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I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Lower East Side hotspot Vandal has introduced a brand new Double IPA Burger… and its f***ing awesome.

Vandal, which is owned by culinary wizard and Food Network superstar Chris Santos, has become one of the best places to eat at in New York City. It’s location is consistently flooded with tons of celebrities who come by to dine and dish on some incredibly scrumptious plates including their Tortilla Soup Dumplings and so much more.

They have now introduced a brand new burger that everyone will enjoy, as it is compact in size but bursting with a ton of delicious flavor. This is called the Double IPA Burger, and it needs to be on your list of what to eat this summer as its worth every single drippingly delicious bite (drippingly isn’t a word, but it works here. Trust me).

Let’s break this down. Vandal’s Double IPA Burger was created by Chef Seth Coburn, who handles their executive production. He actually won this in a tournament that saw 30 chefs from TAO’s LES venues (others included The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex) to take top honors, so you know that this s**t has to be good… and it is.

The burger comes with: BBQ dusted beef blend of short rib, brisket & kobe chuck,  house-made IPA beer cheese, tangy-BBQ smoked pork belly, sweet & spicy butter pickles on gruyère-onion roll.

Here’s what’s great about this burger: every. f***ing. thing. There’s a lot going on, which could make it look a bit busy, but it all works. First, you have the short rib which is perfectly cooked alongside the smoked pork belly which just elevates the burger to a new place of yumminess. The butter pickles were my favorite part (shocking), but sweet and spicy aspect to it made the burger taste that much better. Pair this with a side of their sweet potato fries and you’ll be all set indeed.

For more information on Vandal, please check out their official website.

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