Starters: Allen Burger Venture
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Allen Burger Venture (175 Allen St.), Mike Shatzel’s new spot for ambitious burgers and a first-rate beer list, opened just before St. Patrick’s Day.
This place is chock full of heavy metal, and that’s just the furniture. It was actually quiet enough to hear a pint drop when we visited for lunch, a refreshing change from the punishing soundtrack of other hip hotspots. I noticed that there is no television, which made the place seem a little more personable somehow, as if your companion and your meal should be all the entertainment you need.
The kitchen isn’t running at full volume yet- the mac and cheese options listed on the menu weren’t available. But we took a stab at the traditional and non-traditional burgers, sides and a salad. -- Andrew Galarneau