[For lack of a better picture, he's Skutch looking over the menu.]
When we went to Rare, the same burger caught the attention of all three pairs of famished eyes: the M & M Burger. flambeed in whiskey, topped with carmelized shallots, cheddar cheese, and apple smoked bacon. Mmmm… That’s a $15 burger, admittedly, but worth every penny.
Ray ordered his burger medium, I ordered it medium rare, and Skutch ordered it rare. The chef made no mistakes – nor did the wait staff – everything was perfect, and everyone was pleased.
We also got sides of onion rings and calamari, as the burgers don’t even come with fries (turned out to be a spendy burger, eh?) but the sides were all very yummy, at least, so although I shelled out $30 at the end of the night, I wasn’t feeling the least bit grumpy.
Located on the corner of Carmine and Bleeker, just off 6th Ave near Washington Square Park, Rare has great location and is worth a stop if you’re looking for food in the area.
[Afterwards, we cracked out the cupcakes that Ray and I had picked up earlier...see the look of delight on my face? I already had a mini-cupcake that afternoon, so I know what's in store for me.]