Chris Preovolos/The Advocate
BURGER SHAKES AND FRIES: 302 DELAVAN AVE, GREENWICH
Kory Wollins is all business. It’s just that his business happens to be hamburgers. As the owner of Burgers, Shakes & Fries (a/k/a BSF) in the Byram section of Greenwich, he is willing to talk shop with anyone who will listen. Wollins doesn’t look like a guy who eats a lot of burgers, shakes or fries, but he obviously knows what he’s talking about.
What really struck me during our conversation was his unwavering commitment to quality burger shack fare at reasonable prices. High-quality ingredients, an extensive toppings menu, superior fries (how do so many people screw this up?) and good service are what BSF is all about.
I’m going to let you on on their secret: it’s in the bun. A couple of crispy, crunchy, hot-buttered slices of toast provide great texture and flavor and perfectly contain whatever you are putting on your quality ground chuck patty (cooked medium-rare unless otherwise specified).
I usually go for a standard Swiss burger, but I’m told a popular option is the ‘bacon, egg and cheeseburger.’ This strikes me as a bit calorically extravagant, but I can guarantee it will be my next BSF order.
P.S. The shop, which has already garnered a couple of mentions in New York Magazine in just its first year of business, is considering local expansion. Personally, I can’t wait.