The B.east

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The B.east – 80 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Sexy B.east
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
23 minutes
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Make your way down Lygon St, way past anyone trying to throw spaghetti down your throat (no guarantees though, there are plenty of kooks around this neck of the woods), and you’ll find yourself in an eclectic pocket of Brunswick East. Now, you’d never really consider that end of town to be a culinary paradise, but with all the new-age retro-chic kids running free around these parts, there are more and more worthwhile eateries popping up. B.east is the latest venue to open its doors to “said kids” with open arms, offering a multitude of burgers, beers and bands to leave the locals more than satisfied. Run by the same guys who brought you the Section 8 Container Bar, B.east is aiming to stand out by excelling in the art of burgers. What they want to do says venue manager Guy Daley, is “to make simple, awesome burgers in-house…” and “to do one thing but do it really well”. Thats why you’ll notice that the most part of the menu is taken up by their in-house made burgers (even though the pork shoulder sandwich sounds unbelievable). Whether you order a burger or an icecream sundae, you’ll most likely be hiding from Melbourne’s bitch-ass weather and sitting in a low-lit open space, with street art adorning the walls and plenty of chilli sauces only an arms length away to fry your face off. In keeping with the Burger Adventure spirit we strolled up to the bar and ordered a Sexy B.east Burger that came on brioche bun with 2 beef patties (brisket, rump & chuck mix made on site), oozing double cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and a jalapeno spiced mayonnaise. We coupled this with a serve of B.east Triple Cooked Chips with chilli sauce and cheese for and added $9.

“This burger came out looking all neat and pretty, however, the fun really started when I attempted my first bite and it all turned into a giant, juicy and delicious mess. The beef wasn’t seasoned too much but it still had a lot of those beefy flavours working for it. Due to the coarseness of the mince, it all sort of crumbled into bite size chunks adding to the mess. I couldn’t really taste any overpowering spice in the jalapeno mayo, possibly because there was so much cheese to drown it out. There must of been some secret laneway/warehouse/fixie/instagram/sitting in a park/drinking cider party happening that the locals were at that night, because this place was pretty much empty.”
“A great double pattie burger experience! The name “Sexy B.east” really suits this burger down to a T. The burger contained high-quality meat – cooked perfectly and full of awesome beefy juices. I was happy to see that they didn’t hold back on the cheese, because to say there was a generous amount is an understatement. With all the hot sauces around I figured this burger might give a bit of a kick, but the jalapeno mayo is pretty mild, fit enough for the biggest of spice wimps. We combined the burger with chilli chips swimming in cheese – ohhh yeah that was a good choice.”
“There’s been a bit of chit-chat around town lately about a sudden epidemic of burger joints opening up left right and centre. Its pretty easy to say its all a trend and its just the cool thing to do… But if it IS just the cool thing to do, then B.east might as well have the Fonz as their Head Chef. These guys delivered such an unexpectedly awesome burger, it left me a little embarrassed for doubting these rookies in the first place. It’s not often that you can get a regular burger right, let alone a double pattie burger. Usually most of them are overkill on flavour or size, but this was on the money. The patties were left simple and beefy and let the rest of the ingredients bring the salt, creaminess and spice to the table. Ready for some controversy? If you asked me now where I’d go for a burger and beer on that side of town, you’d see me driving right past Hux and straight into the jaws of the B.east. ”
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Z that is because Huxtaburger ain’t that good, and you know what is good and what isn’t good. Which is good.

Anonymous ( May 23, 2012 at 17:55 )

Sorry went to the B.East and very disappointing. I had the Lamb, small burger really no salad, cold brioche bun. Very let down. I think you need to re-visit the Tramway as their burgers kill this one

RR ( August 7, 2012 at 11:41 )

I went to during the day and had a similar experience, pattie too small, cold bun. Really had high hopes for the place and was really disappointed.

Anonymous ( August 12, 2012 at 23:44 )

Went again after a break of a couple of months and they have changed a couple of things, but I had the filthy b.east and my partner had a special, el pollo loco which had chicken, chipotle salsa, refried beans, sour cream and avocado and it was outstanding. My filthy was amazing too. Really fresh and the bun was warm too.

Veronica ( August 30, 2012 at 16:59 )

Sorry guys, but I’ll never go back here.

I had the classic burger, and it’s come straight out if the kitchen with a cold bun and meat that was barely warm.

And the only thing I could taste in it was the pickled onions.

The burger probably had probably been sitting around for a long time, or it was some other customers reject.

Anyways, all style and no substance.

DC ( September 15, 2012 at 12:04 )

A very ok burger. I walked by the kitchen and noticed they were pre-made and maybe pre-cooked(can not confirm this through). The chili cheese fries really pissed me off. They were fries with chili. aagghhh They should have been called spicy fries. Overall not that impressed.

LT ( October 8, 2012 at 14:53 )

Hi LT, burgers are minced and made in house and cooked to order. Have to mention that the word chilli generally acts as a warning that spice may be involved but if you’re in the hood again try out the poutine we just put on the menu… Chips, cheese and gravy. Yum. Maz (owner, the B.East). Keep up the good work Burger Adventure.

Maz ( December 21, 2012 at 10:25 )

Went just before Christmas to catch up with friends on a Saturday afternoon. Way too loud music made conversation difficult. The band was OK, it was the CDs played in between sets seemingly to entertain the staff that were problematic.

Had the Easy burger – it was very small and the candied green tomatoes overpowered everything else to the point it was like having dessert for lunch. They are listed on the menu, just didn’t realise they were the main ingredient and that there would be more tomatoes than meat.

A friend had the Lamb which looked OK.

Neb-Maat-Re ( January 14, 2013 at 15:32 )

I’d agree LT. Could have been so much more if the bun was toasted and the meat didn’t seem like it had been frozen with a resulting rubbery texture

Carl ( February 6, 2013 at 23:01 )

Bad move to dine here on a public holiday maybe? Indifferent service, music so loud conversation inside was impossible and the food was bordering on appalling. Lamb burger was as if it had been cut from a day old RSL carvery, the meat was so dry. GF bun ordered but not delivered. No sauce, just beetroot, tomato, and lettuce. Pork crackling side was charred black and turned to dust upon chewing. Chilli cheese fries were nice. Sexy beast burger was okay, but just okay. Bun was stale and it was impossible to distinguish any flavours from the over done beef – definitely not a $15 burger and failed abysmally to live up to the review on Overall, B.east avoided.

Tom ( April 1, 2013 at 23:36 )

Stop hating on B.East guys. Apart from the bun (which I do agree, they can improve) the burgers and chilli fries and the rest of it is all great. Well, at least for anyone under the age of 25. It’s cool place for people who enjoy being around loud music, drinking and chilling with their mates.

Burger King ( April 25, 2013 at 21:40 )

Hey folks, the B.East has a new head chef and a new menu. Just had the classic which 6 months ago was indifferent, tonight freekin awesome.

Maz ( August 3, 2013 at 18:30 )

Had the Filthy tonight… Possibly the best burger I’ve ever had. Highly recommended.

Paul ( January 3, 2014 at 21:55 )

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