I've been on a burger craze of late. I'll begin this post with one of my favorites quotes of How I Met Your Mother:
" Marshall: Just a Burger? Just a burger. Robin, it's so much more than "just a burger." I mean...that first bite—oh, what heaven that first bite is. The bun, like a sesame freckled breast of an angel, resting gently on the ketchup and mustard below, flavors mingling in a seductive pas de deux. And then...a pickle! The most playful little pickle! Then a slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce and a...a patty of ground beef so exquisite, swirling in your mouth, breaking apart, and combining again in a fugue of sweets and savor so delightful. This is no mere sandwich of grilled meat and toasted bread, Robin. This is God, speaking to us in food.
Lily: And you got our wedding vows off the Internet!? "
So pretty much that justifies my burger craze. I've had my fair share; from the recent Chur's, to the new Excelsiors, Rockpool's famous always reliable wagyu, still missing on the lotus one, Plan B's, Fish Shop's crumbed fish burger. Yeah the typical places. Of late, my adventure brings me to Grill'd courtesy of my brother's UNSW buy one get one free voucher. Needless to say, I took him that day for burgers.
It's a nice while unimaginative set out. It's dark and groovy with the slightly overused wood furniture, stools, communal tables, typical dim lighting being the summation of it all. I park myself on the outside seating area where the temperature is cooler.
|Goats Cheese and Hummus 13.5|
|Front Bar 15.5|
|Chicken, Pomegranate and Goat's Cheese 13.9|
|Regular Hot Chips 4.5 w/ Herbed Mayo 0.7|
While undeniably delicious and healthy, it doesn't induce the How I Met Your Mother burger episode sort of feeling:
" Lily: This burger is so good, its like Christmas in my mouth. Meat Christmas.
Ted: Its like an angel from heaven landed in the kitchen of McClaren's... where the chef killed it and ran it through the meat grinder.
Barney: I love this burger so much I want to sew my ass shut "
That's a feeling that only unctuous burgers, I'd be happy to be disagreed with, sadly can lay claim to. It's still pretty darn tasty and has got my tick of approval (not sure how qualified I am) when it comes to health however; over-laden with assorted vegetables and lean meats, although that's what's probably stopping it from being 'the best'. The bandana sporting staff are brilliantly energetic and hospitable although the paying lines system could certainly do with a revamp which becomes especially evident during peak lunch times. It's a definite collision course for the uninitiated. I definite must visit if you're in the need for an above average lunch meal without the guilt. You'll have no trouble finding it with 11 NSW locations. Where is your favourite burger at?
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