Root Hill, the once cozy, now sleek cafe on 4th Avenue at Carroll is expanding into new turf.
According to signs in the window two doors over — there’s Bumblebee Daycare in between — Root Hill Burger is set to open “very soon.”
Initially, they were scheduled for a September 14th reveal, but in the way of pretty much all restaurants ever, that’s been pushed back to sometime in the not-so-distant future (Twitter says late next week). On the menu: nine signature burgers, “roasted root vegetable batons,” mashed potato balls, roasted corn, and obviously a beet salad, because this is Park Slope. Cali Rivera — formerly of Gramercy Tavern, Seersucker, and Prune — will head the kitchen, working largely with locally-sourced ingredients (pickles from Brooklyn Brine Co, gluten-free bread from Everybody Eats, etc.).
But do we need another burger joint? Gowanus Your Face Off says absolutely yes — despite the many (many) options in Park Slope proper, there are no satisfactory gourmet options close enough for “regular neighborhood snacking’.”