BROOKLYN — It’s down to the final quarter … pounders.
Lulu & Po easily beat its Fort Greene neighbor, Brooklyn Public House, while longtime Brooklyn institution Peter Luger nudged out the burger at Black Swan in Bed-Stuy. And Vinegar Hill House, a DUMBO favorite, eked out a win over 67 Burger with just 36 votes.
Which burgers will make it to the final head-to-head?
Vote now for your top two Brooklyn favorites.
Hope & Anchor — 347 Van Brunt St. Red Hook's nautical diner has an entire menu dedicated to burgers, with 13 beef burgers and five non-beef burgers that include options like salmon and tofu. The restaurant's triple-decker sandwich, called "Hook, Line & Sinker" is a pound of double angus beef between two grilled cheese sandwiches and delicious fixings like bacon, fried egg, pickles, cheese, sausage, onion rings and tomato for $20.
Lulu & Po — 154 Carlton Ave. Lulu & Po's burger is made on a Martin's Potato Roll with DeBragga beef blend, creamy goat cheese, zucchini pickles and caramelized onions. Serious Eats described the Fort Greene restaurant's burger as oozing with "juices, with a tang and funk from the goat cheese, a sharply acidic pickle kick, and an intense, concentrated onion sweetness — coming together in a most excellent bite."
Peter Luger — 178 Broadway. The half-pound burger at this South Williamsburg steakhouse is simple, with just meat. You can ask for add-ons like bacon and tomato, but why would you? It's only available for lunch and was Zagat's best burger in the city in 2014.
Vinegar Hill House — 72 Hudson Ave. The burger at Vinegar Hill House, made on a potato roll with cheddar, pickle relish, lettuce and mac sauce, is part of the brunch menu at this tucked-away, neighborhood favorite. The burger became so popular that the eatery hosts a "burger night" on Mondays where you can grab this towering $15 sandwich served with steak fries in the evening hours.
— Reporting by Serena Dai, Janet Upadhye, Camille Bautista, Nikhita Venugopal, Rachel Holliday Smith, Leslie Albrecht. Graphic by Nigel Chiwaya.