Spanky's Reopens as (You Guessed It!) a Burger Bar

Jon Bloostein, owner of the Heartland Brewery restaurants, tells us that last week he reopened his fun-lovin' barbecue joint, Spanky's as HB Burger.

Though the decor has been stripped down and gussied up a bit, nothing on the menu is over $9, including the house burger (a blend of flank, chuck, and prime rib), the mini-burgers, the tater tots stuffed with bacon and jalapeno cheese, the sashimi-grade tuna burger with wasabi sauce and ginger slaw, homemade sodas, and "the world&'s smallest hot-fudge sundae" (well, we should hope the latter isn't over $9).

Click through for the full menu -- take a look at the variety of toppings and you'll see Bloostein is beating the Whopper Bar to the punch.

HB Burger menu

HB Burger, 127 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-575-5848

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