This fall, Park Slope will be the home of a new burger joint when 4th Ave’s Root Hill Cafe expands its business to include Root Hill Burger. In an absolutely (not) shocking, (nor) unexpected move, they will serve unique, signature burgers. These burgers will be made from meats and cheeses with names that make them sound more important than the kind you put on your own grill during a barbeque.
I kid (OK, only a little). I am a fan of sausage and lamb patties, which are the centerpieces of two of the nine burgers that Root Hill will be serving up. They will also serve beer, wine and kombucha on draft for you more adventuresome boozers. During the warmer months there will be outdoor seating. And we all know how much people in Brooklyn love eating outdoors.
But this begs the question: does Park Slope need another burger joint? We have joints that try and cater to food snobs, like Corner Burger, Bareburger and Burger Bistro. Then there are places like Flipsters and Five Guys that crank out classic burgers for a quick bite. Not to mention the countless diners and restaurants that all offer their own take on what’s really one of the most simple culinary concepts of all time.
Isn’t it time to just stop the madness?
Probably not. Arguing that a neighborhood can have too many burger joints is like arguing that it can have too many pizzerias or too many places to buy morning coffee: you would be wrong. My argument mostly stems from the fact that these are awesome things and almost everyone likes them. Since you can rarely go wrong with a burger, it’s important to have as many options as possible so you never have to worry about getting to one quickly.
But tell me what you guys think -- you know you want to.
Posted by: Roshow | Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7:00AM