Gourmet burgers, skinny fries dusted with salt and great craft beer- it's time for lunch at Lupulo. This Portuguese restaurant by George Mendes is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots in the city. In addition to the piping hot Salt Cod Croquettes and spicy Piri-Piri Chicken is a special burger available only during late night hours and lunch- the "O Hamburguer".
Two Pat La Frieda patties, a fatty blend of brisket, short rib and chuck layered with rich Sao Jorge cheese, beefsteak tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and smoked mayo on a seeded bun.
I asked for it medium rare but it arrived closer to medium, always my biggest gripe with thin patties. However the beef managed to retain its juice and those delicious house made pickles, spicy mayo sauce and long, golden fries bumped this dish into the upper echelon of burgers. It's like having the best Whopper meal of your life.
A teku filled with Grimm Awoogah on the side and my happiness quota has reached full capacity.
835 6th Avenue at 29th Street
New York, NY 10001