Beef Burger: 3/10
Pork burger: 5/10
So why Rocks Brewing?
She says: A good friend of mine went there and raved about it (actually…now that I think about it perhaps he was talking about Batch Brewery…oops). It is in one of the new developments popping up all through Alexandria which is close to my place so we ducked over on a Sunday afternoon (when they have live music, which was the highiight).
He says: A combo of blog loving and a friend’s (who reads this very blog) recommendation. I also really like beer so all roads seemed to lead to joy on this front. In retrospect ‘seemed’ was the operative word in that sentence.
Pulled Pork Burger – $18
The Big Stopper Burger – $19
Rocks Jalapeños Stoppers – $12
Tell us about the Big Stopper burger?
He says: Firstly I hope that this was just a bad day and am happy for someone to set me straight on what I was missing but the fact was this burger was completely shithouse. The patty was overcooked to the point that it was actually crunchy (which was a first for me). Too much chutney (that redefined bland) and a mushroom that had no business being there with the other elements at play. The kind of burger you’d expect from the dodgy cafe around the corner (that everyone avoids). Genuinely hard to finish.
She says: A little piece of me died when I bit into this burger. There are no positives to share. I only took one bite… I might just skip to the next question.
So then, how did you find the Pulled Pork burger?
She says: This was slightly better than the beef but the pork was very sweet, the bun was a bit stale tasting and mayo had a weird, over eggy taste. I didn’t finish this one either.
He says: This was your standard pulled pork burger. Nothing of particular note but compared to the beef burger it was ok. Pork too sweet (without anything to balance off) and not enough sauce.
And what about the sides?
She says: Poppers! On a menu in Sydney – I was excited to say the least. Excitement was wasted here. They just weren’t up to scratch – they were over battered, under seasoned and super doper chilli. The cream cheese lacked that great tang you usually get with a good popper – disappointing. The chips were probably the best bit of the whole meal and they were pretty standard.
He says: Had one bite and couldn’t go much more. Dry with what tasted like stale breadcrumbs and cheap cheese in the centre. Feel bad being harsh but this was not a pleasant experience. The fries were the highlight of the meal but to be honest they were just standard well cooked and battered chips that you could find anywhere.
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