New York has no shortage of smashburgers. New York might even have too many smashburgers. None of them taste quite like the krapow smash at Little Grenjai in Bed-Stuy. It’s topped with American cheese, holy basil, lemongrass-y giardiniera, and spicy-sweet special sauce, and it’s made in a kitchen that doesn’t even have gas yet, which is quite the meat-related feat.
This Thai American restaurant from the couple behind Warung Roadside has a limited menu for now, but the red-tiled bar in the window, complete with a Lego flower bouquet, looks like it’ll be the premiere spot for eating khao soi later this fall. Until then, swing by for coffee, congee, and Thai tea cake, and imagine a world in which you can come here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
photo credit: Willa Moore