How did I end up at The Brazen Fox? Well, simply after winning a bet where the price was...bone marrow. Originally, we were supposed to go to Swine to get their bone marrow burger, but, we discovered that they are closed on Mondays. So, after looking on the internet, our plan B was The Brazen Fox in the East Village. This place is a bar, located on 13th and 3rd avenue. Quite big, it has two floors, the second floor being probably quieter and overlooking the street for those who like people watching...from the top...I should mentioned the replica of planes on the ceiling, as well as the multiple TVs around the dining room, perfect for sport fanatics.
To accompany my meal, I opted for a cocktail instead of one of the many beers they offer. I went for the Something Old, made with bacon infused bourbon, maple syrup and angostura bitters. I admit that it is is the bacon that made me choose this and I was not disappointed: it had this sublime smokiness from it, as well as some sweetness from the maple syrup.
Menu wise, they have whatever a bar would serve: wings, burgers, sandwiches, but also lobster rolls, fish tacos and...Brussels sprouts (?). The first dish I tried was the buffalo wings that were decent, with a nice kick.
But what really got my attention was the bone marrow burger. Prepared with dry aged blend of beef, roasted bone marrow butter and sautéed shallots, on a toasted brioche bun, it was out of this world. When I cut the burger in half, it released some juices and I definitely sensed at that point that I was there for a treat. And the first bite was divine: it was juicy, perfectly cooked medium with a delightful char and a nice fattiness that may have come from the bone marrow butter. And the juiciness did not disappear as the patty rested. Note, it stayed like that until the last bite that did not take too long to come as I inhaled that burger!
It was served with some delicious hand cut fries that were skin on, but could have had more crispness to it to be perfect.
The bone marrow burger at The Brazen Fox was fantastic and is on my list of burger places to try in New York. Of course, its originality with the bone marrow make it an interesting find, but I wonder if their signature burger, The Brazen Burger, is also as good. Well, I guess that to know that, I will have to go back...
Enjoy (I did)!
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