Food Fight Adds More Aspirational Burgers and Mini-Cupcakes to Macdougal Street

Photo: Daniel Maurer

Minetta Tavern’s burger is no longer the new kid on the block. Yesterday, Danny Omari opened Food Fight, specializing in mini-burgers similar to the ones he served at Upstairs (the defunct lounge above his restaurant Café Bari) for $23 for three. Rest assured these are a lot cheaper, and though Omari isn’t giving up French Culinary Institute alum Uri Vidman’s recipe, he says they consist of “different parts of beef that are more high-quality.” In fact he goes so far as to say, “If you compare a Kobe burger at a high-end restaurant, I don’t even think it comes close.” The fries are double-battered for extra crispiness, and the sauces (including a signature blend that’s similar to 1,000 Island dressing) are homemade. For dessert: mini-cupcakes from Baked by Melissa (competition for Tonnie’s Minis next door). With only four stools at a wall counter, Food Fight is geared toward takeout (and delivery within a month). The one design flourish is a photo mural of models having a food fight. And if you happen to be a model, the menu, which follows, includes a “wimp burger.” (Wait, aren’t sliders wimp burgers to begin with?)

Burgers (2 each)
Mini Burgers - $5.99
Chicken Fight Burgers - $5.49
Portobello Mushroom “Wimp” Burgers - $5.49

French Fries
French Fries (one sauce) - $2.49
Food Fight French Fries (spicy, with two sauces) - $2.99

Sauces - $0.40
Chili Mayo
Garlic Mayo
Curry Mayo
Food Fight

Drinks (small can $1.49, large can $1.75)
Diet Coke
Coke Zero

Mini cupcakes - $3.95 for three
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Cookies N Cream
Red Velvet

Food Fight, 112 Macdougal St., nr. Minetta Ln.; 212-614-1580

Food Fight Adds More Aspirational Burgers and Mini-Cupcakes to Macdougal Street