Rockwell & Sons

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rockwell & Sons – 288 Smith St, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Double Patty Smash Burger
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
10 minutes
Would we recommend:
Go Now!

It feels like every other week Melbourne is blessed with another addition to the “We Should Totally Try That Place Out” list. But, sometimes you hear about a place that makes you forget the 23 other joints you wanted to eat at and gets you through the door that night. With skills in the kitchen that have previously seen the likes of Cumulus & Co, Stoke House and NYC’s Spotted Pig it’s safe to say you’ll be getting a decent feed. At the helm are North Carolinan chef Casey Wall and Kiwi Manu Potoi and they’re tantalising menu stems from everything they wanted to eat on their days off – good ol’ fashion high quality comfort food. Their Wednesday night fried-chicken dinners mean for $60 you get a whole organic Glenloth chicken that takes three days to prepare: one day it soaks in salted brine, the next in an aromatic brine, with citrus and herbs. Then it’s covered in a buttermilk batter and fried golden. This very same chicken is used in their Fried Chicken Sandwich (take note: it’s a sandwich, not a burger children). Skim read their menu and you’ll salivate at the thought of a Pressed Rib Sandwich, a Lamb Sausage Dog and, of course, the Double Smash Pattie Burger that comes with twin smashed beef patties, classic Kraft cheese, special sauce all on a seeded bun.

“I was seriously starving this night and thought to myself, ‘I could easily eat two burgers tonight’. I kept these thoughts to myself as I’m easily persuaded by peer pressure and will rarely back down from a challenge. Luckily I didn’t voice my tummy rumblings as this was an immensely rich burger and, with my side of onion rings I was left completely full. The super soft bun was coated in butter, which is seriously delicious and only enhanced the super creamy, perfectly melted Kraft slices of cheese that melted their way through every grain of the two beef patties. There was a skerrick of greenery that added the slightest crisp crunch to an overall soft and extremely juicy burger experience. An incredible, good value and worthy of taking an American friend to experience.”
“I can’t recall ever smashing a smash burger Down Under. So it was nice to get a taste of that classic the U.S pattie style in our own backyard – and it really worked. The only thing I didn’t like about the burger was the bun – I found it too buttery and sweet for my liking. The texture was very soft throughout, creamy and with the freshness of lingering spring onion?/dill? embedded amongst the Kraft and special sauce it really took the burger to another level. At first glance it may look like a light burger, but by the end of the meal you will be full. Chips were good too.”
“There aren’t many burgers out there that can sweep me off my feet and then ride away into the sunset with me. But holy cow, this was like my honeymoon all over again. This burger has EVERYTHING going for it. I’m talking about flavour, uniqueness and then ofcourse the price. For 10 dollars this is amazing. I want to be on this burger again and again and again. It was beautifully creamy, salty and oh so soft. Every bite was another step in to burger heaven. I can’t fault this burger at all. So balanced and delicious, it’s a breath of fresh air in the burger world. Did I mention I liked this burger?”
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I’ll take 3!

TheyCallHimX ( December 18, 2012 at 14:13 )

This thing looks amazing! Burger of the year perhaps?!

Anonymous ( December 19, 2012 at 11:57 )

I seriously fell in love with this place as soon as I took a bite of the double patty smash. This place seriously gives Rockpool a run for its money as far as burgers are concerned.

Even ( February 27, 2013 at 12:20 )

Leroy Rockwell here, just finished up a heated session at the Rockwell & sons where I was mouth fucked into oblivion by the double patty beef smash burger. I’ve had an array of meats massage my tonsils before but nothing like this 2 hander. I was brought to my knees at the juices of this meaty beast ran down my throat, unfortunately my petite mouth wasn’t enough to fit this anaconda of a burger at once but the end result was amazing. The cheese and beef combo was intense my pupils enlarged at the smell of the special sauce. The bun was all I could imagine; sweet, soft and light (how I like my women) Rockwell and sons have put me in my place after this experience. Like any good slave for the meat I will be back for more.

Xoxo Leroy

Leroy Rockwell ( May 23, 2013 at 21:55 )

Mmm leave meat in my mouth

Michael patterson ( May 31, 2013 at 00:02 )

I mean love

Michael patterson ( May 31, 2013 at 00:03 )

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