By COLlive reporter
Photos by Itzik Roytman
Burger lovers, beware.
The new Boeuf and Bun on Kingston Avenue in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights has the potential to become very addictive.
Presenting itself as a “artisanal burger lab,” the rustic decor and chilled ambiance offsets the amazing food and friendly service. Funky mismatched warm wood panels and exposed brick feel very original, and you know you’re in Brooklyn.
The restaurant which officially opens next week is the long-time dream of owner and chef Tzemach Woolstone who has been cooking for his family and friends since he was 10 years old.
Born in Sydney and moved to Crown Heights 9 years ago, the 24-year-old has a business degree from Baruch College, but opening a restaurant has always been his dream.
The brand new interior was built from scratch by Woolstone and his partners, who built it from the ground up on the site that once served as a Chesed Center. Everything was made by hand, they note.
Woolstone curated the menu himself, which features slow cooked pulled beef burger, fried egg burger and chili burger, alongside a classic burger. A little bucket of spiced fresh popcorn on the table to start the meal lent a different and fun feel.
Hand cut truffle fries are double fried with parsley and garlic, and beer battered onion rings are incredible.
Woolstone says the new restaurant aims to fulfill a need in Brooklyn and “to uplift the Kosher burger experience,” pointing out that until now, for quality food such as this, one would have to travel to Manhattan.
“We are bringing a complete experience here,” he says.
Woolstone says the freshness of his food is what sets them apart. Everything in the restaurant is made fresh daily and made to order.
They also have a team of staff and servers to provide the best in service. “If the food is delicious and the service is terrible, you won’t enjoy your experience,” he says.
Under CHK Crown Heights Beis Din
271 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, New York