Thursday, March 22, 2012

RESTAURANT: Huxtaburger

Who doesn't love a good burger?

Snakes. Probably. It's so hard to find a snake with anything in common to me.

I headed to Fitzroy to brave all of the haircuts and themed outfits and Melbourne Girls (TM) to get in on some of the action at Huxtaburger, which has become the hipster burger of choice since it opened last year.


I opted for the title track burger, since the best test of a place has to be the core menu item. It's a straight forward burger with a nicely charred beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and mustard. You add any other sauce you so wish yourself. You can also add other ingredients like eggs and bacon and all that, but I'm not God so I don't bother.

Heaps of flavour in the patty. Perfectly seasoned and good quality meat. It's thiner than a lot of other places trying to make good burgers, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It definitely feels like a good thing as the grease drips down your hand. Get chips if only to catch the runoff. Sweet, sweet runoff.

A good burger is all about balance. Balance between the size and amount of eat ingredient, balance between a bun being soft and being structurally sound, balance between flavour of the meat and the condiments. The huxtaburger has that balance. It's tops.

Best burger I've ever had? I dunno, probably not. It doesn't have that ethereal quality that some burgers have. It's just a bloody nice burger.

The burgers aren't massive so a side of chips is also a good bet. They're nice chips, not some haute reimagining, slathered with truffle oil. Just good chips.

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gorgan said...

This place reminds me of Bark Hotdogs in Brooklyn. Total hipster hangout. The chick who served us was even an Ariel look-a-like with black rimmed glasses. Their USD7 shakes were bullshit good, too.

gorgan said...

And are you taking all these pics on your new phone? They look pretty good.

Ben said...

Yeah I'm like a full legit food blogger now ey. Sky is the limit.

MissPiggy said...

I reckon snakes would like chicken burgers...complete with unplucked, uncooked chook! And YAY to photos on the blog.