As ever-promised on its Instagram, Superiority Burger is nearing its opening date at its new location on Avenue A in the former home of Odessa in the East Village. Friends-and-family nights, previews in which the kitchen has a chance to test out and tinker with service before launching to the public, are underway at the restaurant. Chef Danny Bowien posted a menu from the event on Instagram yesterday, which may be a good indication of the kinds of food that might be available once Superiority Burger opens its doors (needless to say, it’s subject to change). Everything is a moving target at Superiority Burger, including the addition of late-night service. Listed on the preview menu for 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Superiority Burger is grilled cheese on Ezekiel bread with daikon basil salad (and a vegan version with mushrooms), a grilled PB & J with house jam, tuna melts (vegan or regular), tomato soup, and boiled pierogies.
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