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Salt Bae is opening a Burger Joint in Soho, NYC

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Salt Bae is opening a Burger Joint in Soho, NYC
Internet heartthrob, Nusret Gökçe, is looking to open a “Salt Bae” burger chain in New York City. Gökçe opened Nusr-et, in Midtown Manhattan last month to mixed reviews, but there’s no stopping the Turkish hunk

Nusret Gökçe’s (Salt Bae) “Nusr-Et”, the steakhouse that recently took over China Grill’s spot (60 W. 53rd Street in the CBS building), was one of last years most anticipated restaurants in the city. The New York arm of his meat-centric eatery has received somewhat mixed reviews, but that’s not stopping him from playing with the idea of a burger chain right here in the city. It seems he loves NYC every bit as much as we love him.

Gökçe owns the Nusr-Et Steakhouse restaurants in Turkey and Dubai. The chef and restaurant co-owner was given the nickname “Salt Bae” because of his signature sexy salting skills. The Salt Bae’s sensual appreciation for a huge chunk of meat has garnered the chef more than just a little …*ahem* …attention.

Sadly, he’s not didn’t get the kind of attention he has become accustomed to when he opened Nusr-Et NYC. New York Post critic, Steve Cuozzo, wrote that the Turkish heartthrob’s Manhattan Steakhouse is ‘Public Rip-off No. 1.’  The critic stated that the $130 bone-in ribeye was “shoe-leather-tough [and] loaded with gruesome globs of fat”. In the interest of balance, not all critics showed the kind of vitriol Cuozzo seemed to have for the Steakhouse. Times critic Pete Wells seemed to genuinely enjoy his experience in Nusr-Et, if somewhat annoyed by the high price.

Now, Nusret Gökçe’s has a burger chain, dubbed “Salt Bae” (of course) in the works. A report by the NYPost states that Soho will likely be the first see the chain, though there isn’t an address to report yet. Don’t worry if you have read a lot about the high prices in Nusr-Et, his burger joint will more than likely have a much more inclusive price tag.

Here’s a little reminder why we love “Salt Bae”:

Featured image source [instagram/nusr_et]