My Lamb Burger Plea to Michael Psilakis
Michael Psilakis’ lamb burger at the Bon Appetit Pop Up Cafe and Supper Club fully lived up to expectations on Friday. $10 for the burger and fries was easily the best deal of the week (if you got there just before Noon and didn’t have to wait a half hour in line); and the burger was pretty awesome (if you like the spices you’d find in a kofta kebab). Greasy in the best possible way, not dry at all, and perfectly complemented by the roasted red pepper/feta spread. So I was pretty excited to discover that Psilakis serves this at his upscale Greek restaurant Anthos (on 52nd btw. 5+6th)… and doubly disappointed to discover it costs $20 (or $28 as part of the prix fixe lunch deal.)
Come on man- can’t you throw us Midtown Luncher’s a bone? I understand Anthos is a super expensive restaurant, and you’ve got to pay the bills… but what about a bar deal? Or a take out deal!?! $10 lamb burger (with a small handful of fries), available for take out only. Even if it’s only one day a week… I’ll take it! Need… lamb… burger. So good… but not worth $20. Sorry, I’m a cheap bastard. Hook us up Psilakis!