Good Time Burgers Verdict: 4/10
Beef Burger: 3/10
Chicken Burger: 4/10
Why Good Time Burgers?
This was another one we heard of via the food blog universe. We were intrigued by the ‘Juicy Lucy’ and the photos on other blogs looked incredible. It down the bottom of the Eastern in Bondi Junction, which is a difficult place to get both Him and me to visit at the best of times. But based on the hype – we decided to give it a go.
I’d come across this one on quite a few food blogs. The ‘Jucy Lucy’ appeared to be a novel cheese lovers delight with the cheese pouring out of the centre of the patty like molten lava.
What did you order?
Tell us about the Juicy Lucy ?
- Juice Lucy – $15.50
- The 34DD - $12.50
- Fries and Aioli
- Mac and Cheese
Bit of an epic fail really. Flavourless sauce, the cheese in the middle tasted like liquid plastic, and the patty akin to something I’d feel more comfortable feeding to a German Shephard. Think cheap ALDI sausage.
This was verging on inedible for me. The meat was super greasy and had that dreaded a sausage meat texture (the kind of thing my friend Georgie would describe as ‘Mystery Meat’). The cheese inside which could have been so awesome, didn’t really taste like much, but just made the burger sloppy and difficult to eat... I am going to stop because I can’t say anything nice about this one.
So then, how did you find the 34DD?
The chicken burger came out piping hot – so hot that when we cut it in half, steam poured out of the chicken. The burger was made of a piece of fried, crumbed chicken, some green leafy lettuce and a whole lot of mayonnaise.... any maybe coleslaw but I can’t remember – maybe He can? The chicken by itself would have made a great schnitzel, and chicken and mayo is an old reliable marriage that has lasted an eternity, but as a whole this burger does not have the required coherence and basically just lacked flavour.
Maybe the kitchen was having a bad day as the only nice thing I can really say about this is that the crumbed chicken was super hot. There was coleslaw involved but the bland meat to burger ratio obliterated everything else around it. The ‘guacamole’ also tasted like one of the cheap ones you buy in plastic tubs at the discount section of the supermarket.
And what about the sides?
The chips were fine, they are double fried which is always nice but the aoli tasted like it was out of a tub. Again we were faced with a disappointing mac and cheese...more cheeeese, please!
The chips were fine but the mac n cheese joined the burgers in ho-hum city.
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