Burgers are the Cadillac of sandwiches, with smooth, classic bun lines and a massive, American-made BEEF-8 beneath the soft, delicious hood. Peel out on your taste buds with today's deal: for $8, you get $16 worth of burgers, sandwiches, shakes, and more at Corner Burger, a café located three blocks from the 4th and 9th D, N, and R trains in Park Slope.
Pop into the aptly named diner at the corner of 5th Avenue and 6th Street and give a menu a quick glance before digging in. Assemble a meal with Corner Burger's three-step fare factory, beginning with a veggie, turkey, or beef patty ($6.50 each), layering your selection with one of eight cheeses ($0.75 apiece) and slapping a topping and dollop of sauce on before calling it dinner (nine toppings $0.50–$1.25, six sauces gratis). Sidestep the manufacturing with a signature burger such as the Slope burger (cheddar, bacon, and onion rings, $9.25), an all-beef chili-cheese dog ($4.50), or a brand-new, north-of-the-border addition to Corner Burger's menu—Montreal poutine. Have a classic poutine (fries, cheese curds, and classic gravy, $6.50) to form a frame of reference, or innovate with a poutine cochon: fries, cheese curds, pulled pork, and warm barbecue sauce ($7.50). Finish up with an old-school chocolate shake ($5) or an old-school adult shake (Brooklyn lager, $5).
Corner Burger's Park Slope location is conveniently close to the 4th Avenue and 9th Street station and spank in the middle of the chic 5th Avenue shopping district. Stop in for a power lunch during an afternoon of commercial conquest, or head over with a Canadian friend to share a geographically inappropriate yet savory meal.
Corner Burger was written about in the Brooklyn Paper this year for starting the poutine revolution in Park Slope. Eighty-two percent of 46 Urbanspooners recommend Corner Burger, and Yelpers gave it a 3.5-star average:
- Poutine? That literal mess of French fries, gravy and cheese curds that is both a national joke and a national dish in Canada? Yes, Quebecois line up for it in the cold. But will Brooklynites? They should. – Gersh Kuntzman, Brooklyn Paper
Burgers get a creative spin at Corner Burger. The family-friendly eatery's long list of specialty burgers includes choices like the Soprano burger, a half-pound burger topped with prosciutto, provolone, and roasted red pepper on a toasted garlic bun. The Carolina burger gets topped with sweet pulled pork, and the Texas gets a fried egg and pepper jack cheese. Diners can also build their own burger, choosing from turkey or veggie selections along with the standard beef patty. To make it a meal, diners can choose from fried pickle chips, waffle fries, and housemade onion rings. And while burgers might be in the name, diners should also try Corner Burger's other specialty: poutine, which includes layers of french fries, fresh cheese curds, and gravy. And that's just the classic. Other poutine options toss in goat cheese or feta, or pulled pork and barbecue sauce.