Thursday, 22 August 2013

Turner & Roast, Brick Lane

[@yesiamben] You can find Turner & Roast in Ely's Yard in The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Having just checked out the Crepe City sneaker event and having heard their 'Meat Porn' sauce was pretty good, I figured I'd pick up a cheeseburger.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Disco Bistro N1C popup at Skate KingsCross

[@yesiamben] The previous Disco Bistro popup at Rising Sun in EC4 served a wonderful burger (not pictured). It really was. The £10 'Disco Burger' was a Devon Ruby burger with bacon and cheese, served with fries, in a basket. The fries are much the same as they are at Disco Bistro N1C - thin, crispy and wonderful. The burger was, well - amazing. The patty was 30% fat and (from looking at my dreadfully scrawled notes) a mixture of rib, sirloin and bone marrow, cooked over charcoal. And boy was it good. Just pink enough, juicy and ever so beefy. On the bottom of the bun was some lettuce and ketchup, on the top of the patty some pickled red onions similar to those at N1C. But then there was bacon (which was pretty good), and for me, the icing on the cake - a gloopy rarebit style cheese mix consisting of beef fat, dark ale, Worcester sauce and some different cheeses. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tommi's Burger Joint, Marylebone

[@yesiamben] Great exports from Iceland: Bjork. Sigur Ros. World's strongest man Magnas Ver Magnasson. And probably some other stuff. To be honest, apart from some friends and family who've recently been to see the Northern Lights, a friend who went over to Reykjavi­k to (relatively unsuccessfully) hook up with a girl, and a guy I used to know who recently released an album there, I know very little about Iceland. But what I do know is we can probably add Tommi's Burger Joint to the 'great exports' list.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Street Kitchen's Buffalo Bill, Hampton Court Foodie Festival

This marvelous looking thing was produced by a burger van. Ok, a supercool highly polished Airstream burger van trailer at Hampton Court Foodie Festival, but even so, it seems things have moved on a long long way from the filthy burger van burgers of yesteryear.
I'd heard nothing but good things about Street Kitchen so was very excited to see them grafting away in the sunshine amongst the throng of other foodie offerings here.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Psychic Burger, Stoke Newington

Is it Dalston? Is it Stoke Newington? Is it both? Whatever, it's full of people dressed as French mime artists and Victorian chimney sweeps all sporting pointy mustaches. Even the girls. Ok only some of the girls, but you get the idea, it's a lot of fun here. 
Psychic Burger (from the crew behind Rita's Bar) is located in a bar/club called Birthdays. DJs are spinning tunes, folks are drinking cocktails at the bar and lucky people are tucking into the last of the soft shell crab burgers at tables in and outside.