BROOKLYN — They’ve got some serious beef.
Red Hook's Hope & Anchor — which drew more than 2,500 votes, beat out Vinegar Hill House — and Fort Greene's Lulu & Po, which beat longtime Williamsburg institution Peter Luger by more than 1,000 votes.
Now it’s time to choose the best.
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."
— Reporting by Serena Dai, Janet Upadhye, Camille Bautista, Nikhita Venugopal, Rachel Holliday Smith, Leslie Albrecht. Graphic by Nigel Chiwaya.