OnlyBurger is on a roll. The food truck’s humanely raised, locally butchered burgers proved so popular that owner Brian Bottger opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Hope Valley Square in 2010. Now he has fired up the grill at a second location at the American Tobacco Campus, next to Ed Mitchell’s ‘Que in the new Diamond View III Building adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The food menu will be the same as at the original location, but Bottger plans to expand the selection of liquid refreshments. He’ll offer a rotating selection of draft beers (and Aviator root beer on tap) as soon as the ABC license comes through, and will add old-fashioned milkshakes made with Homeland Creamery ice cream in the coming weeks.
The new OnlyBurger location (359 Blackwell St.; 919-237-2431; onlyburger.com) further raises the ante with a dining area with twice the seating of the original, decorated in a whimsical food truck motif. A separate private room is available for small parties. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m., seven days a week. Closing times are still in flux, but you can expect them to remain open at least until 8 p.m. Except next Sunday (Octoer 12), that is, when they’ll be closing after lunch service.