After originally being slated to open in August 2014, BURG is finally set to open in May in Military Park. Should be a great addition to an already stunning downtown hotspot.
Siversen went through 100 different blends before perfecting the BURG patty, which mixes chuck with a bit of short rib and brisket. Then, he came up with seven combinations of his favorite ingredients to form the core of BURG's menu.
Also on the menu at BURG will be salads, shoestring fries, frozen drinks and craft beer and wine on tap from small local breweries. We were also delighted to learn that the ricotta doughnuts are coming along to Newark, too, where they will be served with sugar toppings in paper bags.
Siversen said BURG, which will allow customers to order food to go or sit down and enjoy their eats, will be a perfect mix of casual and sophisticated.
"It's a high-end burger concept and we'll be giving fast food some sophistication," said Siversen. "It's going to be fast food, but real food."
(I'd be curious to know from any knowledgable Newarkers what was the cause of the ten month delay.)