I've on a real burger kick recently, and am on a mission to build up a good list of places that serve grass-fed and/or organically raised beef. I was happy to see that the burgers at Flatbush Farm and Bar, (76 St. Marks Place, between 6th Avenue & Flatbush, 718-622-3276) are just those kind of burgers! They also have other yummy food, and in the warm weather you can sit out in their GREAT backyard. I had dinner here in the winter months and I'm happy to say that most of the options have rotated in order to use the seasonal, organic, local-when-available fare they are offering now.
On this visit, my friend and I shared the Braesola appetizer, which came topped with an arugula salad, heartily dressed with a salty, lemony dressing and toasted slices of baguette. All these flavors added up to one delicious dish. Braesola is like fruit leather only made with beef, and is my current favorite treat. The peppery arugula gave it a nice green balance and the bread cut the salt.
I then got the burger which comes with perfectly cooked and salted fries. Real cheddar cheese was melted on top and a big pile of sliced pickles was served with lettuce, red onion & tomato. The burger was juicy and substantial, slightly charred and all around terrific. I ate it all! My friend did help with the fries!
So go here and sit out back while the weather is nice. The coctail list is interesting and creative as well.