Are you a foodie who loves burgers? Are you a fan of juicy seasoned meat patties plated on soft enriched buns served alongside fresh french fries? Yes, me too. I took it upon myself to explore the indivisible duo of Brooklyn and Manhattan to find the best spots for an exhilarating burger brunch and dinner date.
Starting from the home of the Nets, Brooklyn, NY, the growing fame of BK9 reached me and I paid a visit. BK9 is located in the heart of Brooklyn, just one block from the Barclays Center and is easily accessible by public transportation and major highways.
This restaurant has become very popular on apps like Tik Tok and Instagram, attracting tourists and residents alike. The decor is a stunning mix of vintage African American art and Roman designs that sparks a sense of modernity. The restaurant has a bar available for those of age, and every worker in the restaurant is of Haitian descent. It is encouraged to book a reservation before visiting the restaurant to ensure a divine and attentive service. The menu offers a wide variety of delicious and mouthwatering starters and entrees that appeal to adults and children alike. I went there for the infamous BK9 Burger and I was not disappointed. The burger was served with sauteed peppers and onions, cheddar and pepper jack cheese, pickled mayo, and a side of fries, priced at $18. It was heavenly. This was followed by a molten chocolate cake. Everything I ate was tasty and took me back to my Caribbean roots. The restaurant offers a wonderful drink menu that includes sorrel, my favorite. It was pricey, but worth it.
Now on to the city of skyscrapers, night lights, and that never sleeps-Manhattan, NY. I traveled down to SoHo to Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. Inspired by the old-school NYC black tap, Black Tap is a fresh, fun take on the classic burger joint, upscale but never fussed up. The decor is fun and exhilarating. The graffiti and street art exude a feeling of being young and hip again. Black Tap is keeping that timeless NYC vibe alive all over the world. Everything you see, taste, hear, and feel is fresh, fun, and familiar. This restaurant is known for its mouthwatering burgers and over-the-top milkshakes that go viral on the internet. The menu is insane! There are loads of options to choose from, including burgers that combine ingredients that I didn’t even know existed. At Black Tap, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone, so I ordered The Mulberry Street Burger. It was created with a prime beef patty, provolone, hot cherry peppers, prosciutto, soppressata, roasted garlic aioli, freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a side of sweet potato fries. It was divine and I enjoyed a wild, crazy shake called the Brooklyn Blackout. Black Tap was young and juvenile; it was truly a vibe.
Next time you stop by NYC, be sure to visit these two impeccable restaurants, and I promise you will not regret it.