When Babouche closed in November, it took only a week for Kiku, the Japanese restaurant a few doors down Fifth, to announce their intentions to move into the space. Well that opened back on January 26th, and two weeks later the Kiku space, between Lincoln and Berkeley, has already been rented out.
Grub Street is reporting that the second outpost of the popular Bay Ridge Burger Bistro will be opening next month in the space, where they'll be building "a 1,000-square-foot replica of the original."
Best known for its absolutely crazy, gut-busting burgers, like the Veal Osso Bucco burger, Turducken burger, waffle burger sliders, and, of course, the Donut Burger, it's clear that the two owners, John and Vincent, who met each other at Morton's Steakhouse, are passionate about what they serve. Other sandwiches include lobster rolls and NY Strip, and don't forget about the BLT cupcake for dessert! There's also a nice selection of beer and wine.
Here's the message from the owners on their website:
"We serve the finest ingredients available and don't believe in ruining the flavor by over-seasoning. With over 20 different cheeses and toppings, 6 specialty sauces, and 5 fresh breads to choose from, there are over two million combinations, therefore putting you in complete control of your burger's destiny..."
Yes, the Burger Parade isn't over yet, folks. And don't forget Chez Bibis Burger Bar, opening basically right across the street.