Danny’s Burgers

Monday, February 22, 2010
Danny’s Burgers – 360 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
The Lot (with cheese)
Serviettes:
2
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
8 minutes
Would we recommend:
Definitely
Price:
$7.30
Summary

Unchanged since 1955, Danny’s Burgers has held it’s North Fitzroy reputation as a family business that caters to the masses with its nostalgic home-style burgers. Judging from the exterior, you can’t help but anticipate a messy burger experience. However, this was not the case. The service was great and the diner style bar and stools brought back a certain romance that only the 1950’s could deliver.

Comments
“A neatly constructed burger that doesn’t offer anything you wouldn’t expect. Fairly traditional ingredients with the option of adding cheese (I would recommend the double cheese) that sits on top of the egg almost giving it that breakfast feel. I could only suggest adding a second pattie, or if you think you can.. a third.”
“It starts off with a foursome of Butter, Egg, Mayo and Cheese, and continues to get even better and messier with the sweet onions, which are bashed into, and lovingly embracing the beef. Felt like an amateur when 2 locals walked in and ordered the Triple Lot Burger. However, looking forward to returning and ordering it myself.”
“All the aspects of the burger were in proportion. A nice juicy beef pattie, toasted buns (with butter), double cheese (a must), and a perfectly cooked semi-runny egg. It’s a slightly smaller burger compared to the other ones you would get form other burger shops, but still filling. The chips were good but nothing special. CAUTION. They cut your burger in half as part of the service, so tell them upon ordering if you don’t want that done.”
“Wow. I’m impressed. This is a quality burger: the beef holds a humble spice, the cheese is so creamy it sticks to the roof of your mouth like peanut butter and the eggs are cooked with each order, left a little runny, the way they ought to be. Will be back pronto to triple the fun.”
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Cafe Vue

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Cafe Vue – 401 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Vue Wagyu Burger
Serviettes:
1
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
Sleepiness:
5 minutes
Would we recommend:
Definitely
Price:
$15
Summary

Wagyu Beef on a Brioche bun, Tasty cheese, Bacon, Lettuce and a dollop of mayonnaise. Salty French Fries accompanied by a bottle of homemade tomato sauce. The “Get Up & Go” burger that even your grandma will enjoy. (p.s Really cool venue!)

Comments
“An understated burger in taste and complexity, but nonetheless, something you would go back to eat. This is a light burger that can be appreciated by everyone on any occasion. With a sweet bun and dominant side of chips, this combo might be changing the rules.”
“Really enjoyed it. Smallish.. could have done with another one. The beef was a little dry due to being pre cooked in preparation for the lunch time rush. Fries and homemade sauce were amazing. No mess at all.. its a girls burger. Our waitress should ease up on the fake tan.”
“Perfectly seasoned and cooked patty on sweet fresh burger bun. This burger is well sized as a good lunch time meal with no severe drowsy side effects. Bacon was crisp, with a small dollop of mayo on top. A great homemade tomato sauce – A must to actually put in the burger.”
“Contrast to most other burgers, it is placid and relaxed. All it’s flavours melt in your mouth creating an all around experience. This made the crunchy, salty french fries really feel like the main part of the meal, so you end up using the burger to calm your palette. I like it.”
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Soda Rock

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Soda Rock – 257 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Big Bopper without Beetroot
Serviettes:
3
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
2 minutes
Would we recommend:
If you’re in the area
Price:
$9.95
Summary

Set in a 50’s style diner this burger is classic Americana. Between two soft buns were a beef pattie, crunchy bacon, egg, tasty cheese, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and ketchup.

Comments
“A true 50’s burger in a true 50’s diner. This small in size, but big in content burger lacked a good amount of sauce and although had great taste, it failed to leave a lasting impression. Surprisingly I enjoyed the thinner than usual pattie. It was well spiced but still let you appreciate the crispy bacon.”
“The only crispy thing about this burger was the bacon, which means 2 thumbs up. Everything else was soft, juicy and wonderful. Each bite was an amazing plethora of flavours and the pickle made me tickle like a Mexican moustache. For an American diner the staff were typically Oriental. Will definitely return.”
“PAfter careful consideration this burger left me empty inside. What was so bad about it? Absolutley nothing… bacon, thin beef pattie, cheese and bun were all above par. It just didn’t have the punch I thought it would have, considering it was meant to be served in a 50’s American diner (in my opinion the burger era) it left me wanting more. Maybe I’ll go have a Big Mac on the way home.”
“As I licked my fingers after the last messy bite I had to ask myself… Where’s all the flavour? A burger that talked the talk, but didn’t walk the walk. P.s Root Beer was a BAAAAD choice.”