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From Hit Restaurants Wayla and Kimika, a Casual Burger-and-Fries Spot Opens in Soho

Plus, Eastern-European restaurant Agi’s Counter is popping up in Prospect Heights — and more intel

An overhead photograph of metal trays lined with food, including hot dogs, salads, burgers, onion rings, and fries
Bronson’s Burgers also serves hot dogs, fried chicken sandwiches, and salads
Melissa Hom / Bronson’s Burgers [Official]

Bronson’s Burgers to open on Mulberry Street this weekend

The team behind hit Manhattan restaurants Wayla and Kimika is headed in a more casual direction this weekend with the opening of a neighborhood burger spot in Soho. Bronson’s Burgers, named after manager Grace Rivero’s dog, is slated to open at 250 Mulberry Street, at Prince Street, on July 17. The restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.

Burgers are priced between $12 to $15, not including fries, according to a spokesperson for the restaurant. The “classic” comes with caramelized onions by default, though the menu also includes burgers topped with bacon jam, crispy onions, and veggie patties, made using a mash of chickpeas, lentils, black beans, mushrooms, and beets. Flavored soft-serve milkshakes, loaded hot dogs, and sides of “cheeseburger hash browns” round out the menu.

Bronson’s is the latest from River and Hills Hospitality, the hit-making group behind popular Thai restaurant Wayla on the Lower East Side and the nearly year-old Kimika in Nolita. In addition to the burger and fries spot, River and Hills opened the doors on Somewhere in Nolita this week, a rooftop cocktail bar at the Nolitan Hotel.

In other news

— Agi’s Counter, a forthcoming Eastern European restaurant from chef Jeremy Salamon, is popping up at KIT in Prospect Heights on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salamon will serve picnic lunches with baked goods and leberkase, a pork pate and apricot mostarda sandwich.

— Popeyes has signed a lease on a two-story Times Square flagship store, located at 1530 Broadway, between West 44th and 45th streets. The restaurant will open in spring or summer of 2022, according to the New York Post.

— Grand Prospect Hall gets a new owner after four decades. Angelo Rigas, an electrical contractor, purchased the famed event space and 11 adjacent properties for $30 million, Commercial Observer reports.

— New York mini-chain Dun Huang is headed to Long Island City for its ninth location. The Chinese restaurant specializing in hand-pulled noodles and big tray chicken is set to open at 27-25 Jackson Avenue, near 43rd Avenue, later this year.

— Backed by a $54,000 campaign on Kickstarter, neighborhood wine bar Della’s prepares to open in Tribeca.

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