Last night I headed to Burger + Barrel in Soho for a friend’s birthday dinner. (A tiny lesson for non-New Yorkers: Soho = South of Houston Street & Houston is pronounced like “House – ton” contrary to my popular belief that it was pronounced like the city in Texas.)
It was a birthday celebration, the place looked really awesome and I had heard raves about their tater tots, so how could I not have been excited?!
(Photos Courtesy of Burger + Barrel)
The menu had a lot of burgers that sounded mouth-watering, if I ate burgers that is… 🙂 They actually had a veggie burger, but I wasn’t in the mood so I ordered the Baby Greens Salad with roasted shiitake, grilled asparagus, tomatoes, marcona almonds, & aged sherry vinaigrette. Secretly, I knew that would leave more room for the tater tots, too 🙂
The salad was alright, but the main event was definitely the TOTS.
These were the absolute perfect amount of crispy and baked with rosemary + all kinds of other seasonings that I swear seemed to be INSIDE the tot’s. (Is that even possible?) AMAZING. I didn’t know tater tot’s could get any better than they already were in elementary school, but these are definitely adult-oriented tot’s. 🙂 (PS, the website is outdated & doesn’t even mention tater tots if you got as worried as I did when you looked.)
I asked the waitress if she could bring a dessert with a candle and sing happy birthday. “Uh, we do not sing here” sounded more like “Uh, you’re not at TGIFriday’s, kid.” She insisted on bringing the dessert menu’s first and putting a candle in whatever he ordered. Silly. But he was still surprised & ecstatic when there was a candle in his dessert and despite the no singing policy all his friends sang anyway. Everyone should be sang to on their birthday – everyone!
To thank us – he was generous enough to let us have a few bites 😀 A couple other people got a S’mores pie which looked delicious, but I think next time I’d have to go for the Carmel Twist – Spiked Shake which is Vanilla Ice Cream, Makers Mark Bourbon blended with caramel sauce. I may or may not foresee a second trip that involves just tots & a spiked shake. 😉