Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Deli & Convenience, 314 Flatbush

Five Guys (2 ), Cheeburger, Bareburger, Corner Burger, Flipster... & so on & so forth.  There are a ton of places near me specifically known for burgers, plus a whole host of other places - bars, restaurants, cafes - that churn them out.  It's a little out of control.  My tip for a low-key kind of burger experience is the Deli & Convenience at 314 Flatbush, right next to the Q/B subway entrance.  Go back past the run-of-the-mill magazine/soda/beer section & hidden in the dim recesses of the store there's a fully functioning luncheonette counter, with a motley selection of counter stools & a few tables.  A 24 hour joint. It's not necessarily the best burger you'll eat, but service is prompt, and though kinda shabby, it's clean.  It's mostly a male crowd, but not in any way that makes you feel uncomfortable, and it's as far removed from haut-burger as you can get.  I sat between an off-duty mailman and a quiet thirty-something reading the paper, and felt quite hidden from the forces of change.  The fact that it's three doors up from a new Five Guys, replacement for the nice old Park Heights Stationers, made it all the sweeter.


Marty Wombacher said...

I"ll have to try it sometime for Cheeseburger Saturday Night! Do they serve beer in there?

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Technically no. It's a strange, tucked away spot, not very attractive & the food is not amazing. But I like it!