An artisanal burger stand has joined the vendors at the Mount Vernon Marketplace.
Between 2 Buns began serving its gourmet burgers at the market, located at 520 Park Ave., on Friday.
The stall is owned by Andrew Cole, who also operates Cultured, a charcuterie bar in the marketplace.
"I felt like a burger joint was fairly necessary, especially for this area," Cole said. "I thought it was a much needed niche that Mount Vernon’s kind of missing."
In addition to a variety of beef, turkey, chorizo and veggie burgers, Between 2 Buns serves "worldly" poutine with flavors profiles that go beyond the traditional gravy- and cheese curd-topped fries. The poutine selection includes Italian, Thai, barbecue and Mediterranean flavors.
Between 2 Buns also serves boozy milkshakes, and Cole said they're planning to incorporate house-made sausages soon.
The shop sources locally from providers including Hawks Hill Creamery, Stone Mill Bakery, ice cream maker Taharka Bros., and Andy's Eggs and Poultry. Between 2 Buns also incorporates some of the same ingredients as Cultured, like shaved spicy pickles.
"It’s really nice to have so much influence from the local scene," Cole said.
The Mount Vernon Marketplace will host a "grand reopening" Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. to showcase the new vendors that have joined the space, including Between 2 Buns and Brown Rice.