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EatBeat: Chef Allen Susser Opening Burger Bar Near Abacoa

August 25th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Chef Allen Susser

Chef Allen Susser decided the Abacoa area is great for his next Burger Bar. “Being across from Scripps and Abacoa is going to be a great location,” he said.

He talked to us about the new burger joint – one of many he hopes to open throughout South Florida in the near future.

Same format as in airport

“It’s a knockoff of what I’m doing at the Fort Lauderdale airport,” he said. That menu features a fairly small burger list – plain, cheeseburger, a bacon-Swiss called a Beach Burger, to a Surf and Turf with shrimp, and the non-burger variations with turkey, spicy tuna, or portobello.

Susser said his burger meat is a special blend of all-natural Angus flank, skirt and porterhouse steaks ground fresh for his shop. Rolls are made in-house.

Adult shakes – the Nutella bourbon or brandy Alexander are popular –  will be on the full-bar menu that will include classic cocktails and some innovative ones, along with a full list of craft beers.

Prices will range from around $10 for a basic burger to $15 for an all-decked-out one.

“It’s a good plaza,” he said. “The plaza has a nice outside seating area, so we’ll have inside and outside bars. It’ll be a really cool place to hang out, have a burger and a drink. We’ll be open late, so you can stop in after a movie and grab a burger.”

Burger Bar by Chef Allen will be in the Donald Ross Village on Military Trail and Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens. It’s scheduled to open sometime in October.

Susser said other Burger Bars are planned in South Florida, and in other airports across the country.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 C. Reed // Aug 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Beg to differ Jan…. Donald Ross Village is NOT Abacoa. I live in Abacoa… and this is really not “Abacoa proper”…!!! Although.. I can’t wait and it’s close enough….!

  • 2 Diane Tremblay // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    another Abacoa Snob- where you live now, used to be where cows roamed and my Vegetable farm stand was. I really miss my Vegetable stand.
    I will see you at THE DONALD ROSS VILLAGE.” where the donald was long before Abacoa

  • 3 Diane Tremblay // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    the Publix at Abacoa is the closet one to me but I don’t shop there, cause the customers are so rude.

  • 4 C. Reed // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I am not an Abacoa snob. I think Abacoa needs a GREAT burger place like this one. I wish it was coming to Abacoa. I wish Abacoa had a lot more than it does…… if anything, I am an Abacoa hopeful. Why the name calling?

  • 5 Jan Norris // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks, CReed: fixed headline. Not in Abacoa proper, but close by.

  • 6 C. Reed // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t think of myself as an “Abacoa snob”…. I WISH this were going in Abacoa. We need something like this to boost attendance to Abacoa businesses and to infuse some excitement into the neighborhood.

  • 7 Jacque // Aug 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Any word on when this might be opening?

  • 8 Bryan // Aug 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Planning for late October.

  • 9 Tim // Nov 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Has it opened yet?

  • 10 Bill // Nov 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Tim, They had the grand opening on November 16th. Although they were open prior to that but to answer your question. Yes, it is open. I was there for the grand opening and the food was tremendous. Bar and wait staff are very friendly and outgoing. Always made me feel right at home while I was there that week.

  • 11 Tim // Nov 29, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Thank Bill! Lot forward to dining there soon.

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