I guess I was too optimistic yesterday about Kosher Oasis’ connection to the Brooklyn location of Burgers Bar. Lunch’er “Matthew” sent in this email to set the record straight about the popular Israeli chain, and its Brooklyn franchise:
“Hey Zach, Just wanted to say that you shoudn’t even mention that Brooklyn Burgers Bar and Burgers Bar in Israel once had an affiliation. Burgers Bar in Israel is hands down the best burger in the world. My favorite food in the world is melted cheese on anything, so u can imagine the disappointment when I found out no cheese (in Israel)… and still I think it’s the best mass produced burger in the world. Makes In N Out seem like silly kids stuff. Best. Burger. Ever. They have like 20+ sauces for burgers/fries, and have different burger consistencies… usually some beef/lamb combo is the house option. Its insane. Brooklyn Burgers Bar is nothing of the above. Just FYI. I don’t want anyone trying Brooklyn BB and then skippin’ over Burger Bar if they travel to Israel. You could get arrested for such a crime. I kid.”
Well I don’t know about the In N Out = Kids stuff claim, but that’s good to know. Although, I can see a connection between what Kosher Oasis is serving- and what you describe above. The burger did almost taste like it was a combo of lamb and beef (or at least was seasoned to taste that way.) And they did have three specials sauces (garlic mayo, chimichurri, and hot sauce.) Although as a big fan of sauce, I could see how a sauce bar with 20 options for burgers and fries would be incredibly exciting… and sorely missed if it didn’t make to the US franchise.