Jon Bloostein, owner of the Heartland Brewery restaurants, tells us that last week he reopened his fun-lovin barbecue joint, Spankys, as HB Burger. Though the dcor has been stripped down and gussied up a bit, nothing on the menu is over $9, including the house burger (a blend of flank, chuck, and prime rib), the mini-burgers (which you can see in the slideshow), the tater tots stuffed with bacon and jalapeo cheese, the sashimi-grade tuna burger with wasabi sauce and ginger slaw, homemade sodas, and the worlds smallest hot-fudge sundae (well, we should hope the latter isnt over $9). Click through for the full menu take a look at the variety of toppings and youll see Bloostein is beating the Whopper Bar to the punch.
HB Burger, 127 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-575-5848