Black Cattle Burger Co.—from the brains of local restaurateur Shan Bakrac and Benson Hospitality Group—opened today at 17 3rd St N. in the 200 block of The Burg’.
Juicy smashburgers are the star of Black Cattle’s menu, but chicken sandwiches, hand-breaded chicken tenders, fries and salads are offered as well. Although its burgers are customizable, there are a few specials like its "Black Pearl," which comes with two patties, cheese, griddled mushrooms, pickles and truffle aioli. And there’s soft serve ice cream for dessert, too.
The burger joint's motto is "We're Reclaiming Classic," and Benson Hospitality's Corey Rose says that their burgers "are the perfect blend of ground chuck, brisket, and short rib that don't need anything other than classic yellow American cheese to make it one of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted."
Black Cattle Burger Co. is now open from 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.-3 a.m. from Thursday-Saturday. Follow its new Instagram page at @blackcattleburgers for the latest news on downtown’s newest burger spot.
Bakrac opened Top Slice Pizzeria— his debut restaurant and Black Cattle Burger Co.'s next door neighbor—in 2018, as the new burger joint and upcoming fusion eatery are his second and third concepts in St. Petersburg.