After a great outing to the Soho Nike Store to make sneakers (I love my job) we were all hungry. We stopped into Mercer Kitchen (I was willing to give it a second chance after the not so good Winter Restaurant Week experience), but it was about a 45 minute wait, so we went back to a place our host knew had great burgers, Bar 89 (on Mercer Street between Spring and Broome). I liked the dual levels and mirrors above the bar. There was also a cool, very large skylight shaped like a boat (unfortunately just out of the top part of this photo).
While the burger was recommended, we all went with other sandwiches, mainly pork. I went with the creatively named “Pork Variation II” which was grilled in teriyaki and topped with grilled onions and pecans with sliced apples and bleu cheese dressing on an Italian Roll. I tried to be a little healthier and substituted the fries for the fruit salad (which was fresh and scrumptious). The pork sandwich, however, was really quite good. Excellent mix of flavors and great teriyaki sauce. I only wound up eating half and the other half made for a great leftover lunch.
Total Nom Points: 6.5 out of 10