Recently, Upper West Side staple restaurant Good Enough To Eat expanded its empire. The new spot, right next door to the original, was called GETE Burgers. Shortly after opening, GETE Burgers received rave reviews and throngs of hungry Upper West Siders. On a walk up Columbus Ave, I’d often pass by a happy, burger-eating crowd, and milkshakes to go around.
On a recent walk up Columbus Ave, however, something was different. What was once GETE Burgers has changed its look, and has reopened as Brad’s Burgers and BBQ (between 85th and 86th Streets). After further investigation, Brad’s Burgers is actually a tribute to the owner’s father, who taught him the “value of hard work and the joy of living life”. The original Brad’s store was called “Brad’s Brews, Victuals, and Stews”, and was opened in his hometown of Syracuse, where it served as a Syracuse University campus staple.
In addition to a new name, the menu has been revamped completely too. While GETE Burgers once served upgraded bar food, including nachos, wings, and a few french fry varieties, the main entree selections featured chicken and burgers, in varying forms. Burgers offered ranged from reuben, to veggie, to steak. Additionally, the menu had selections of chickwiches (chicken sandwiches) and roasted chicken entrees.
Brad’s Burgers and BBQ Menu
The new offerings seem to honor the foundations of GETE Burgers, while revamping the menu and design. Brad’s will offer tons of barbecue options, from pulled pork to platters and ribs.
While the menu still has chickwiches, more options have been added. Many burger options have stayed the same, but new ones include Rose’s BBQ burger – a burger with barbecue pork, caramelized onions, pickles and bbq sauce.
And Kathy’s Kimchi Burger (chipotle mayo, pickled jalapenos, cilantro, caramelized onions and pickles):
Brad’s also has some exciting starters including wings with 8 different choices of sauce, and these hush puppies:
They’re also still serving crazy shakes topped with candy and cupcakes (as were on GETE Burger’s menu).
Finally, Brad’s has some notable happy hour deals, including daily to 7pm and 9pm to close, when they offer $5 beers, $6 wines, $7 cocktails, and $8 frozen margaritas. On Sundays, it’s happy hour from noon to close.
Owner Jeremy hopes that Brad’s on the Upper West Side will continue his father’s tradition of serving as as a vibrant piece of our community. We hope so too – welcome to the neighborhood.
Learn more about Brad’s Burgers and Barbecue here.
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