By: Stefanie Gans
Trummer’s On Main will once again convert its upstairs gallery room to Burger Bar, a Tuesday-through-Thursday pop-up. Last April, the Clifton restaurant debuted Burger Bar on the same day it announced the hire of Executive Chef Austin Fausett.
This year’s pop-up will last from March 11 to May 29 and will rotate items frequently, featuring all new burgers staring falafel, pork and sauerkraut and traditional burgers using local Martin’s Angus Beef. The menu is still in development and Fausett plans for a secret menu spanning wings to bone marrow.
Pop-ups help restaurants learn what diners want and give restaurants a safe, time-limited space to try cuisines or styles that don’t necessarily fit into the current menu. If pop-ups don’t attract crowds, then it was a short, low-risk experiment, but if it works, can lead to new ventures. “We’re open to a lot of possibilities,” says Fausett, about the future of Burger Bar, “but I think the goal of this is to promote Trummer’s and get new clientele and to also look at different opportunities for new restaurants for us.
The team also hosted an Oktoberfest-themed pop-up last fall and as both Fausett and owner Stefan Trummer lived in Austria, implementing a beer garden is on the wish list. “Maybe someday,” says Fausett. / Burger Bar, March 11-May 29; 7134 Main Street, Clifton
*This post has been updated