The Burger of the Year 2010

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Most days of the week its just a bit of parkland – not much happens there. People ride their bikes whilst others walk dogs. But if you’re walking your dog there on a Friday night be prepared for some traffic. At the corner of Park and Rathdowne Streets, North Carlton, you’ll find Raph and his Beatbox Kitchen. When you finally make you’re way to the front of the long line you’ve got a few simple questions to ask yourself: Raph Burger or Mushroom Burger? Chips? Drink? ..and did I just order food out of a huge stereo?

This retro boombox on wheels has been serving up “awesomness in a bun” since late 2009, kicking off its maiden tour at the Meredith Music Festival. But long before their first burgers were being served to their adoring public, Raph was voyaging back and forth to the USA researching different meat blends, finding the right cheeses, produce and ratios. Pretty much, he was learning from the original and the best. After some time, he had perfected his recipe and it was time to share it with the people.
The Winner

How did we come to this decision you may ask? Well, if you’ve tried the Raph Burger you won’t need any explanation. However, when we decided that someone had to be crowned for their efforts in 2010 we each voted. From the soft bun, salty pattie and creamy gouda, his burger is absolutley World Class. For our review in full click here.

So a BIG congratulations to Raph and his team; a well-deserved triumph. With a busy year ahead grilling at festivals, the Rooftop Shack and an all new Mexican inspired project, the “Taco Truck”, we asked Raph if he could offer one last piece of advice to those Melbourne burger joints that’ll be striving for the 2011 prize. Quite simply and honestly put, he said, “Less is more”… and we couldn’t agree more.


best burger indeed!

c los ( February 7, 2011 at 07:48 )

A most deserving winner!

The Silent Flea ( February 7, 2011 at 10:48 )

so this is a good reason to go back to oz 🙂

lara lee ( February 7, 2011 at 17:55 )

Word. 10+ years in the making. Good one Raph.

Rex ( February 16, 2011 at 15:40 )

Had this at soundwave 2011 … Mate and I agreed, best burger ever … had to get 2!

Brad ( March 6, 2011 at 18:10 )

Your review of this place is inaccurate.

2 Serviettes? Try zero.

Still an awesome burger though.

steve ( February 9, 2012 at 23:27 )

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