Bernie’s Diner

|| 402 – 404 Argyle Street, Moss Vale, NSW, 2577 ||

dsc02092Bernie’s Diner Verdict: 6/10

Beef Burger: 7/10

Chicken Burger: 3/10

Sides: 7.5/10

So why Bernie’s Diner?

 

 

He says: A Southern Highlands sojourn beckoned and we would be batshit crazy if we didn’t check out what the area had to offer burger wise. According to the interwebs this was the spot.dsc02091

She says: When we go away, anything from a longish drive to an overnight stay, He always manages to find somewhere cool to get a burger. This place is great looking from the outside, old-school diner vibe and easy to find.

What did you order?

The Bernie’s Burger – $13

The Vegas Baby Burger – $11

Cheese Fries- $8

Vanilla Malt Thickshake – $8

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Tell us about the Bernie’s Burger?

He says: Unlike the immaculate 50’s diner style architecture we were surrounded by in Bernie’s their namesake burger borrowed from the legends that are the classic Australian local milk bar/fish and chips shop burger. Think burger with the lot (including the quintessential stalwarts, bacon, egg, pineapple and cheese). Thoroughly enjoyable old school goodness here.

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She saysHaving totally converted to pineapple on burgers, I was pretty excited to give this one a go. This burger was huge, had everything in it and would be totally passable for a hangover cure. If I was going to be picky I would mention the meat, which was a bit overcooked and oily.  But the cheese on this burger was plentiful and well melted, which makes such a difference and while it was not 100 percent my thing, I can see this burger having many loyal fans.

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So then, how did you find the Vegas Baby Burger?

She says:  Its been a while since I have had chicken burger that didn’t blow me away and this burger left me a bit cold. The chicken inside seemed like it might have been pre-batered and frozen. It was super tasteless and could have been a fish finger. The lettuce did have a good crunch, I dig the shredded lettuce on a chicken burg but the cheese wasn’t melted properly and the mayonnaise was wrong tasting, it had that weird texture of the stuff they use in the RSL.  I found it really hard to find positives with this guy.

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He says: Unfortunately this wasn’t my thing. Main issue would be they use a mayonnaise like the ones I used to fear at the school tuckshop (definitely not whole egg style). The chicken here also didn’t quite live up to expectations.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: The cheese fries are a thing of beauty, they are essentially just really hot chips with chese mixed thorugh to melt. They are rich as a social influencer at a yoga festival though so I would limit yourself to a few bites. Oh yeah – the thickshake, it was killer. I hogged the whole thing and it was worth it.

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He says: The cheese fries were worth the trip alone and were nothing more than a generous serve of golden fries coated in a vat of melted cheese. The thickshake was also a cracker.

|| 402-404 Argyle Street, Moss Vale, NSW, 2577 || www.berniesdiner.com.au|| HOURS: Open Seven Days 6am – 10pm

 

Brooklyn Depot

 65 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

dsc02058Brooklyn Depot Verdict: 8/10 

Beef Burger: 8/10

Chicken Burger: 7.5/10

Sides: 8.5/10

So why Brooklyn Depot?

She says: He is just so good at this. I feel like I should have a permanent answer to this question that I cut and paste every time that says “He found this joint. He is a genius at burger stalking. I honestly believe He could find good burgers even if the internet didn’t exist”.

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He says:  Convenient location and a great looking (American styled) menu made us heed the call to Brooklyn Depot.

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What did you order?

  • The Depot Burger – $16
  • The Chicky Babe Burger – $14
  • Pimped Chicken Winglets – $10
  • Garbage Fries – $12
  • Maclovin Balls – $14
  • Gringo Shake – $8

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Tell us about the Depot Burger?

He says:  I’m always appreciating some double patty action so was pretty stoked with this one. Unfortunately the patties definitely erred on the overcooked side of things. Massive fan of the addition of pineapple, hickory smoked bacon and a wonderful Depot special sauce. If only there was a bit more pink in that patty.

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She saysI only ever order the double if my arm has been twisted (or if it has been so long between doubles that I feel bad). It really relies on the meat, the quality and how well it was cooked. Here the quality was pretty good but as he says it was a bit overcooked. Despite that I liked this burger, more so once I removed the second patty. And let it be known, I am a total pineapple convert – and with the bacon and the cheese, oh lordy!

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So then, how did you find the Chicky Babe Burger?

He says: A solid burger with on point chicken, slaw and chipotle mayo. Not really a fan of the so called ‘cowboy caviar’ as its black bean flavour was a little jarring when combined with everything else here.

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She says: I liked this burger – the beans were a little jarring but over all, crispy chook and cheese with coleslaw, always gets me.

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Now, what about the sides?

He says: The winglets (we chose spicy buffalo sauce) were top notch, the garbage fries tasty as fuck, maclovin balls had their moments but were a little dull, and the Gringo shake was as delicious as it sounded on the menu.

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She says:  The sides were super trashy and would be awesome to share with a big group – we were massive pigs and got heaps to ourselves.

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|| 65 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 || http://www.brooklyndepot.com.au/ || HOURS: Open seven days 11am until late

Big Bunz

Shop 1207 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 203

Big Bunz Matraville frontBig Bunz verdict: 9/10

Beef Burger: 9/10

Chicken Burger: 9/10

Sides: 8.5/10

 

So why Big Bunz?

She says: Finding this place was all Him (with a little help from Dr Internet, I imagine). We got a puppy (yay) and the puppy got stung in the eye by a bee (less yay), so we wanted somewhere we could take said Pup because he had to wear one of those shame buckets and we felt bad. Ever resourceful, He came up with this place. They can’t let pups inside but the pooch could sit at the door while we ate at the closest table. (If you look closely in the photo above you can see him by the door on the left  – he sat there, while we ate, and made friends with every person who sat a the bus stop.)

Big Bunz Matraville inside

He says: A late night poker foray bestowed upon me a malignant hangover that whose only cure could surely be burger goodness. With the tremendous She as my chauffeur we arrived in Matraville ready to get amongst some Big Bunz glory.

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What did you order?

  • The Feast Burger – $8.50
  • The Southern Fried Ranch Burger – $9.50
  • Southern Fried Chicken Strips – $9
  • Friez – $4.50
  • Onion Rings – $5.50
  • Big Bunz Shake – $7.50

Big Bunz Matraville Feast burger

Tell us about the Feast Burger?

He says: This was fucking delicious! A soft milk bun (you can choose your bun here) cradled a tasty and well cooked Angus beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion pickles and a delectable “Feast” sauce. Like a fast food burger but with bang on ingredients and preparation. My only issue would be the Spanish onion but that’s a personal gripe. My first time in Matraville has come up trumps.

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She says: The cross section photo of this one is lets it down  and while here it looks like some kind of school-cafeteria grey meat fiesta, it actually tasted much, much better. As he says – bloody good. Fresh, tasty and right on point. This is a burger you would wake up craving.

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So then, how did you find the Southern Fried Ranch Burger?

She says: The chicken in this bad boy tasted how you think KFC will taste when you see the ads – crispy, slightly spiced and delicious (which is not how KFC tastes IRL IMHO). The chook and the sauces were ample, which is the way to our hearts. Bacon, mayo, fresh salad bits – great work Big Bunz!

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He says:  Perhaps I’m prone to hyperbole or maybe it was the hangover talking but this was another burger highlight for the year. The fried chicken was close to perfect in every department and when mingled with bacon, cheese and a cracker of a ranch sauce my Saturday morning hangover woes may have just found a panacea.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says:  These onion rings were up there with the best I’ve had. Perhaps because they were so batter-y that you could hardly taste the onion and they were crunchy as all hell (I am not a huge onion ring fan – the less onion you can taste the better in my book). The rest of the sides were pretty good,  the chicken strips were just a bit rich for me and the marshmallows in the thick shake has a really strange musty taste but the shake itself was thick and delicious – the majority of it was gone about 3 minutes after it hit the table. And while the chips were pretty standard, large and soft, the sauces that came with the them were off the chain.

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He says: All the sides here were superb with a special shout out going to the chicken strips (whose leftovers got me through the following evening) and the sauces that accompanied them. I feel like waving a lighter in the air in deference of the day Big Bunz saved my life.

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|| Shop 1207 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 2036 || Website||

HOURS: Open Wednesday – Sunday 10:30am – 8:30pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

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Kepos Street Kitchen

96 Kepos Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016

DSC01930Kepos Street Kitchen verdict: 8.5/10

Lamb Burger: 8.5/10

Chicken Burger: 8.5/10

Sides: 6/10

 

So why The Kepos Street Kitchen?

She says This was another of His suggestions. I didn’t realise that it was a fancy restaurant and when we turned up I have to admit I sulked a bit because I was sure they couldn’t do great burgers if they weren’t in our favourite American style. Oh, how wrong I was.

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He says: This has been on our list for yonks and looked to be a nice switch up from the American diner styled burgers we’d been scoffing down of late.

What did you order?

  • The Lamb Kefta Burger – $18
  • The Southern Fried Chicken Burger – $18
  • Vanilla Milkshake- $7

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Tell us about the Lamb Kefta Burger?

He says:  They said the meat on this was served medium rare but it was definitely on the rare side of things (it was kind of like a burger tartare!) which is something I’m not used to but adapted to quite quickly. The harissa relish and kohlrabi slaw further heaved this little middle eastern inspired delight into enjoyablility.

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She saysThis burger was really special and very different. It WAS super rare, like He says, when I ate it it was almost like a juicy steak tartare on bread (which I realise sounds gross but which was actually really great). Not for the faint of heart. But the freshness of the apples and mint was perfect with the richness of the lamb. It was a really great burger. Not our usual style but delicious.

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So then, how did you find the Southern Fried Chicken Burger?

She says: This was a massive burg, and the mayo was bright yellow. I was almost expecting it to have that earthy turmeric taste. But it was magic, juicy chicken, crunchy schnitzel batter and lots of sauce. Another smashing burg.

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He says: This bad boy is listed on the menu as a sandwich so I took the liberty of renaming it for them. A generous couple of chunks of juicy schnitzel make friends here with coleslaw and chermoula mayo. It’s delicious but lost points for arriving at the table strangely cold (as if it had been sitting on the counter too long) and the brioche bun was a touch on the dry side.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: The sides were a bit meh, as He says below this isn’t really a place where sides are going to kick any goals. The chips were good, fat and juicy, but I wasn’t super unimpressed with the milkshake.

He says: This is a café (the other stuff on the menu looked tremendous) so it’s hard to get too grumpy on them regarding their lack of traditional burgering feast sides. The fries served with the burger were standard but tasty if, again unfortunately, a little on the cold side upon arrival. The milkshake needed a whole lot more sweet syrup to stand up to my tastes but each to their own.


|| 96 Kepos Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016 || Website ||

HOURS: Open 7 days,

Monday – Saturday 7:30am – 10:30pm

Sunday 8am – 3pm

 

Kepos Street Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bangbang Cafe

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Bangbang Cafe verdict: 9/10

Beef Burger: 9.2/10

Chicken Burger: 9/10

Sides: 7/10

 

So why The Bangbang Cafe?

She says He was having a rough morning so we decided to stay close-ish to home and try a burg that He has been talking about for ages. The photos of the burgers here looked just like the kind of thing required to feed this monstrous hangover.

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He says: After demolishing schnitzels and way too many beers the night before my spectacular love, She, decided to drive my sorry hung-over ass over to Bangbang in Surry Hills. Turned out to be a great call.

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What did you order?

  • The All Star Burger with Bacon – $17
  • The Fried Chicken Burger – $13.90
  • Chocolate Milkshake- $5

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Tell us about the All Star Burger?

He says: Cheezus this was good! A terrific wagyu patty mingled with smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, added bacon and a mind blowingly good Bangbang sauce. My only complaint would be the bun had a touch of the ‘Sunday stales’ but that’s a minor quibble.  Seriously that sauce was truly banging (yeah I did it, soz)!

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She saysThis was simple and delicious. Great tender meat with lots of sauce, the whole thing was really tasty.  held together well, the cheese was melted to perfection.  You should try these burgers, they are special.

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So then, how did you find the Fried Chicken Burger?

She says: Wow. A very, very nice burger. The fried chicken was key, and there was just enough  of it. It was tender and moist and would have been awesome even by itself. Double cheese, crunchy coleslaw, lettuce and tomato topped with generous lashings of  saucy-mayo goodness. The filling worked perfectly with the crunchy chicken. Very solid work.

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He says: Really fucking great hangover tonic this one as well with the stars being the buttermilk chicken and the Sriracha sauce coleslaw. The bun had the same issue but the once again the Bangbang sauce smashed it out of the park.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: The chips were perfectly suitable, nothing special but just right. Macca’s style with lots of salt. The milkshake was the only let down of this whole meal. I am not sure if it was on the menu. Because of his fairly average feels, He just ordered it (said like it was his dying wish) so perhaps the waitress just whipped it up to try and cheer him up. Anyway had a bit of the hot-chocolate-powder-mixed-with-milk vibe that my ma used to try and sneak past us as kid. No mum, milkshakes have lots and lots of ice cream and are made in a blender!

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He says: Not much by way of the sides but the fries served with the burger (great value for money here) were on point and a force to be reckoned with when doused in aioli. The shake was more of an iced chocolate than a milkshake but the sugar hit still sated my post inebriation thirst.


|| 113 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 ||  Facebook ||

HOURS:

Open 7 days, 7:30am – 3:30pm

 

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Burgers Anonymous

DSC01812Burgers Anonymous verdict: 8.5/10

 

Beef Burger: 8.5/10

Chicken Burger: 8.5/10

Sides: 8.5/10

 

So why Burgers Anonymous?

He says:  A long gestating proposal to share a burger with the awesome Bianca from For Food’s Sake resulted at us hitting up Burger’s Anonymous.

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She says: Like he says, it was almost the burger date that never happened. But then it did, and it was a heap of fun.

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What did you order?

  • The Eazy-E Burger with Crack Bacon – $14
  • The Chooklyn Burger with cheese – $15
  • Maple Mayhem Chicken Wings – $8
  • Loaded Fries – $6

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Tell us about the Eazy-E Burger?

He says:  This was great without being outstanding. Pretty close to an upmarket Hungry Jacks burger in taste. I’d prefer a softer bun and the patty a little more on the pink side but these are minor quibbles. The BA sauce raised the game tenfold and you’d be a total dick if you didn’t add crack bacon to this bad boy.

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She saysPretty solid burger, not outstanding but if I lived close by this would definitely be one of my staples. The insides were great but I think the bun let it down. I wasn’t crazy about the bun on either of these burgers, it was perhaps a bit too ry?

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So then, how did you find the Chooklyn Burger?

She says: That piece of chicken was huge, and cooked really well! This burger was easily my favourite, nice crisp salad, great warm cheese  and tonnes of sauce. Again, a solid burger that you would go back for.

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He says:  A chicken schnitzel styled patty that did wonders when combined that BA sauce and sweet BBQ. Again a bit of a bun issue here but damn if it was freaking delicious.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: The chicken wings were great – sticky and sweet but with nice moist chicken inside. The fries were decadent and delicious however not for the faint hearted (they would be great friends with a hangover.)

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He says: I was a massive fan of both of these. The loaded fries had the aforementioned bang on BA sauce (seriously you dunk anything in this and it would taste delicious) with Crack Bacon and I’m a fan of a sweet and spicy combo when it comes to wings these were right up my alley.


|| 80 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 || Instagram || HOURS: Open seven days 11:30am – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Goodtime Burgers

Goodtime Burgers verdict: 8.5/10

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Beef Burger: 8.5/10

Chicken Burger: 9.3/10 

Sides: 8/10

 

So why Goodtime Burgers? 

She says: We had heard (read)  good things since the kitchen had changed (full disclosure, the new chef is the brother of a friend) and we wanted to check it out, even despite the Juicy Lucy fiasco of ’14. Note: we were so hungry that the photos are some of the worst to ever grace the fair pages of this blog. I am sorry, but sometimes it happens when the immediate need for food trumps the future requirement for good pics for the blog.

He says: I didn’t have particularly fond memories of our last visit to Goodtime but a kitchen revamp coupled with a whole lot of hype and some mouth watering food porn floating online in the form of photos of their new burgers had us primed to embrace the chance for redemption. I’m glad we went back. 

What did you order?

  • The Good Ol’ Time Burger – $11
  • The Wingman – $13
  • Mac & Cheese Balls – $10
  • Truffle, Rosemary and Parmesan Fries – $7

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Tell us about the Good Ol’ Time Burger?

He says: Starving and a touch hungover this little fella couldn’t have arrived at a better time. A patty wedged between cheese, tomato, pickles, lettuce, chutney and mayo that instantly put a smile back on my face. The patty was a little overcooked for my liking but this is a minor gripe and any burger that arrives with a mac & cheese ball plunged into it’s pretty head immediately has the keys to my heart.

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She says: This was a pretty solid burger.  Not a game changer like its chicken brother but good fresh ingredients, put together well with great proportions. 

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So then, how did you find the Wingman Burger?

She says: This was my highlight, juicy fried chicken, good crisp slaw, nice proportions – so not so much chicken you sometimes forget you are eating a burger. great sauce to everything else ratio, good soft, slightly sweet bun. And bacon. Very, very nice!

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He says: This along with Radiohead’s new album and QLD state of origin victory will go down in my highlight reel of 2016. Glorious southern fried buttermilk chicken that was sheer fucking magic when married to heavenly melted American cheese, kale slaw, ‘porky pig’ bacon and a whole lot of sauce. In the upper echelon of Sydney’s finest chicken burgers and cheers for that cheeky little chicken wing skewered on top chef!

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And what about the sides? 

She says: By the time I got to the sides I was already so full, but there is nothing that can stop me when it comes to a mac and cheese ball. Great, cheesy and salty (which can sometimes be a problem) and served with the same mustardy delicious sauce as the chicken burg. And the parmesan fries were a good little goer. We ordered too much so the sides are somewhat tinged with guilt for me but I am not going to lie, I would do it all again!

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He says: The combo of G.T.B. Special Sauce with Mac & Cheese balls were the little balls of cheesy love that kept on giving. The fries were good enough but had a lack of the promised truffle, rosemary and parmesan.


|| Ground Floor, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022 || (02) 93877828 || website||

OPENING HOURS:

LUNCH

MON to SAT 11:30AM – 4PM,

SUN 1PM – 5PM,

DINNER

MON to SAT 6PM – 10PM, SUN 5PM – 9PM

Guilty

DSC01748 (1)Guilty verdict: 9.1/10

Beef Burger (Rowdy): 9.4/10

Other Beef Burger: 8.0/10

Sides: 9/10

 

So why Guilty?

She says: This place is the (I think) third burger joint from internet burger man Jimmy’s Burgers. He has a couple of places in Melbourne and the dude seems to know his stuff. Also he uses our friend Eli’s pastrami (check out their Ruben the Eli’s Ruby when you go) so the fella must have taste.

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He says: The photos of the burgers at this place had me all sweaty and lusty like from the get go. With an ever growing list of burger joints to try (we are amidst Sydney’s burger golden age and it’s almost like there’s a new place opening every week!) this was at the top of our esteemed list.

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What did you order?

  • The Rowdy Double Jeopardy Burger – $17
  • The Kecksburger – $10
  • Tots To Life- $8

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Tell us about the Rowdy Dowdy Double Jeopardy Burger ?

He says:  This was a superb burger. The double patties, both salted and cooked to perfection, melted in the mouth upon arrival.  Add to that a sensational soft milk bun, crispy bacon, glorious cheese and juicy jalapenos (a nice alternative to pickles) and a burger star has been born.

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She saysI have never been quiet about my distaste for the double but on this menu it was really the only other viable choice and after eating it, I am so glad of that. This burger was one of my favourites this year. The patties were magical, somehow creamy and luscious but also a bit crumbly. The double meat was just right, even with the bacon, no were near the super rich meat overload of other doubles I have tried. The bun was great, soft by not too soft, the cheese was plentiful, the bacon crispy and packed with flavour, over all this burger just kicked all the goals. Try it.

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So then, how did you find the Kecksburger?

She says: Pretty significant difference between this burger and the pervious. So much so that I think perhaps we god a dud. The bun was way to tasted, resulting in a very dry, hard burger and the patty had none of its predecessor luxuriousness – it was over cooked and a bit tasteless.

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He says:  Not as good as it’s bigger sibling but still a solid little burger. The bun was a little on the stale side and the patty was overcooked a little.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: Tater tots are some of my favourite potato incarnations. These were up there with the best, crispy, salty, doused in just enough (read actually not that much) cheese sauce, caramelised onion and bacon bits. Rich, too much but bloody awesome.

He says: Crispy tater tots covered in cheese sauce, bacon and caramelised onion that tasted even better than that just sounds. Next time I’d attempt to up the game with double cheese and chicken salt.


|| 105/46-50 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW || https://www.facebook.com/Guilty-533272270167854/ ||

HOURS: Mon-Sat 11am-12am; Sun 11am-10pm
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Big Daddy’s Burger Bar

DSC01728Big Daddy’s Burger Bar verdict: 6/10

 

Beef Burger: 5/10

Chicken Burger: 6/10

Sides: 7/10

 

So why Big Daddy’s?

He says: Being a Newtown local I’d seen this place coming up and had gawked in with interest every time I walked past. I’m a sucker for American styled diner food and when I came across a few solid reviews online there were no longer any excuses to avoid Big Daddy’s.

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She says:  As you can see form the photos this place has a lot going on. we managed to snag a booth (because booths are the way to go) and hid up the back with our hangovers.

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What did you order?

  • The SAYMYNAME Burger – $12
  • The Honey Mustard Chicken Burger – $12
  • Cheesy Fries- $8
  • 3 Chicken Wings – $7
  • Rock Salt Caramel Shake – $6

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Tell us about the SAYMYNAME Burger?

He says: Unfortunately this was really disappointing. The bun was a touch on the stale side, the patty was both way overcooked and lacking flavour (or quality meat) and there was nowhere near enough mayo. We did decide to get this one without the mushrooms (She is not a fan) so maybe that threw the flavour profile out but somehow I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the problem.

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She saysThis burger wasn’t at all my thing. The meat was the worst part. I’ll leave it at that.  

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So then, how did you find the Honey Mustard Chicken Burger?

She says: This was my preferred burger of the two (which is strange because I am not usually a fan of a grilled chicken burg) but it was still just ok. The chicken was well cooked, staying soft and moist (urgh, sorry). The mayo sauce however wasn’t quite right, it was a bit overpowering.  The bun let both of these burgers down and the shredded lettuce had a real left-out-overnight vibe. Also, there wasn’t much going on flavour wise, mostly due to the overwhelming sauce, there wasn’t a point of difference to lift the flavours.

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He says: Very fast food styled but relatively tasty. The chicken seemed as if it was poached (or maybe just microwaved) but was juicy. The addition of cheese worked well but again the burger needed more mayo.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: The milkshake was the saving grace of this meal, if the sides score was purely on the milkshake alone they would have received a 9.5 from me. It was super thick, rich and featured nuggets of honeycomb at the bottom, which you got in every sip and spoke to me as a hokey-pokey ice cream fan. The curly fries were good on their own, and the cheese-in-a-can sauce has a weird place in my heart (next the canned spaghetti jaffles) but the bits of bacon sprinkled on top were no good. They were that dry, pink, strange bacon bits you get in your Bakers Delight cheese and bacon roll that should never be served outside such a bready home. The blue sauce that came with the chicken wings will haunt my nightmares for years to come, but the wings alone were alright – average pub food style.

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He says: A real mixed bag. The cheesy curly fries (with a whole heap of cheese sauce, sour cream and bacon on top) did the job but weren’t as good as they threatened to be upon first glance. The chicken wings were oily but did hit the spot although I’d avoid the weird blue cheese sauce next time. The Rock Salt Caramel shake was the highlight of the meal and was reminiscent of a certain ice cream flavour She seemed particularly fond of.


|| 227 King Street, Newtown, NSW, 2042 || www.bigdaddysburgerbar.com.au || (02) 95174335 ||

HOURS:

Monday to Thursday 11:00am – 10:30pm,

Friday – Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm

 

D’munchies

DSC01693D’munchies verdict: 7/10

Beef Burger: 7/10

Chicken Burger: 7/10

Sides: 7/10

 

So why D’munchies?

She says:  This is local to us, and seemed like a cute idea. When we heard on the internet that they would be serving deep-fried, ravioli nachos and our eyeballs changed to thumbs up signs and we hightailed it over there.
He says:
Sydney’s first ‘stoner café’ as a concept would have tempted me to travel as far out into the suburbs as need be. The fact that this place opened close to the top of our street had us headed there pumped and suitably famished in their first week of business.

DSC01672What did you order?

  • The Dutch Oven Burger – $12
  • The J-Rizzler Chicken and Cheetohs Burger – $16
  • Curry Cheese Chips – $5

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Tell us about the Dutch Oven Burger?

He says:  Very similar in style to the type burger you’d order in a nice hotel via room service in the 90’s. The patty needed salt though and the bun, although a better brioche than I’ve had of late, was literally dripping in oil. Tasty initially but lacking a diversity in flavours and far too rich in the long run.

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She saysI disagree with His salt point, I think there was definitely enough. This burger had heaps of flavour, heaps of sauce and heaps of oil. I was a fan but we both did live to regret it. It was so buttery and rich that about half an hour after we gutsed these burgers, they knocked us for 6 and we were forced to go home and watch movies all day. The quintessential stoner past time (apart from the obvious)!

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So then, how did you find the J-Rizzler Chicken Burger?

He says: The chicken seemed to be fried for too long as the batter had fallen off the chicken itself. Definitely had a good crunch to it though and the whole burger would have improved tenfold with about triple the amount of (Cheetohs cheese) sauce as I couldn’t taste any of it. The inclusion of a, also slightly overcooked, hash brown did win me over though.

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She says: Wow – that was some crunchy chicken. Dare I say, it was too crunchy? A whole side of my bit was just dry, crunchy batter. The other side, with a better chicken to batter ratio was good though. The hashbrown scored some points and with the cheese sauce this burger also played a massive role in our taking in an afternoon movie marathon.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: Hrmmmm curry cheese fries sounded interesting and tasted – well – interesting? The cheese wasn’t melted which always makes me sad and the curry sauce had this strange tang to it. Eating them was a bit like watching car-crash television, I couldn’t stop consuming it but I didn’t like it. The chips by themselves were real winners though. I really liked these fries – they were the reconstituted potato style and tasted like the salt was actually IN the chip rather than just on it. Delicious!

He says: The chips themselves were crunchy and had a great batter to them. The curry cheese chips didn’t really do it for me. The idea is sound but I think they might need to do a little work on the curry sauce itself as a perfect marriage with cheese and chips it does not form.


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