Tasty Burger

Monday, November 27, 2006

Tat Burger

Up in Tatura for my nephew's christening, millhouse and I rediscovered the backyard barbie burger in Tatura. Tireless time was the undisputed master of BBQ, the engine room of any good burger.

No mucking about, this burger cut straight to the chase with only the Aussie ingredients you know you want: pineapple, beetroot, coleslaw. Alongside a Boags this was a very tasty burger. Sorry no grid reference for this one as it was sadly the last backyard BBQ we will have in Tat... sniff! STZ


Monday, November 20, 2006

quadruple bypass burger

A Hamburger To Die For. http://www.heartattackgrill.com/

Customers who have room for more can also order French fries "fried in pure lard" and can purchase cigarettes off the menu. As a courtesy, the restaurant offers its "best customers" a wheelchair service to their cars by waitresses dressed in slinky nurses' outfits.

Monday, November 13, 2006

From the ashes of Tolarno rises... Barney Allen's

The painted red walls, framed versions of Tolarno's old frescoes, several familiar faces, the barrel, and Elvis Costello in the background were there when Zombie and Dub walked into Barney Allen's - Iain Hewitson's new joint on Fitzroy St, St Kilda, next door to the Pelican. The man himself was at the bar, with an evil glint in his eye. We looked at the menu and a few seconds of scanning told us all we needed to know.


The bun has changed somewhat - now wider and lighter than before. It's a lot easier to get through so you will be able to walk rather than waddle away at the end of the experience. However, make no mistake friends, this burger is every bit as good as the original.

It's been a few long wintry months since this burger was last seen around these parts but the minute's silence given at the St Kilda charity cup has proven to be premature.



Thursday, November 09, 2006


I put my body on the line on a regular basis for this blog. I would be a vegetarian if I wasn't blogging burgers, and I know what you are thinking: just blog vege burgers. Yes, I thought of that and may yet go that way and almost did this time but didn't. I don't want to bring you down with my life issues but lately my reviews seem to be a solo effort which of course is never quite as much fun but.. (Neal voice) "oh sorry, I'm bringing you down aren't I".

überburger in Time Square, Singapore is next door to the Very popular and always full Paulaner brewery. Just this once I walked past the waiting crowd and directly into a booth at this designer joint. I was hoping to blend in but a bit hard when you are some eccentric grey-haired Aussie poking a camera into every corner of the place. Apart from some quasi-industrial architecture they did have Champions League going on several large LCD screens which saves me the embarrasment of reading my placemat all night and a great comeback from Chelsea against Barca in the end.

I asked for the Wagyu burger (S$32) but that wasn't available so did I want the ($101) Wagyu steak? No, I'll go for the S$29 "übmonster colossal 250g chopped sirloin with emmenthaler cheese, hickory sauce, bacon, crispy salad + vine-riped tomato obscene buck of fries" thanks. No problem.

Whilst waiting I observe the burger flipping Indian lads in their ventilated fishtank, the conveyer delivery system from the fishtank to front counter, the Warhol-styled art and hanging industrial chain.

My 1 litre of happy hour Hoegaarden arrives then the fries in an actual steel bucket. Feeling better by this point.

Next is my übmonster which I will rate as tasty, beef nice enough, nice presentation. No problem at all. By this stage very full and I decline the "sweet burger mini donut with chocolate ice cream, fresh mango, strawberries & kiwi in the form of a burger". Noting that the Chelsea v Barca game is finished and I am now watching the PLC Levski Sofia goalie give away a shocking own-goal to Werder Bremen I pay the bill and go.

What am I trying to say? I think this was a good burger and trying very hard (perhaps a bit too hard) to create a unique experience in a competitive market. That said I would go back next time with friends and enjoy the happy hour. Next time I'll try the vege burger.


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Not that kind of weed...

No burgers and no surfing in this one, but we're ready for a party now Dave.... give us a few weeks for some warmer weather.

Lockie & Sergio

Monday, November 06, 2006


Post heading refers to the crummy surf conditions that Dave has laid on for the long weekend, seems like he may be colluding with the spring racing carnival to dissuade surfing punters? So without any tasty waves to blog, I've dug out some pics from an improvised middle-eastern burger Sergio and I concocted a few weeks ago. Reminiscent of George's Marvelous Medicine, I couldn't tell you what was in the patties; except to say that it was a random mix of morrocan spices found above our stove. Rather pungent while cooking it all turned out damn tasty in the end, but note in the final photo that I let Serge have first bite ... just in case.