HUDSON YARDS — A popular East Village burger joint that serves a pimento-cheese stuffed patty and a burger smothered with peanut butter and bacon is coming to the Hudson Yards.
Whitmans — which has a narrow ground-floor space and downstairs seating area at 406 E. Ninth St., as well as a booth inside the City Kitchen food market in Midtown — will open at 500 W. 30th St. by the end of summer or early fall at the latest, co-owner Larry Kramer said.
The Hudson Yards location, on 10th Avenue between 29th and 30th streets, will expand on both the size and menu currently offered at the East Village location, with a full sit-down restaurant and bar, according to Kramer.
Prices will be similar to those found on East Ninth Street, where burgers — including Whitmans' “Famous Juicy Lucy," stuffed with pimento cheese and served with caramelized onions and spicy pickles — range from $9 to $12.
The new site will still offer Whitmans staples like the Juicy Lucy, the “PB & B Burger” served with organic peanut butter and applewood smoked bacon on a potato bun, fried and non-fried pickles, beer sausage and sandwiches, Kramer added.
“We are very excited about all the new development in the Hudson Yards,” Kramer said in an email. “As native New Yorkers, being part of a new community is a rare development and a great opportunity.”