Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ummburger vying for the Mancora space on 1st Avenue



A group of applicants is looking to bring Ummburger to 99 First Ave. at Sixth Street, the current home of the Peruvian restaurant Mancora.

According to the public documents (PDF here) on file ahead of this month's CB3-SLA agenda for a new liquor license, this is a sale of assets.

Ummburger is described as a "fast casual restaurant in the style of a gourmet burger bar." The application shows proposed daily hours of 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. The configuration shows 16 tables seating 66 guests with one, six-seat bar.

The 31-page questionnaire also includes a sample menu as well as professionally produced materials that include "Concept inspiration and mood board."

Well, if you're in the mood for burgers... here's a look at the sample menu on file...





... there are a variety of burgers, including a vegetarian option ... and a fried chicken sandwich called the Southern Ummfort...



The enclosed materials state that the restaurant plans to open on May 15.

Mancora opened here in March 2003. Here's how the Times described it in a 2004 feature:

Mancora caters to East Villagers, and a raucous subset of them at that. Its jaunty room, an explosion of seashell chandeliers, octopus murals and fish nets, is buoyant with sangria-sipping crowds and South American soundtracks, especially on weekends.

The April SLA committee meeting is April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Location: The Thelma Burdick Community Room, 10 Stanton St. at the Bowery.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ummm... Paul's da Burger joint anyone? I'll eat my hat if this place makes a better burger than they do.

Anonymous said...

Did Mancora close?

Anonymous said...

I wont miss it. Stopped going here after they tried to charge me for an extra bowl of chips that WE DIDNT ASK for was put on our table.

Anonymous said...

"fast, casual, beef" vomit.

Anonymous said...

When will the burger trend go away? It's almost as silly as the tiny cupcake trend.

Anonymous said...

What a shitty concept for a great corner spot.

Anonymous said...

This place does not appear to be honoring Trump in any fashion, so I won't be eating there.

Anonymous said...

UmmmmmNOburger. Seriously, Paul's for the win. I love my bleu cheese burger. (But I could do without the Sunday afternoon crusties parked out front.)

Anonymous said...

I guess if you are casual and eat meat you met your match.

Anonymous said...

A little late to the game. I admire their risk taking though.

Burgerboy said...

This place looks very creative with their burgers. I'm looking forward to this place.

Anonymous said...

If you do it right can't go wrong with solid burger concept.

Anonymous said...

Paul's da Burger is a old garage burger joint. Place looks super outdated. Hope this place brings some finesse to the burger runway of East Ville.

Anonymous said...

Please build a wall around this place then. Politics and burgers? Lmao

dean marchi said...

Yeah, just what you need in the East Village... A burger joint (Why didn't I think of that?!)

Anonymous said...

Make America great eat more burgers!

Anonymous said...

I'm interested to see what types of drinks go along with these uniquely named burgers!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of Paul's. Half the time I've gotten overcooked burgers that were cooked to medium instead of medium rare, and the burgers are always soggy. Not juicy, but soggy - there's no crisp on the outside.

Anonymous said...

@12:27pm - Paul's steams their burgers. It's their thing.

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend and I went to Mancora today, it's a favorite of ours. The staff knew nothing about this, one waiter asked to photograph this EVG item from my phone to find out what was going on. They said a customer had mentioned last night that he'd heard from a friend that something was going on, but they didn't really pay attention. But when I showed them this EVG posting, they got alarmed.

Anonymous said...

This really tears me up inside. I have been eating here for 20 years, lately at least once a week. And although I love a good burger I AM PERUVIAN. This sucks.