(Photos: Daniel Maurer)
That Broad City shoot isn’t the only super exciting thing happening on East Ninth Street, between Second and Third Avenues: Yonekichi, the rice-burger stand that we’ve been champing at the bit for, finally soft-opened today — which means we can do less champing and more chomping.
We showed you Yonekichi’s menu last week, but there was an additional item when we hit it up today: a $1.75 “pickle dog” that’s really just a pickle on a stick. It’s a seasonal special that’s limited to 130 servings a day.
The folks over at Yonekichi — the rice burger joint whose imminent arrival has had us on tenterhooks since last month — have now confirmed that they’ll soft-open on Monday. Plus, they’ve sent over this fantastic picture menu (below) that shows each and every rice burger in all of its glory. (Sorry if the pictures are a little grainy hahahahahahaha omg omg omg PLEASE JUST OPEN ALREADY!)
Yonekichi’s storefront on East 9th (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)
Ever since we heard rice burgers were coming to the East Village, we’ve been on the story like white on, well, you know. But as anyone who has made rice before can tell you, a watched pot never boils. Short of boiling, Yonekichi has recently got its storefront in order.
(Photos courtesy Yonekichi)
Last week we broke news that Bon Yagi, mayor of Little Tokyo, was opening Yonekichi, a takeout joint specializing in burgers with grilled rice in lieu of buns. Now team Yagi has sent over photos of a few of the $7-$11 burgers as well as the menu.
Move over, Ramen Burger (and generic ramen burgers). The rice burger has arrived.
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