Burgers By Josh Pop Up


burgersbyjoshimageBurgers By Josh Pop Up verdict: 9/10

 

Beef Burger: 9.4/10

Other Beef Burger: 8.5/10

Sides: 9/10

[Photo credit: Burgers by Josh Facebook Page]

So why Burgers By Josh?

He says: We missed his tenure at Danno’s in Dee Why and his various pop ups throughout Sydney and, after hearing nothing but rapturous recommendations about this guys burgers, there was no fucking way we were missing him this time.

She says:  Josh’s reputation precedes him. His work at Danno’s was received so well that we look like big idiots having missed it (well, Dee Why though… come on!). Also – I work in the veritable food desert that is North Sydney so any chance to see Him during the work day AND eat a burg is not to be sniffed at! (Note: Burgers by Josh have announced they will be open at North Sydney’s Upperdeck through the month of January, so get in quick!)

What did you order?

  • The J Burger – $13
  • The Infamous Primo Burger – $20
  • Jurassic Fries – $12

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Tell us about the J Burger?

She says: Firstly, the actual burger in real life is not blurred. The burger here is blurred because of my excitement to get stuck in. And I was right to be exited. This was a lovely little burger. Good soft bun, the perfect amount of melted American cheese, great pickles and a good sharp onion. And awesome amount of really flavoursome J Sauce. This was one of the few burgers that did not leave us wishing for more sauce.

He says: An exercise in simplicity that serves as an instant classic. I’d sleep on a pillow of patties like this and don’t even start me on the J Sauce. Great stuff.

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So then, how did you find the Infamous Primo Burger?

He says: I love a double patty but there seemed like there was maybe just too much going on here for my liking. Everything on its own (bacon, iceberg lettuce, double American cheese, onion rings, jalapenos and jalapeno poppers) was sound but I could maybe survive by dropping one. Still this was another great burger nonetheless.

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She says: It’s no secret that I just put up with the double patty because I know He loves them, and really, how hard is it just top remove a patty? Well – actually here it was pretty hard because the patties were expertly glued together with melted American cheese slices. So – my burger fell apart, but it was still good, but it was so rich it made me wish we had post-burger snooze hammocks at work. It is like the J Burger on steroids and dressed to party. So maybe only order it if you are on steroids and dressed to party.

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Now, what about the sides?

She says: As the person who ate most of the Jurassic fries I can report that they were pretty bloody more-ish. The type of snack where you aren’t quite sure about at first but then you keep going back until they are nearly gone and He isn’t back from feeding the meter so you have to spread the remaining fries around to make it look like you didn’t eat quite so many. But then you eat more of the spread out fries and the game is up, He comes back you are obviously a guts who ate all the fries!

He says: These were next level. Perfectly crisp beer battered fries coated in the respectively magnificent cheese and Primo sauces.


|| Greenwood Plaza, 36 Blue Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060 (NOW CLOSED but opened again at North Sydney’s Upperdeck through the month of January) || www.burgersbyjosh.com ||

HOURS:

Tues 11:30 – 2:30

Wed- Fri 11:30am – 9pm

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Five Points

IMG_6982Five Points Verdict: 9/10 

 

Beef Burger: 9/10

Chicken Burger: 7.5/10

Sides: 8.5/10

 

So why Five Points?

She says: I work in North Sydney and talk about burgers and this blog at work A LOT (it’s kind of a one lady direct marketing plan that I figured out, basically I hound people until they follow or subscribe (heeeey you should also subscribe – it’s just down on the right hand side of the page)). Anyway it is a bit shameful that we hadn’t been there yet but I blame Five Points for not opening on the weekend. So He came in to meet me one lunch time and gave them a go. The line at 12:30 on a Friday was not as bad as I had warned him but after we ordered the place went crazy.

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He says: This has been our go to list since it opened but the weekday hours have made it inconvenient. Finally we were presented with an opportunity for a lovely Friday lunch jaunt and had to take it. To say I was expecting big things would be an understatement.

What did you order?

  • The Bronx Burger – $12.50
  • The Queens Burger – $11
  • Beer Battered Fries – $4
  • Salted Caramel Milkshake – $6

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Tell us about the Bronx Burger?

He says: Undeniably a solid burger and I was a massive fan of the patty in particular. The aioli, onion jam, bun and cheese are also worth a mention (although I could have done with more of the two sauces). The whole thing was let down by the bacon which was both hard and cold. On another day (and perhaps with lower expectations) I assume this would climb a little higher on my ‘loved’ list.

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She saysThis burger came out looking like a regular old burger beauty queen. That cheese – it was almost too much. This was one of those moments where I want to eat first, photo later (and that is why you might notice a little blur here and there. Big sorry!) And when I tasted it first thought was, ‘Good burger’. I was ready not to love the brioche looking bun but it worked well and the onion jam really wasn’t too sweet. The meat was cooked just right, but He is on the money, hard bacon stole some points from this burger. Oh and the pickles were nice counterpoint – without them it could have verged on entering Too-Salty Town.

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So then, how did you find the Queens Burger?

She says: The new OBM motto, decided on just now is ‘More Sauce!’ and it is perfect for this very situation. This burger wasn’t up there with my faves – not even my favorite grilled chicken burgers (see Sould burger for great chicken). It was let down by a) the sauce b) the same bacon problems as before c) less cheese and e) just general meh chook. Totally edible and a filler if you for some reason don’t want beef but I would never order it over the Bronx.

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He says: Would have much preferred the chicken to have been fried here as its grilled counterpart was rather dry. Again had the same issue with the bacon as with the Bronx burger. Would stick to just their beef burgers in the future.

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 Now, what about the sides?

He says: The beer battered chips had me all nostalgic with their hotel room service on overdrive type vibe and were lifted even further by the aioli dipping sauce. Salted caramel shake was as good as they come.

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She says: Hotel fries!! Always a winner and make me want a club sandwich. The milkshake was good – salty and sweet just how I like ’em.


|| 124 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060 || https://instagram.com/fivepointsburgers ||

HOURS:

Open Monday to Friday 11:30am – 5:30pm

 

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