A burger must be held with both hands, much like a baby and the steering wheel of a rocket. Steer the bun mouthward with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of organic burgers, sandwiches, and salads at Bareburger.
Recommended by Michelin 2012 and voted the #2 burger creators in New York by Zagat 2011, the patty pros at Bareburger elevate dining by employing earth- and community-friendly practices. Six-ounce organic morsels of bun cargo, such as beef, ostrich, elk, and lamb, are free-range, grass-fed, and bereft of hormones and antibiotics. Bourbon-sautéed mushrooms and blackened maple bacon fresh off the tree top the Big Blue Bacon decked out in apple-smoked onions, apple chutney, and melting crumbles of Danish blue cheese ($11.95). The team recommends an elk patty for the Jalapeño Express, a burger of raw red onion and pepper jack revved up with chipotle ketchup, horseradish mayo, and jalapeño relish ($10.25). Apple-smoked onions, blue cheese, and baby spinach top the portabella sandwich ($9.95), and cilantro-lime dressing paints a Mexican salad of tortilla chips, pepper jack cheese, and avocados.
Sustainable farms supply Bareburger's produce—most of which is USDA-certified organic—and biodegradable, recycled, and sustainably sourced materials compose the restaurant's tabletops, takeout containers, and servers. Craft wines and local beers flow freely alongside nearly 10 flavors of milk shakes, including pistachio, raspberry, and peanut butter chocolate ($4.95–$6.95).