Category Archives: Fitzroy

Belle’s Hot Chicken

Belle’s Hot Chicken
150-156 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
+61 3 9077 0788
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After a tiring week, there’s nothing like a tucking into some good calorie-exploding artery-clogging apply-tongue-to-digits Southern fried chicken. The Angmoh and I got seated at the bar at Belle’s on a Friday evening after rocking up without having made a reservation. The restaurant does a modern take on the classic American diner, keeping the neon signage and booths with the latter decked in a handsome tan of treated wood. A turntable spins out some sleek vinyl tunes which is mostly drowned out by the buzz and chatter from patrons.

Belle’s specialises in fried chicken that comes in varying degrees of spice and heat. Never one to back down from a challenge, I ordered the hottest, the five out of five, the “really f***ing hot!”. Having had a spicy Sichuan meal the very night before, The Angmoh had to allow his stomach walls to reline and wussed onto a choice of medium heat. I did get a dipping sauce of ranch, just in case the habanero with ghost peppers were simply too much.

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(Left) House made sweet tea $6
(Right) Tenders, old bay fries $16

As we waited for our food, I sipped on some house-made tea. It was refreshingly icy, sweet and minty, another perfect cooler for the potential mouth-burning experience. Our meals came in little red plastic baskets, with a slice of white bread at the very bottom, possibly to absorb the oil and juices. Fat pickles adorned the meat with our choice of sides placed, well, at the side.

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Dark meat (drumstick and thigh), coleslaw $16
Belles ranch dressing $2

The Angmoh liked his chicken tenders but mentioned that, in future, will get a bone-in cut instead. There was much more going on in my drum and thigh cuts: more flavour, more juices, more crispy skin. As for my seasoning, it was indeed hot enough to induce some nose-sniffling and lip-tingling but I am proud to admit that not once did I reach for my tea and the ranch sauce barely had a dent in it when we left.

Belle’s fried chicken is pretty damn awesome. Grab a few mates who like a heat challenge and split a tub. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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Addict Food and Coffee

Addict Food and Coffee
240 Johnston Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3605
+61 3 9415 6420
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Brunch at Addict happened after the Booos and I returned to Melbourne after our Bhutan trip. We had had enough of sautéed veg in soy or oyster sauce and were hankering for a good decent Western brunch that included words like ‘sourdough’ and ‘poached’.

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(Top) Seasonal blend piccolo latte $3.80
(Bottom) Single origin Ethiopia Bulga piccolo latte $4.20

We zipped to Collingwood to check out Addict after having seen delicious tempting photos on Instagram. As we perched at the window seats watching the traffic on Johnston Street pass by, Fakebooo and I indulged in our coffees. Having gone coffee-free for the past 2 weeks, our first sips of Melbournian-coffee went down a treat with eyes-closed appreciation. Fakebooo’s Ethiopian single origin tasted of milk chocolate while my seasonal blend had notes of berries and biscuits. Yum.

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Corn fritters with kasundi, haloumi, poached eggs and a coriander and mizuna salad $18

Fakebooo had corn fritters, a Melbourne brunch classic. This was a dish loaded with flavour, with Middle Eastern spices in the fritters, sweetness from the corn and the haloumi and fetta providing some savouriness. The generous serve made Fakebooo’s tum very satisfied.

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Potato hash and mushroom duxelles with roasted field mushroom, a poached egg and caramelised onion $18

As for Fakebooobooo and I, we both had our eye on the mushroom on hash. The potato stack was a good inch thick with lovely crisp edges, topped with a buttery soft roasted field mushie and a gooey poached egg balanced on the peak, making one hell of a delicious tower. All the elements worked harmoniously, especially the sweet caramelised onion balancing out the salty mushroom duxelle.

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Having been deprived of Melbourne food for a few weeks, Addict certainly ticked all the boxes, satisfying our craving for quality brunch food and making us feel right back at home.

 

 

 

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Stagger Lee’s

Stagger Lee’s
276 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
+61 3 9419 5564

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I’ve kinda fallen off the bandwagon keeping up with Melbourne’s newest eateries. There’s always something new and something delicious and I’ll be honest, I’ve gotten jaded. And I also want to re-visit some of the places that I’ve previously been to. There’s just too many places to check out, too many new dishes to try and my ever-expanding wishlist simply can’t keep up.

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Fakebooo told me about Stagger Lee’s and that it was opened by the people behind Proud Mary. Now Proud Mary is one café that I’ll always find time to re-visit and even battle the crazy queues on weekends. The coffee is consistently superb and the brunch fare generously portioned and oh-so-yummy. Stagger Lee’s, I imagine, will definitely not disappoint.

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Chai soy latte $4

Located in a suburb shadowed by her older sis, (seriously where does Fitzroy end and Collingwood start anyway?!) Staggers Lee is an unassuming café on Brunswick Street. From the outside, it looks like a typical neighbourhood café, unpretentious and far from hipsterish. But step inside, and welcome to the world of naked light bulbs and single origin coffees.

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(Top) Piccolo latte $3.80
(Botom) Magic $3.80

Initially crushed that our favourite Proud Mary blends were not available (Angel Wings for Fakebooo, Eagle Vision for myself), we let the barista guide us as to which single origin bean was better with milk. The Brazilian brew promised notes of red cherry, sweet vanilla and creamed honey and within my magic I found hints of melon and caramel. Fakebooobooo (FBB) had a soy chai, which was extremely spicy.

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Mama’s stack – shaved corned beef, pressed potato, black cabbage, soft poached egg, horseradish cream $19

The food menu is inspiring and not just a cut-and-paste from the Collingwood café. Both Fakebooo and I had a slight internal debate while FBB cut straight to the chase with a sweet breakfast dish. In the end, Fakebooo chose a tasty number of corned beef with braised tender Tuscan cabbage. It had all the important food groups and nailed the presentation and taste factors, leaving Fakebooo pretty satisfied.

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Shrooms ‘n’ truffles – pan roasted local pine mushrooms, truffled polenta, poached egg, percorino pepato, farmhouse toast $17.50

As for myself, I had tossed up between grilled asparagus with cashew cheese and mushrooms on truffled polenta. I don’t even know why I had to choose, it was pretty much a no brainer that I’d order the latter. It was perfection, with the meaty pine mushrooms sitting atop soft creamy polenta, all in a haze of truffle perfume.

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Coco pop and salted caramel French toast – Coco pop cream pat, vanilla ice cream, honeycomb and raspberry crumb $15.50

FBB hit the brunch jackpot with his Cocopops French toast. It was an insane concoction of thick-cut buttery brioche topped with sweet vanilla ice cream. This was then slathered over with lush caramel, complete with a sprinkling of honeycomb and Cocopops. The chocolatey rice cereal added great texture and brought back kiddy childhood memories.

No matter how many new restaurants pop up, some places are worth etching deep into memory for re-living over and over again. Stagger Lee’s is most certainly a place I’ll find myself returning to.

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Doughboys, N2 Extreme Gelato, Babka

Doughboys Donuts
456 Queen Street
Melbourne
Vic 3000
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This post features a small number of Melbourne’s sweet hits. Fakebooo, Fakebooobooo and I checked out Doughboy’s Donuts after having brunch at Barry’s. Even though Fakebooo no longer needs a fake girlfriend for eating shenanigans, FBB, thank the lordy lords, has a sweet tooth. This means the three of us can’t complete a meal without a sweet sugary ending. Yay!

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Doughboys is located at the Mercat Hotel, a stone’s throw from the Queen Victoria Market. What seems to be a dilapidated run down pub hides a surprisingly casual, lounge-feel dining space that houses Fancy Hank’s BBQ and Doughboys.

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Doughboy’s donuts are hand-prepped to order. A display of each delectable carby treat is lined up for ogling and after the order is placed, each pale naked ring is appropriately attired in its suit of icing and toppings.

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(Top left) Grizzly – Dark chocolate icing with Belgian chocolate coated almond praline $5.80
(Bottom right) PBJ – Dip #1 Peanut butter. Dip #2 Fresh blueberry jam sprinkled with roasted and crushed nuts $5.80

We shared 2 amongst us that morning: PBJ and Grizzly. The texture of these babies are slightly more chewy and dense that the average, let’s say, “Krappy Kream”. I thought the peanut butter icing was almost tooth-achingly sweet and could use more peanut butter flavour but the boys found no fault. The Grizzly had nothing rough about it. It was chocolatey rich and almost too sinful to be consumed by one.

Swing on to the Mercat Hotel the next time you’re doing some shopping at the QVM. Doughboy’s donuts is the perfect way to refuel.

N2 Extreme Gelato
329 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
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I finally made it to N2 Gelato after it had graced the city of Melbourne a good 8 months ago. N2 Gelato pretty much explains itself, unless chemistry isn’t really your thing and N which stands for Nitrogen doesn’t mean squat.

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The little shop along Brunswick Street has a futuristic, science lab feel to it, with dark dark walls providing a stark contrast to the bright lights, white swirly machines and tufts of smoke billowing out of shiny silver vessels.

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The concept is simple. Step 1: Churn ice cream mixture. Step 2: Pour liquid nitrogen in. The result? An amazingly smooth and creamy sensational delight of whatever flavour you asked for.

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(Left) Mother’s milk – dulce de leche gelato with a hint of bourbon, topped with malteser nipple $6
(Right) Chocolate sorbet $6

That evening I had dulce de leche, which was brilliant. It had just the perfect amount of sweetness and the slightest trace of bourbon to make it kid-friendly. The Angmoh’s chocolate sorbet was smooth with pleasant flavour, and very impressively it was vegan!

Hop on down to N2 Gelato to amaze at the edible delicious scientific hocus pocus.

Babka Bakery Cafe
358 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
+61 3 9416 0091
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Kicci is a fan of Melbourne’s delectable offerings and flies up ever so often to partake in a roller coaster week of gut-stuffing indulgence. He was after a sweet ending post-brunch and so we drove to Babka for a sugar hit.

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Chocolate mud cake

Babka is a long-standing Fitzroy stalwart. It has a cosy relaxing feel to it, making a fantastic escape from the crazy hype along Brunswick Street. It is a patisserie, boulangerie and café all rolled into one. Heart-warming meals are available and so are breads, tarts, pastries and cakes.

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Lemon tart

Kicci and I shared a slice a chocolate mud cake and lemon tart that morning. The chocolate cake was surprisingly light in texture without compromising in depth and flavour. The lemon tart is one the best I’ve come across. The lemon curd was zesty and rich, with the consistency achieved from yolks and not gelatine.

The sweet offerings at Babka are legendary, so swing on down if you are in need of a sweet satisfaction.

And there you have it, a trio of Melbourne’s sugary havens for emotional comfort, happy eating or simply why the effing hell not.

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De Clieu

De Clieu
187 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
+61 3 9416 4661
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The Angmoh did a rarity one weekend and suggested a brunch venue. He had forgotten that we’d previously stopped for coffees at this particular café when we first started going out. He only remembered after I pointed out the standing nook in De Clieu.

De Clieu’s fitout offers a variety of options for customers: there’s the standing corner for coffee sipping, the tables for digging into food, and window spaces for getting cosy and catching up with friends.

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(Left) Piccolo latte (Hunapu Guatemala) $4
(Right) Magic $4

The menu has expanded from when I last ate and the coffee beans are now by Five Senses. I was very impressed by how quickly we were served food and coffee that busy Saturday morning. The Angmoh had a magic and it was lovely. It was creamy, round-bodied and sweet with hints of dark chocolate. My single origin piccolo latte was bright and sweet with cherries.

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Poached free range eggs, quinoa soya sourdough, eggplant kasundi $10.50
Add smashed avo $3.50

Foodwise, our brunch meals didn’t disappoint. The Angmoh’s smashed avocado was creamy without being too smashed and the chutney was lovely and spiced with cumin and coriander. It had the Angmoh going “Mmm mmm, damn shiok lah!”

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I was torn between choices. There was smashed peas, scrambled tofu and miso pea fritters that almost led me to pulling my hair out. I finally settled on beetroot-cured salmon and was really delighted when it was set down. The bright colours of pink and yellow contrasted against neutral white and black had me sighing like a lovesick damsel. I loved the truffled cauliflower puree, it was deliciously creamy and earthy and I scraped every bit of it up. The wasabi powder was a touch bitter and would have perhaps worked as an emulsion instead.

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Beetroot cured salmon, truffled cauliflower puree, herb yoghurt, polenta chips, wasabi salt $17

The Angmoh enjoyed his first coffee and downed it all too quickly. His second cup, alas, came rather different from the first. The latte art was blurred and the coffee tasted really hot and burnt. It was replaced, but still didn’t quite seem to match the lovely tones of the very first coffee.

Brunch at De Clieu was enjoyable. While coffees appear to lack consistency, those that are extracted well are delicious. The brunch menu is creative and food is pretty damn good. Service is pleasant, friendly and extremely efficient.

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Jock’s Ice Cream, Messina Gelato

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Come on Melbourne, what’s going on with the summer weather? First there were nice warm days, followed by torrential downpours, and now there’s a continuous splat of 40-something degree days. Stepping out means getting seared by the heat and blistered by hot winds. A single movement results in instantaneous perspiration. Sure, we know the drill about keeping cool: stay in shaded areas, drink copious amounts of cool liquids and dress in lightweight clothes. I have another tip: ice cream. Gallons and gallons of it. Lick it, swallow it, bathe in it, drown in it. I have several places to recommend for getting your fix. Having blogged about Helados Jauja and Spring Street Grocer already, I thought I’d finally mention a local favourite that I’ve been patronizing over the past few years, Jocks.

Jock’s Ice Cream
83 Victoria Ave
Albert Park
Vic 3206
+61 3 9686 3838
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Located in Albert Park, Jocks resembles an old-school neighbourhood-sort of ice cream parlour. Expect to see beachy people and hopeful mutts lining up to get a creamy cool-down on hot summer days.

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Obamarama, single scoop, waffle cone

My favourite flavour has to be the Obama Rama, which consists of peanut butter and jelly. I’ve also tried the gingerbread, rum and raisin, chocolate, vanilla and mint. While they are all very good, I always succumb to the call of peanut butter. The flavour of peanut butter is light and the jam is sweet and splotched throughout the ice cream. Spiders and shakes and home-made stock (WTH right?) are available too.

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(Left) Chocolate, single scoop, regular cone
(Right) Mint choc chip, single scoop, cup

Gelato Messina
237 Smith Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
+61 3 9017 5470
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Fakebooo, FBB and I finally hit up Gelato Messina after a brilliant brunch at Lemon, Middle and Orange, which I will blog about soon. We had driven past on a previous evening and saw the horde awaiting outside and took off without batting an eyelash. This time round, we rocked up, 40 degrees and sweltering, just before doors open. We oohed and ahhed at the colourful domes of gelato and quickly got in line to place our order. Being a true peanut butter fan and all, I couldn’t resist P Nutty and Fakebooo and FBB shared a cup of pandan, mango and apple pie.

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(Left) P Nutty – peanut butter gelato with peanut cookies and peanut fudge, 1 scoop $4
(Right) Apple pie, Mango sorbet, Pandan and coconut sorbet, 3 scoops $7

Gelato Messina’s ice cream has to be the smoothest and creamiest ice creams I’ve ever come across. My scoop of P Nutty was rich and intense, with hidden chunks of peanut buttery fudge. Amongst the 3 flavours between the FakeBs, I really liked the pandan. It was a sorbet and the flavours of pandan and coconut were well-balanced and gentle.

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Takeaway tub, 500ml $10

Not forgetting about The Angmoh, I took away a tub of chocolate mint ice cream for my man. I love how the Styrofoam tub is further packaged into a cute cake takeaway box.

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There you go, folks. Survive this 5 day heat blitz with a delicious cool down the smart way: the yummy ice cream way.

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Burgallection Part 1: The Merrywell, Huxtaburger, Burger Boss, Babu, Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew

In the year of 2013, I achieved a few accomplishments. I finished a continued education course, survived my first overseas trip with The Angmoh (we went to India), started this blog and stuffed my face with many a burger for a collection of burger blogposts.

Burgers… juicy meat slapped betweens perk buns, moistened up with tasty sauce, now that’s what I’m talking about. The Angmoh and I teamed up for this expedition, sometimes joined by Fakebooo and other invited guests. Our first hit was The Merrywell.

The Merrywell
Corner Clarendon Street and Crown Riverside
Southbank
Vic 3006
+61 3 9292 7468
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Situated on the Clarendon side of Crown Casino complex, The Merrywell is a classy pub that does burgers on the ground floor and a popular rowdy restaurant offering American diner fare on the level upstairs. Fakebooo, The Angmoh and I had dined in the restaurant, not aware that items from the lower level could not be ordered in the restaurant. Determined to plough through their burger menu, we revisited during happy hour without reading the fine lines that only certain burgers were subjected to the happy hour promo.

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Nevermind all our mistakes, we still attacked the burgers with gusto, with Fakebooo ordering the Big Blue, The Angmoh having the Oz Burger and the Red Eye for yours truly.

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Oz burger – fried egg, pickled beets, pineapple, cheddar, mayo, damper roll $14

All burgers came cooked rare, with pale pink patties dripping with juices. Fakebooo’s burger had an odd addition of apple and the whole wheat bun was a tad firm. He very much preferred the burger he had upstairs on our previous visit. The Angmoh’s Aussie combi was well-received with The Angmoh giving thumbs up to the bacon. My red eye was hot! The clever use of fresh jalapenos packs an unforseen heat punch, although I thought there was too much sauce, which overwhelmed the overall taste of the burger.

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(Left) Red eye – poblanos, jalapenos, cheddar, chipotle mayo, sriracha, damper roll $15
(Right) Big blue – bacon, gorgonzola, red onion, blue cheese fondue, whole wheat bun $16

The Merrywell was a great way to start our burger adventure. It is conveniently located within walking distance to us and will be a good spur-of-the-moment ditch for desperate burger cravings.

Huxtaburger
106 Smith Street
Collingwood
Vic 3066
+61 3 9417 6328
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Huxtaburger
201-209 High Street
Prahran
Vic 3181
+61 3 9417  6328
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The Angmoh and I hit up Huxtaburger for our next burgaventure. I have been previously and I always order The Denise. The burgers have soft soft bread and the patties have a wonderful char and flavour to them. They are easily squished and wolfed down.

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Denise – Huxtaburger with jalapeno, sriracha mayo $9.50 + Crinkle cut chips (small) $2.50

Once again I had the Denise and The Angmoh, who is a true patriot for Aussie flavours, had Bills. Both burgers were consumed in rapid greed, washed down with a thick vanilla milkshake. Our only gripe was that the burgers were on the small side and The Angmoh got hungry in just slightly over an hour. They would be perfect as a snack, or a full blown meal if you had the stomach space of a tiny bird.

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(Left) Bills – Huxtaburger with bacon, egg, pineapple and beetroot $11.50
(Right) Vanilla milkshake

I had huxtacravings pretty soon and was keen to visit the CBD branch one Friday night. It was closed when we got there and the yearning became a memory only to be filed somewhere in the “to-eat” compartment of my brain. Fast forward a few months and we rocked up to Prahran, me ready for the meal in my BlackMilk fastfood leggings. The crowd is unmistakably young and missing the hipster vibe that is part of Collingwood. The seating space is a good deal bigger, and like the original, most of the crowd milling about are awaiting take-aways. We stuck true with our preferred choices and they tasted just the same and just as delicious as those in Collingwood. With consistency across branches, huxtaburger is a keeper. I do recommend pre-ordering online during peak times for it’ll save a good tummy-rumbling.

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(Left) Denise – Huxtaburger with jalapeno, sriracha mayo $9.50 + Crinkle cut chips (small) $2.50
(Right) Bills – Huxtaburger with bacon, egg, pineapple and beetroot $11.50

Burger Boss
334 Highett Street
Highett
Vic 3190
+61 3 9553 3540
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Somewhere in the year as the cold weather showed her icy stare, I was about to close up at work when the thought of getting a burger delivery struck. Unfamiliar to Bayside eats, Burger Boss was recommended by my colleages.  The call was made and so was my order of Big Boss, Sloppy Joe and onion rings. Delivery took approximately 45minutes and as soon as I received my doggy bag, I took off and headed home lickety split.

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Big Boss – Patty, bacon, egg, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, fresh tomato, pickles, American mustard and tomato sauce $8.80

Our food had cooled reasonably some by the time we got into it. The burger was distinctly American with pickles, mustard and ketchup and was soft and slightly wet. I loved the sloppy Joe and onion rings. The slow cooked mince was dripping in sauce, rich with spices and the onion rings were crisp and well-seasoned. It brought back childhood memories of tucking into A&W coney dogs, complete with a rootbeer float, of course!

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Sloppy Joe – Spiced, slow cooked, ground beef, with green peppers, double cheese, BBQ and chilli sauce $5.50

Burger Boss is a favourite amongst beachy Bayside peeps. I reckon I’ll swing by after work sometime and slide down another sloppy Joe.

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Crinkle cut chips $3
Onion rings $4.40

Babu Burger Bar with Balls
156 Chapel Street
Windsor
Vic 3181
+61 3 9510 6485
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The Angmoh and I checked out Babu Burger Bar sometime in the middle of the year. It was oddly quiet on the Friday evening that we visited. Babu offers customized burgers where diners decide how much moo they can chew and what to dress that moo in. Meatballs are also on the menu for those not wanting a full patty.

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(Left) 220g patty with caramelized onion, swiss cheese, fried eg, bacon and beetroot $16.50
(Right) 150g patty with blue cheese and caramelized onion and beetroot $14.20

I had a modest 150g patty with blue cheese, caramelized onion and beetroot. The Angmoh’s stockier 220g came stacked with bacon, egg and beetroot (I did mention his love for Aussie flavours yea?). For a quiet evening, we waited a good half hour before food was served. The burgers were brought out split in two, which threw us off initially. I’m not sure if it facilitates the addition of sauce as flipping the top half back onto it’s lower bit might be messy for the uncoordinated. Both burgers were tasty in their own way but not sufficiently remarkable to deem a re-visit.

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Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew
413 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
+61 3 9419 0088
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We needed a good burger memory to satiate and make up for the previous visit. We had a friend’s birthday drinks thing in Fitzroy one Friday evening and decided to pre-burger before drinks. Parking in Fitzroy on any evening is a challenge and on a Friday night, is absolute sheer hell. We U-eed, backtracked and circled frantically before finally spotting a lot. Just as we were about to reverse in, with our indicator and reversing lights beaming like shining beacons, some unkempt trackie-clad teen biatch headed in and stole the lot just under our noses (or butts in this case). The Angmoh has the temperament of a saint and held me back from purchasing a year’s worth of Gladwrap and gifting her with a shiny polyethylene-layered car with possibly deflated tires.

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The neon burger sign of Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew beckoned and somewhat placated our my wrath. The communal table at the very front of the restaurant is huge, bordered by salon-type plush chairs and topped with a rotound terranium. Walk on in and it’s impossible to miss the beers on offer. Every single one is locally crafted beer from independent brewers. I had a pot of Moo brew, which was light with malty flavours.

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(Top) Blue heaven milkshake $7
(Bottom) Moo brew – pale ale (4.9%). Berriedale, Tasmania $6.60

The Angmoh lit up like a child at Christmas when his blue heaven shake was set down. I braced myself and took a tiny sip and actually gave it the nod. It was thick and creamy and the sickly extreme sugary blue heaven flavour was not too overpowering.

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Brother Burger’s menu is diverse and offers burgers of different meats and even vegetarian options. The choice of customizing or modifiying your burger is available for the nit-picky. For those not keen on burgers, there are hotdogs and pulled meats to fall back on.

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Fair Dinkum – 100% Wagyu beef patty, bacon, free-range egg, cheese, house-made: pickles, BBQ sauce, mustard mayo $14.50

The Angmoh once again went predictably Aussie and ordered the Fair Dinkum. I had the “Hot Stuff’ burger with a hit of blue cheese, which was the favourite and highly recommended by the chef. Both burgers were really good. The patties are of extremely high quality, which is not surprising as they are completely full blood wagyu. The fact that the meat is 100% Aussie wins extra points. The Angmoh had no complaints about his burger and attacked in appreciative silence. I loved how my burger came with the wedge of stinky blue on the side. I crumbled in a smidgen of it and the pairing of rich intense cheese with the sweet spicy chilli jam was just sensational.

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Hot Stuff – 100% Wagyu beef patty, double bacon, cheese, house-made: pickles, mustard mayo, chilli jam $13.50
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I highly recommend heading to Brother Burger for some stuffed buns and a brew. With ingredients locally-sourced and condiments made on-site, it makes a patriotic delicious feed at a very sensible price.

This brings me to half the post. Stay tuned for more burgadventures!

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