By Janee Law
The atmosphere of Huntington village’s newest gastropub, Burgerology, is rustic. Light bulbs hang from the ceiling, illustrations of burger equations and faces of notorious scientists like Albert Einstein are drawn on chalkboards, and servers are dressed in white lab coats with the words “Burgerologist” on the front and “Burgerscience” on the back.
Burgers are at the forefront; Burgerology attributes its name to the methodical way the dish is crafted.
Georgia Galatoulas, co-owner of the Huntington village location, which opened Aug. 7, said the foundation of the family-run local restaurant chain is good quality food.
“Everything we make is really fresh. It’s a scratch kitchen, so we make everything in house,” Galatoulas, of Bellmore, said. “Everything is fresh and it’s good quality food.”
There’s something for every Foodie at Burgerology, from delicious salads to sandwiches, delectable burgers, turkey burgers and, of course, eccentric milkshakes.
The first location of the chain opened in Rockville Centre in January. The Huntington village location has opened at 308 Main St., the former location of S.T.A.G.S Tap House.
To start, it’s hard to pass on the fried mac & cheese balls ($8.95), served with cheese sauce and Cajun aioli. A crunchy first bite opens up to the savory and warm mac and cheese center.
Moving on to the main dishes, it’s no wonder the Mac Attack burger ($15.95) is popular. The 8-ounce burger is topped with bacon and succulent mac and cheese, and it’s all sandwiched between a warm pretzel bun.
The cheesesteak burger ($16.95) is sure to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. The juicy 10-ounce burger patty is immersed with mouthwatering caramelized onions, sautéed peppers, melted mozzarella cheese and herb aioli on a torta bun.
For sandwiches, the Banks Steak ($17.95) is a must try for meat lovers. A typical sweet bite includes caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms that pair perfectly with the tender rib-eye, which is served with garlic aioli, and on a baguette.
For a side, the crunchy sweet potato fries ($5.95) are served with a fluffy marshmallow dip. They’re one of many sinful creations listed under the fries portion of the menu, which also includes truffle fries ($8.95), chili fries ($11.95) and onion rings ($5.95).
Customers can also relish in the short rib poutine ($13.95), which brings together crispy house cut fries topped with warm cheese curds, and savory braised short rib, smothered in rich cabernet gravy. There’s also classic poutine ($10.95), served without short rib, on the menu.
There’s also plenty for milkshake lovers to enjoy at Burgerology. The monstrous and edible shakes are, for now, only served at the Huntington location.
“We wanted to introduce it here first because this is our newest store so it’s almost like a grand opening special,” Galatoulas said. “But we will introduce it in RVC as well.”
The Hershey Park ($15) shake consists of a hard milk chocolate cup that’s shaped like a science flask and filled with a cookies-and-cream shake, topped with mini Hershey’s bars, KitKats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, with its rim covered in mini M&M’s. The sinful dessert can make any Foodie beam with delight, a goal for Galatoulas.
“I love seeing the customers happy,” Galatoulas said. “I want them to feel comfortable and I want them to enjoy the food. When they come back over and over again, you know you’re doing a good job.”