

Maybe you don't do twitter or maybe you're not as addicted to burgers as I (low iron or something?), but as of July 1, Ace Burger Co, A Brooklyn Warehouse Joint, opened their doors to the burger lovin' public. (And how very fitting that this post follows my last blog post about Brooklyn. Mad love.) Sure they still have a bit of work to do, had yet to print the menus, and the website is still a work in progress. But did we care? Hells no. We were there for the burgs. Well, that and to support our local biz.

Taking over the kitchen of Gus's Pub, Ace is bringing back the ol' school take-out burger bar with a small menu of burgers, fries, poutine, and classic sodas.  While they're not offering a long list of so called gourmet toppings, their menu consists of creatively designed burgers built upon the foundation of fresh, local ingredients. With tastes for all, you can choose between the classic beef, the souped up classic with PEI old cheddar and Brothers back bacon, Asian pork, fried clam, jerk chicken, lamb, or vegetarian. We clearly went classic because it seemed fitting for the ol' school feel of the joint. Merely waiting minutes for our order, it was a mad dash to the car to get our eat on while on the road to the beach.

yup, that's my lap!
One bite and we were transported to burger heaven. With frisee lettuce, dill pickle, crispy fried onions, dijonnaise, and a patty so juicy and seasoned so perfectly, this burger easily stands alone without cheese or bacon. Did I really just say that?!  Hot damn, now that's a burger. Combined with real fries salted perfectly and some classic sodas, this was exactly what I want out of a burger bar. Non of that processed, frozen crap other burger joints pass off as food. I imagine back in the day this was what burger bars were all about. Real, local, fast, and delicious. Props to Brooklyn Warehouse for keepin' it real.  (Oh, I did try a bite avec ketchup as evidenced in my pic but it's just as awesome without.)

With several other inventive burgers on the menu, no doubt we'll be back soon. It may actually be a problem that it's down the street.

Their site's not up yet but I suggest you bookmark that shit!