Nick Tsoulos, Owner of Patsy’s, Angelo’s & Goodburger, to Open Mel’s Burger Bar in Mid-June/Early July with Louis’ Lunch-inspired Burger
April 30, 2010
Photo courtesy of Harlem + Bespoke
In a phone conversation Thursday, Nick Tsoulos, owner of Patsy’s Pizza, NYC Food Guy-favorite Angelo’s Pizza and Goodburger, revealed that he will be opening Mel’s Burger Bar at 2850 Broadway b/t 110-111 Street in mid-June or early July. The menu will feature four to five burgers made of LaFrieda meat (who else?) including one on white toast inspired by Connecticut’s famous Louis’ Lunch, self proclaimed creator of the hamburger. The burgers will be flat griddled, however, so we won’t see anything resembling the Louis Lunch vertical broiling process. Though it’s called “Burger Bar,” Tsoulos said “this will not be [just] your regular burger place.” Burgers will account for “70 percent of the menu” while the rest of it will be rounded out with items such as “out of this world” baby back ribs, fresh cut French fries, spaghetti, chicken meatballs, an enchilada and other main courses and appetizers for more than just the Columbia students. The space itself will feature exposed brick and original artwork. And for those desirous of a liquid meal, you can choose spiked milkshakes or one of the 20-25 beers on draft. Based on NYC Food Guy’s love for Angelo’s pepperoni and garlic pie, I’ll definitely be giving Mel’s Burger Bar a try.