129 N 6th Street
Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
I’m a facebook junkie. If my computer is on, facebook is open in a browser. Nothing annoys me more on facebook then invites that hold little to no interest to me. I don’t live in Boston and I have no interest in the concert you’re promoting. I’m sure your band is great, but I will find it on my own. Please do not invite me into your group so you can continuously spam me with messages. Makes me sound mean and angry but be honest, you feel EXACTLY the same way. But thank goodness for my friend Camille. She almost never sends me a facebook invite but when she suggested I “like” the newest burger spot in Brooklyn, That Burger Tent, I immediately investigated.
Placed on the sidewalk in front of the WilliamsburgArtists & Fleas flea market, it is literally a tent serving burgers. Proprietor Dan Peterson took his burger obsession to the streets errrr… sidewalk and made a pop up burger restaurant. You can’t miss That Burger Tent. It’s on the very busy sidewalk on North 6th Street between Bedford and Berry. Dan has been cooking gourmet style artisan burgers for his family and friends for ages in his backyard and kitchen. His burgers were so good that people suggested he start a business with them. That Burger Tent opened on September 18th, 2010 a mere 10 days after Dan secured the location!! Why is that date significant? It’s National Cheeseburger day! That Burger Tent is only going to be open on Saturday’s from Noon to 8 pm or until Dan runs out of burgers. When he’s not pleasing tummy’s on North 6th, Dan works for a software development company but his true passion is delicious burgers. My wife Cara and my friend Nona along took our pal Maggie to celebrate her birthday with burgers.
Using only the freshest and highest quality of ingredients, Dan grabbed 2 friends and prepared a menu with 3 burgers; “That Burger”: bun, burger, American cheese, sautéed onions, jalapeños, American cheese, bun. “The Blues”: bun, burger, sautéed onions, jalapeños, blue cheese, bun. “The Jersey”: bun, burger, sautéed onions, American cheese, pickles, bun. In a town stiff with competition for burgers Dan walked into meat heaven Pat Lafrieda Wholesale Meat Purveyors and created his own signature blend of ground beef. The patties are made from a delicious combination of brisket and short rib. I couldn’t wait to rip into my “Jersey” burger with bacon, hold the pickles.
The whole burgers calls an attention to quality. Served on a Martin’s soft potato roll, The “Jersey” comes with thick cut smokey bacon cooked almost to the point of crisp (my fave), melty American cheese and crunchy sauteed onions. The sandwich tastes of equally backyard and griddle kitchen cooked on Dan”s out door, gas fueled flat griddle. Its dense flavor has hint of sweet and smoke with a non-greasy juiciness. It is truly a gourmet burger served in the simplest of restaurants. Chips come free with any burger and sodas are only $1. Just like everything else in NYC, you can pay for someone to perform any job and Dan is making so you don’t have hold your own backyard BBQ.When I asked Dan why only Saturday he answered “because I’m not giving up my football!” So be sure head over to Brooklyn next Saturday (and every Saturday!) to get one of these burgers. There’s no telling how long Dan’s supply will last so be sure to head over early in his shift to get one.