Sunday, May 27, 2012


The promise of burgers, hot dogs and nachos is enough to stir any man. So I'm not entirely sure why it's taken me so bloody long to get down to The Dip to stuff my face full of some healthy treats.

Lev's dawg is everything you want in a hotdog. Smokey meat, mayo, mustard, spicey salsa and a steamed bun.

The pulled pork nachos are in a similar boat, it sounds great on the menu and it tastes great in the mouth. The juicy pulled pork renders the corn chip soggy fairly quickly, but I've always been a fan of nachos that descend into cheesy, clumpy, slightly crunchy mounds.

Pulled pork rears it's head also in the southern smoke, a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, beans and sauce. It's messy to eat but extremely delicious. I picture myself trying to eat a ridiculous amount in one sitting.

That's until the young cheesy arrives and takes it's place in the fantasy. It's a damn fine cheeseburger with some chilli on it. The whole thing is a juicy, grill-smoke delight to eat.

Not far off it is the watermelon and bacon burger, a stupidly good mix of grilled, sweet, salty and savoury flavours. Think of a Hawaiian pizza in burger form and you're getting there. Bloody nice.

Chilli fries make a nice side, the chilli sauce a perfect blend of spice, heat, meat and salt. The chips hold form for a while, before giving up the crunch and absorbing the sauce. Soggy chips are a pretty acceptable thing when they're soggy with chilli.

Grilled corn is another solid side with the big grilled flavour going nicely with the lime mayo and salsa. Some fresh lime would be nice too, but it's no major gripe.

If you're still hungry, they have desserts covered well too. There are only 2 choices-a sort of deconstructed peanut butter and jelly sandwich and some guacamole ice cream with berries-but they both add a nice sweet note to the end of the meal.

Being part of a bar means drinks are covered too. Jugs of cocktails are a good bet with creations like the black sangria, chevy chase and cherry moon all hitting the spot and giving you the courage to go back and order more (and then more) food.

All up, a fun place to get some really well executed American fast food items.

RATING: Will return to [?]

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