Basement Burger Bar
It doesn’t matter what type of burger tickles your style buds, it’s a problem to stroll greater than 20 yards with out bumping right into a burger joint downtown, and the fierce competitors will solely get harder with the upcoming opening of Shake Shack subsequent week. Fairly just a few different nationwide chains have arrange store not too long ago, together with Wahlburgers. However for a style of one thing with native possession, there’s the latest location of Farmington-based Basement Burger Bar, an eatery with a broad burger menu that settled in — on the bottom floor, not underground like its downtown Farmington-based authentic location — final month on the sting of Greektown.
Basement Burger Bar
All-American Burger Mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions and further American cheese. Cheeeez Burger Mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions with American, sharp cheddar, mozzarella and pepper Jack cheese. Mushroom Burger Pesto, spring combine, tomato, Swiss cheese with grilled portabella slices. South of the Border Salsa, guacamole, bitter cream and nacho cheese. Scorching Mama Spicy ketchup, lettuce, tomato, jalapeños and pepper Jack cheese. Bacon Cheese Burger Thousand island, lettuce, tomato, sharp cheddar, apple cider smoked bacon and crispy onion straws.
Basement Burger Bar
Membership Burger Ranch, lettuce, tomato, crimson onion, Swiss cheese and apple cider smoked bacon. Tropical Burger Smoked BBQ ketchup, lettuce, tomato, crimson onion, Swiss cheese, apple cider smoked bacon and grilled pineapple. Avocado Burger Guacamole, lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese, apple cider smoked bacon and avocado. Italian Stallion Marinara sauce, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella cheese and mozzarella cheese sticks. Blue Burger Pink pepper mayo, spring combine, tomato, crumbled blue cheese, hickory smoked bacon and crispy onion straws. Cordon Blue Black forest ham, Swiss cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato.
The All American Burger made with Bison, mayo, lettuce, tomato, crimson onions, sharp cheddar, pickles, and contemporary jalape–o is served on pretzel bun and aspect of candy potato fries on the Basement Burger Bar on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Detroit. Clients have the choice to construct their very own burger. (Photograph: Salwan Georges, Detroit Free Press)
Domestically owned and operated by the Azar family, Basement Burger Bar® is devoted to offering company with scrumptious meals and distinctive service at an inexpensive worth. We maintain our menu easy so you’ll be able to create and innovate your concepts into your hand crafted palette pleaser. We deal with offering, constant, superior high quality meals and repair always. Greens and greens are all domestically sourced from respected farms to make sure they’re contemporary and flavorful. Our meals is made to order, the way in which you need it and the way in which you prefer it. Buyer satisfaction is our prime precedence, and we wish each meal to be memorable and pleasurable. With three Metro Detroit places and rising, Basement Burger Bar® is open for lunch and dinner 7 days every week – we look ahead to your subsequent go to!
UPSTAIRS (4 Story Burger!): Becoming proper in with the truth that it’s inside a film theater, every part right here is B-movie-adorable, from the brand and menu design that includes “Stunning Sandwiches!” and “Earth Shaking Sides!” to the plywood décor and tiny 4 Story Burger! toothpick flags planted in every sandwich. “The idea got here first. The identify got here second. The restaurant is on the fourth story. That actually says all of it. Individuals are in search of a hamburger with 4 patties, however that’s probably not what it’s all about. We’re on the fourth floor, and we’re geographically challenged — you need to get in an elevator and are available upstairs. However the thought was form of enjoyable as a result of it’s virtually like a film identify in that you can think of seeing a film referred to as ‘4 Story Burger.’ It’s an extension of Emagine, not separate,” explains chef Annabel Cohen.
The brand new burger spot crammed the shuttered Detroit Pub area at 1326 Brush St. The 4,700-square-foot eatery seats round 135 diners and serves 20 beers on faucet. Burger lovers can count on laminated menus that permit patrons to customise their orders in addition to a signature dishes. For many who can’t decide from the large number of toppings, the Junk Burger is loaded with seemingly every part and the kitchen sink — crimson pepper mayo, spicy ketchup, garlic mayo and smoked barbecue ketchup, lettuce, pickle, bacon, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, caramelized onions and onion straws, and nacho cheese sauce. Eater has reached out for extra particulars on the official opening. Keep tuned.
DOWNSTAIRS: Basement Burger Bar has a big menu with apps, salads, craft beer, wine, cocktails, and tons of burger selections, from protein choices together with portobello mushroom or falafel to 4 completely different buns (plus a no-bun possibility) to “themes” that provide topping mixture concepts corresponding to Italian Stallion (marinara, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella cheese and cheese sticks) or Scorching Mama (spicy ketchup, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, Pepper Jack cheese). There’s even an infinite 1-pounder that takes two 8-ounce patties and tops them with six cheeses, bacon, and extra for the worth worth of $13. “What actually makes us distinctive is the standard of meats and the model. We do bison burgers and American-style Kobe beef,” says Azar. “We didn’t invent the wheel, however I feel we provide lots of selections and hundreds of various mixtures in comparison with lots of rivals.”
UPSTAIRS: Trying to attract in each kids and adults, 4 Story affords each kid-friendly milkshakes and a full-service bar. Any of the food and drinks might be dropped at a theater seat, which means that the times of pathetic-looking sizzling canines and rubbery nachos as your solely film meal choices are over. Cohen calls the meals “downscale upscale,” mirrored within the easy sandwich selections and build-a-salad. “It’s a burger and a rooster sandwich and a salmon sandwich and a veg sandwich, and we’ve got chili and soup and salads. We’re going to do what individuals need. If individuals need rooster burgers and buffalo burgers and veggie burgers, yeah, for certain. However we wish to maintain the idea easy. There are eating places all around the nation that simply do burgers and fries. Proper? We don’t wish to make it this enormous, intensive menu. We would like it to be a spot the place in the event you really feel such as you want a burger, come on over.”
DOWNSTAIRS: Azar says standing out from the competitors round any of his three places is simple when you’ve gotten a strong idea and follow it. “I feel our burgers are distinctive, and what we’ve got to supply is totally completely different than our rivals. The standard of meat, the completely different beefs, we’re additionally vegetarian and vegan-friendly, our choices to your burger, we’ve got over 60 completely different toppings to select from,” he says. “We make over 15 spreads in home. We don’t wish to be a ketchup-and-mustard type of burger. We’re simply completely different than them.”
UPSTAIRS: So, can future 4 Story Burger! places actually be referred to as 4 Story Burger! in the event that they don’t require an elevator for entry? “I don’t suppose it actually issues ultimately. You may get greater than Buffalo wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. You’ll be able to go to Shake Shack and get greater than only a shake,” says Cohen. “Hopefully we’ll draw individuals in with the meals. As a result of connoisseur meals, or fancy meals, will not be one thing you eat each single day. You don’t exit each single night time and have lamb chops with a particular aspect dish and dessert and that form of factor. Folks eat on a regular basis meals extra typically than they do the opposite type of meals. At 4 Story, you’ll be able to nonetheless have actual meals, actually enjoyable, up to date meals, however it’s not fancy meals.”
Domestically owned and operated by the Azar family, Basement Burger Bar® is devoted to offering company with scrumptious meals and distinctive service at an inexpensive worth. We maintain our menu easy so you’ll be able to create and innovate your concepts into your hand crafted palette pleaser. We deal with offering, constant, superior high quality meals and repair always.
Greens and greens are all domestically sourced from respected farms to make sure they’re contemporary and flavorful. Our meals is made to order, the way in which you need it and the way in which you prefer it. Buyer satisfaction is our prime precedence, and we wish each meal to be memorable and pleasurable. With three Metro Detroit places and rising, Basement Burger Bar® is open for lunch and dinner 7 days every week – we look ahead to your subsequent go to!
8oz. floor beef burger loaded with selfmade crimson pepper mayo, spicy ketchup, garlic mayo and smoked BBQ ketchup, lettuce, pickle, hickory smoked bacon, mozzarella sticks, frickles, caramelized onions and onion straws, topped off with nacho cheese sauce. $11
Quick-food purveyors have lengthy since made the hamburger a ubiquitous fast meal. Lately, although, it’s been the idea of delivering high-quality meals quick that has made our burger-craving tongues sing, from addictive nationwide stars corresponding to 5 Guys and Smashburger to native locations like Moo Cluck Moo and Brome Burgers & Shakes.
UPSTAIRS: The 4 Story traditional burger is ⅓-pound of Angus beef topped with mayonnaise, mustard, butter-glazed onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato, served on a Crispelli’s seeded bun with house-made pickles. “We put together it medium to medium properly until any person asks for it in another way — I at all times ask for it medium uncommon as a result of that’s how I prefer it. Some individuals prefer it darker, I occur to love it juicy. I would like you to choose up that hamburger and have it actually drip right down to your elbows if you eat it. However we’ll do it nonetheless you prefer it,” Cohen says with amusing.