Fat Hippo Brings Burger Fondue to the LES

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Fat Hippo, a new restaurant co-helmed by chef Ten Vong (whose rsum includes stints at Yumcha, Barmarch, and Bread), is trying to open at 71 Clinton Street Wylie Dufresnes former spot as early as next week. The restaurant has already held some private events, Vong told Grub today, and hopes to open on February 13, in time for Fashion Week. The American-food menu is already posted outside the restaurant (and reproduced after the jump), and highlights include burger fondue sliders served with bacon bits, pickles, and a fondue dipping sauce and chili-and-chocolate-glazed spare ribs served with a radish-and-watermelon slaw.

APPETIZERS

Grapefruit and Feta Salad, $5
Mixed field greens, olives, spiced pecans and burnt honey vinaigrette

Pan Fried Mozzarella Balls, $6
Herb roasted tomatoes and baby arugula

Beet and Olive Tart, $7
Crumbled goat cheese and beet jam

Hot and Sour Sauted Calamari, $6
Ginger chilies, garlic lime, baby celery and crushed peanuts

House Cured Salmon, $7
Apple-fennel salad and potato latkes

Chili & Chocolate Glazed Spare Ribs, $8
Pickled watermelon and radish slaw

Shrimp Ceviche, $9
Shrimp, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, and avocado

ENTREES
Fat Hippo Burger or Veggie Burger, $8
Homemade rosemary bun, lettuce, tomato, and French fries

Duck Cuban, $11
Smoked duck breast, roast duck meat, pickle mustard greens, coconut-lime mustard and yucca chips

Burger Fondue, $10
Mini burger sliders, cheese fondue sauce, bacon bits, pickles and French fries

Authentic Maryland Crab Cake, $14
Mac n cheese, corn succotash and roasted garlic caper sauce

Free Range Turkey Meatloaf, $12
Tamarind ketchup, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole

Trailer Park Chicken Sampler, $15
Beer can roasted chicken breast, southern fried drumstick, smoked thigh meat, sauted collard greens, raisin sauce and corn bread

Grilled Marinated Pork Chop, $13
Pulled pork stuffing, bacon, sauted brussels sprouts and maple-jalapeno mustard sauce

Steak and Eggs, $15
Pan roasted hanger steak, green tomato gratin and egg toast

SIDES
Collard greens, $3
Brussels sprouts, $4
Mashed potatoes, $3
French fries, $3
Green been casserole, $3
Pulled pork stuffing, $3
Mac n cheese, $4
Corn Bread, $2

Fat Hippo; 71 Clinton St., nr. Rivington