Like fairies, hamburgers are famously difficult to photograph because they can take thousands of forms and wear a variety of sauces. Sample mythic fare with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a burger meal for two at Black Iron Burger Shop (up to a $40 value). The meal includes the following:
- Two burgers (up to a $9 value each)
- Two sides (up to a $4 value each)
- Two beers (a $7 value each)
Black Iron Burger Shop’s chefs craft savory stacks of burgers to anoint with a variety of toppings. Patty-making professionals spice buns up with chili, pepper jack cheese, and jalapenos to construct the Black Jack burgers ($9), and Black and Blue burgers ($8), disguised with Cajun seasoning and blue cheese, sneak into mouths to tickle unsuspecting taste buds. Feel free to spurn meat for falafel burgers ($6), and unite the Mediterranean specialty with devout American sidekicks such as onion rings ($4), baked beans ($3), or fried baseball. Reservoirs of beer ($7) await, ready to extinguish pesky thirst pangs.
Black Iron Burger
Wrought-iron fixtures, refurbished lamps, exposed light bulbs, and other reclaimed materials forge a cozy, familiar vibe at Black Iron Burger Shop. The decor's worn edge, however, is at odds with the smooth, clean chrome surface of the diner's Keating Miraclean griddle. This pristine grilling machine chars all-natural patties molded from chuck, short rib, and brisket. The result is a menu of burgers such as The Black Iron, with horseradish cheddar, caramelized onions, and 8 ounces of beef. Diners can customize their burgers by adding avocado, spicy mayo, blue cheese, and other toppings. Craft beer selections wash down meals, and rich shakes ditch straws in favor of spoons for scooping up an icy consistency that New York magazine praises as "particularly velvety."
540 E 5th St.
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