**Offical** Burger appreciation thread Page 26

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  • Trafford 28 Oct 2013 10:35:21 5,936 posts
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    @BinaryBob101
    I've heard Smoak is good.
    I wasn't that impressed with mu first Kobe at the Grill on New York street.
  • BinaryBob101 28 Oct 2013 17:08:34 24,130 posts
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    Interesting. Smoak is pretty expensive though.

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  • Deleted user 28 October 2013 17:14:34
    smoak in glasgow is p.good (think it's unrelated tho)
  • Trafford 28 Oct 2013 18:05:09 5,936 posts
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    How about SoLita Bob?
  • BinaryBob101 28 Oct 2013 18:18:37 24,130 posts
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    Looks pretty good, yeah.

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  • White_Shadow 28 Oct 2013 18:50:32 2,537 posts
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    SoLita is good, as is Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn, they've been doing most of the the Almost Famous menu since it burned down. Most places in the Northern Quarter do some sort of burger, although some are better than others.
  • beastmaster 28 Oct 2013 18:53:14 11,816 posts
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    @White_Shadow

    That's great to know. Out on Friday afternoon on a full on drinking session and we're looking for a burger place. Were thinking of Byron as we've never tried it.

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  • wobbly_Bob 17 Nov 2013 14:56:37 1,898 posts
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    Went to flip and dip, last night. It's a new place in Clapham Junction. Since I was already in the sort of area, gave it a go. The unique selling point with this place is you get a bowl of gravy for dipping your burger in. I ordered the flip and do burger which is basically a cheese burger but has a pile of gravy dipped beef of lamb in it. Nice!

    The burger was good. Nice meat done medium rare in a superb bun. A good burger but a couple of negatives for me: I didn't like the raw cabbage in the burger. If you must do that then chop it really finely to add just a touch of crunch. As is, it's a touch crunchy lump of cabbage that feels jarring. Really you should use sourcrout or kimichi because the pickled nature acts as a foil to the rich meat and cheese. Another little negative is a generous amount of tomato sauce in the burger. It just tastes like Hinz ketchup. The burger falls just short of greatness. It feels like speperate elements rather than a transformative more than a sum of its parts and felt the beef could have been a little more flavorful. A very nice burger though, I enjoyed it.

    The bowl of gravy you get with it is very tasty and is fun to do your already messy food into it! Nice change from the usual.

    I ordered poutine to go with the burger... Cheese and gravy fries mmmmmwa just a warming comforting gravy cheesey chippy loveliness. This is real comfort food. I loved it!

    All in all I really enjoyed the food and the staff were very nice and welcoming. Itt does all feel very rough around the edges though. The whole place feels like they went to patty and bun then thought I can do that too. The menu is basic with no explanation of items. The staff member didn't ask if it needed explanation nor how we wanted the burger. We always opt for medium but others may not. The burgers need tweaking.

    I recommend going but I wouldn't  travel out of my way to go 8/10 for me.

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 14:58:50 17-11-2013
  • Blakester 19 Nov 2013 17:22:30 3,655 posts
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    I finally got around to trying out Shake Shack in Covent Garden.

    The queue was frankly ludicrous in length, but at the very least it moved quickly and I was served in under 20 minutes. There's not enough seating and many people were hanging around while their burgers got cold.

    I had the smokeshack burger, cheese fries and peanut butter shake.

    The good:

    - The milkshake was divine! I would go back just for that.
    - The fries were very moreish.

    The Bad

    - The burger was small and squashed. I didn't feel particularly full afterwards and couldn't say the quality of the meat or bun was anything special. The bacon was nice, but the sauce and garnish was a bit of a let-down.
    - The price was hugely inflated, coming in at close to £13.

    I'd give it a very generous 5/10. Patty & Bun has nothing to fear (apart from the milkshake).

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  • Petulant_Radish 19 Nov 2013 17:30:08 633 posts
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    Yeah shake shack always (well the twice that I've been) leaves me hungry, and the hotdog I had in there was repulsive. I won't be going back there.

    I went to Soho Diner on Old Compton Street for lunch a little while ago, a sister of Electric Diner in Notting Hill. Had the double burger which was actually three thinner patties all cooked very slightly pink. It was a very tasty burger but I can't help but feel the three patty strategy spoiled it slightly, the meat tasted nice but could have been much jucier in one single patty of wonderness.

    Chips with garlic mayo were boss though.
  • BinaryBob101 23 Nov 2013 12:15:52 24,130 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob Gotta say your recommendation for that mincer and the meat from the East London Steak Company (now Turner and George) was spot on. The mincer is fucking great and having purchased rib-eye and bone marrow, they make the best burgers I have ever had.

    The meat also works out cheaper than the main supermarkets if you buy boxes, so thanks very much for all that info.

    We're having TARDIS burgers to celebrate the Doctor Who anniversary tonight, w00T! The'll be bigger on the inside.

    Edited by BinaryBob101 at 13:43:30 23-11-2013

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  • wobbly_Bob 23 Nov 2013 18:40:26 1,898 posts
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    @BinaryBob101 - Great! Glad to have helped. It makes such a huge difference buying quality meat and mincing it fresh.

    If it's a Dream Who celebration burger then maybe you should have made 12 versions lol
  • insert10p 23 Nov 2013 19:37:32 41 posts
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    The Grazing Shed in Cardiff well worth checking out....the bunga bunga of particular note. They also do a wide selection of premise made sauces and salsas which are very good.
  • Petulant_Radish 3 Dec 2013 09:16:34 633 posts
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    http://thebobsburgerexperiment.tumblr.com/

    Someones making all the burgers from (not Wobbly)Bobs Burgers. I am hungry.
  • wobbly_Bob 16 Dec 2013 18:13:17 1,898 posts
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    Byron Christmas special is the mighty Cheesemas!



    2 60oz patties, 3 cheeses, sauce, lettuce, and pickles. Oh yes.
  • one-eye 16 Dec 2013 19:40:37 1,221 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob I have had that bad boy twice now ! It's not too bad in truth, but I preferred the overall taste of the Le Smokey from the other month.

    Byron has upped it's game since Fred Smith got involved.
  • andyc1980 16 Dec 2013 19:45:52 1,247 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob surely u mean 6 oz.
  • Jono62 16 Dec 2013 19:47:50 14,275 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob You should try Hache.  Recommended by Razz, their burgers are top notch!

    Edited by Jono62 at 20:11:14 16-12-2013
  • Razz 16 Dec 2013 20:07:34 61,618 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    @wobbly_Bob You should try Hache  Recommended by Razz, their burgers are top notch!

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  • Jono62 16 Dec 2013 20:11:44 14,275 posts
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    Cheers!
  • Razz 16 Dec 2013 20:11:59 61,618 posts
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    They're fucking awesome. Just got back from there, had a Steak Spanish burger. OHMYGOD so tasty, I love hache so much.

    I'm taking a few mates to MeatLiqour on @Thursday night to take on the Triple Chilli Challenge! My record is 14 minutes, I really hope to beat it this time. But the carbs man. Get's me every time. I sweart they make the burger buns extra thick. :/

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  • Jono62 16 Dec 2013 20:15:07 14,275 posts
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    Can't believe someone has done that challenge in under 3 minutes! Love the wings at the meat liquor. Plus the dead hippy burger is tasty.

    Edited by Jono62 at 20:15:47 16-12-2013
  • wobbly_Bob 16 Dec 2013 20:40:53 1,898 posts
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    andyc1980 wrote:
    @wobbly_Bob surely u mean 6 oz.
    yes lol
  • wobbly_Bob 16 Dec 2013 20:43:29 1,898 posts
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    one-eye wrote:
    @wobbly_Bob I have had that bad boy twice now ! It's not too bad in truth, but I preferred the overall taste of the Le Smokey from the other month.

    Byron has upped it's game since Fred Smith got involved.
    Yeah, I agree with you. Definitely. I much preferred Le Smokey burger, too. They certainly have upped their game since Fred Smith joined.
  • wobbly_Bob 16 Dec 2013 20:58:20 1,898 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Jono62 wrote:
    @wobbly_Bob You should try Hache  Recommended by Razz, their burgers are top notch!
    On the list :-D

    I tell you what I want to try: I want to go to the Bar Boulud BB burger:

    beef patty, foie gras
    red wine braised short ribs
    truffle, frisée
    horseradish mayonnaise
    confit tomato
    black onion seed bun
  • Razz 16 Dec 2013 21:10:43 61,618 posts
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    I've had short ribs in a burger, not a good experience. It was way too salty. I hope BB can pull it off better than Hawksmoor did.

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  • BinaryBob101 16 Dec 2013 21:28:04 24,130 posts
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    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    Jono62 wrote:
    @wobbly_Bob You should try Hache  Recommended by Razz, their burgers are top notch!
    On the list :-D

    I tell you what I want to try: I want to go to the Bar Boulud BB burger:

    beef patty, foie gras
    red wine braised short ribs
    truffle, friséeg
    horseradish mayonnaise
    confit tomato
    black onion seed bun
    I totally concur!

    The seasoning would be both paramount and tricky to get right too.

    I reckon you could build one at home for about £8.

    Edited by BinaryBob101 at 21:31:34 16-12-2013

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  • wobbly_Bob 21 Dec 2013 16:42:37 1,898 posts
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    @razz and @binarybob

    Ah Ok thanks for the heads up. I did some research online and those burgers didn't get rated too well so think I'll give it a miss.
  • wobbly_Bob 21 Feb 2014 10:16:00 1,898 posts
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    [link url=http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/alcoholic-burger-that-you-need-id-to-buy-103313036.html]Burgers and beers are a popular flavour pairing but two food and drink specialists have taken the much-loved flavours to a whole new level, by infusing the meaty treat with the beer itself.

    Called the BrewBurger, the end result is so alcoholic you'll need to remember your ID when you head to the counter[/link][/link]

    ...I'm so there! That sounds Fucking awesome! Available from March 3rd.

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 10:17:03 21-02-2014
  • BillMurray 21 Feb 2014 11:15:13 7,868 posts
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    Meat and Liquor is apparently going to be in Leeds soon, which is the best news as I can't be arsed to go all the waybtobLondon for a burger. I am willing to go to Leeds though.
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