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B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park
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Jon Bloostein, owner of the Heartland Brewery restaurants, reopened his fun-lovin’ barbecue joint, Spanky’s, as HB Burger. Though the decor has been stripped down and gussied up a bit, nothing on the menu is over $9, including the house burger (a blend of flank, chuck, and prime rib), the mini-burgers (which you can see in the slideshow), the tater tots stuffed with bacon and jalapeno cheese, the sashimi-grade tuna burger with wasabi sauce and ginger slaw, homemade sodas, and “the world’s smallest hot-fudge sundae” (well, we should hope the latter isn’t over $9).