According to City Room, Burger Kings foray into the world of glamburgers, the Whopper Bar, opens its first New York location tomorrow at 40th Street and Seventh Avenue. But it wont be serving beer until next month (a spokesman hopes). Thats right, not even the King can finagle a liquor license in this town. As with its three other locations in Miami, Memphis, and Orlando, the flame-broiled premium dining experience will offer a Bourbon Burger made with bourbon sauce (it does not contain alcohol, according to the South Beach menu) as well as other offerings like a California Whopper topped with guac, and your choice of slightly less humdrum toppings (blue-cheese crumble, angry onions, etc.). Just dont expect elk and boar burgers, like at Fuddruckers. Even if you know youre never setting foot in here, youll want to check out the website the soundtrack may finally keep restaurants from ever using house music on their sites again.
[One Burger Bar, Hold the Beer (For Now) [City Room/NYT]