Grill Station

Monday, September 13, 2010
Grill Station – 89 Station St, Fairfield, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Hot Stuff
Serviettes:
2
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
10 minutes
Would we recommend:
Definitely
Price:
$9.50
Summary

Tucked away in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Grill Station is the sort of take-out that you’d only need to goto twice and they’d know you on a first name basis. Sporting a humble interior with plasma tvs on the wall, the warm and friendly staff dish out a range of grilled meats, salads and both traditional and gourmet-style burgers from lunch ’til late, 6 days a week (closed Mondays). We asked for the Hot Stuff burger that came with pure beef, beetroot, pickles, tomato, red onion, hot chilli flakes, crisp cos lettuce, sweet chilli sauce and spicy relish, all on plain kaiser-style bun. For an extra $3.50 you’ll get a side of chips and a can of soft-drink (which you will need!).

Comments
“I somewhat enjoyed this burger. It had a true, rustic homemade pattie that doesn’t have your usual perfect round shape. Although the pattie was a little thin, it was cooked perfectly and had a simple but tasty seasoning. The sweet chilli sauce versus the beetroot was a great battle; one tearing up your taste buds whilst the other tried to calm them down. I could only suggest the idea of maybe adding cheese to ease the spice of the chilli and maybe also a thicker pattie to bring the flavour of the beef to the forefront.”
“I love spicy food, however when the beef is this good, I’d prefer to have the spice toned down. The lettuce, tomato and beetroot were freezing cold and hard to bite into, so I tossed them aside pretty quickly. I’m not a fan of having flour on top of buns either. The back dining room felt like a combination of sitting in an industrial fridge whilst waiting for a bus. Having said that I’d like to try the Down Under burger they offer if I return.”
“When I found out that they did chili burgers I was really keen to try it. The result was good…. safe, but good. The pattie was imperfect and uneven, which I don’t mind at all as long as its tasty, which it was. The chili factor was definitely present, but maybe a little too dominant. The ratio of beef to “greens” was close to perfect. I really liked this burger, but I didn’t love it. It was just missing something that I haven’t yet put my finger on. Maybe hoping you guys could tell me what it is? Oh yeah… fries were damn gooood.”
“Their style of pattie was certainly the highlight of the meal. The lowlight was the car ride home; a cold Melbourne night, windows down on the free-way and what sounded like an audition for the horn section of an orchestra.. Top burger though.”


Captain America’s Hamburger Heaven

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Captain America’s Hamburger Heaven – 38 Forest Rd, Ferntree Gully,
Victoria, Australia
Burger:
The Heavenly Burger (without Pineapple)
Serviettes:
3
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
25 minutes
Would we recommend:
If you’re in the area
Price:
$16.50
Summary

With a menu that boasts 11 different beef burgers (plus hot dogs, nachos, buffalo wings, steak etc)… how can you go wrong!? This mouth-watering adventure introduced us to an American-style diner with retro booths, swinging tunes, and good ol’ fashioned service. We discovered a burger complete with a beef pattie, egg, bacon, onion, lettuce, tomato, pickles and cheese. If you still have room for dessert, be sure to try the Key Lime Pie.

Comments
“The egg was perfectly cooked and the bacon was done to my liking, but the beef lacked flavour and could have done with more seasoning. It just didn’t live up to its American expectation. If they fixed a few things this place has the potential to be great.”
“Another large and messy burger experience. Most of the lettuce fell out the bottom, but I was going to remove it anyway. The beef was fairly non descript. I couldn’t taste the bacon and the bun was just a tad too big. All-in-all it was still a juicy and tasty burger. The staff were genuine in making sure we had a great meal and experience… which we did!”
“Loved the All-American drinks on offer and the cliché Americana interior design. The staff are friendly, the music is damn catchy and you will end-up wanting to eat everything on the menu. It tasted like a good fish ‘n’ chip shop burger and not like the Great American burger I was expecting, however to its defense it did have pickles. Chips weren’t so good.”
“The burger, in-short, was average. But this place was fun. The friendly service and the variety will make sure you have a great time. I’ll definitely be back to try another burger from their enormous menu.”
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Big Mouth Burger Co.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Big Mouth Burger Co. – 584 Main St, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia
Burger:
Big Mouth Burger
Serviettes:
3
Dress Code:
Casual
Sleepiness:
10 minutes
Would we recommend:
If you’re in the area
Price:
$11.50
Summary

At this suburban yet edgy burger haunt, size really does matter. Big Mouth Burger Co will win you over with both their colossal flavours and exquisite service. Our burger came with premium lean beef, cos lettuce, trim bacon, tasty cheese, grain fed egg, roast tomato, caramelised onion, herbed mayo & tomato chutney. Their chips deserve a mention, and if you still have room, indulge in the Spanish Doughnuts with dark chocolate sauce.

Comments
“The store resembles a franchise burger chain, but the burgers stand on their own four meaty legs! The meat pattie was perfectly cooked with a charred outside and a blissfully juicy centre (just a little pink), the way meat should be. Topped with a good amount of steaky bacon, it meant there wasn’t much need for a lot of seasoning.
A fantastically cooked egg, as well as their herbed mayo really pulled it all together.”
“Do not remove the skewer, it is in there for a reason! I obviously learnt this the hard way. Even though I had an extremely messy experience, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It tasted as if it had been cooked on a BBQ. The cheese didn’t really come through for me, however the egg made up for it. Bonus points for the complimentary Churros!”
“All round a good solid burger experience. It was big, ingredients were fresh and the service was exceptional. There really wasn’t one stand-out ingredient in the burger. All ingredients played their role like a well rehearsed orchestra playing Mozart’s Symphony #26 in E Flat (great burger music). Chips were good.”
“It happens. You eat a messy burger and you end up with no meat and just the “boring bits”. This was not the case here. With such delicious, fresh produce, all dripping with herbed mayo & tomato chutney, it was a pleasure from start to finish.”
Big Mouth Burger Co


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