In June of 2013 I ate the best burger of my life, under a railway line in Berlin. Burgermeister genuinely stole my heart. We ate off our laps sitting on milk crates in the European summer sunshine. The pattie was juicy. There was the perfect amount of cheese and other fillings. And the pattie to bun ratio was spot on.
After we arrived home I accepted that other burgers would be good, but none would quite match Burgermeister.
The Local Burger Co hasn’t been open all that long (I don’t think). I actually hadn’t noticed it before but the BF had. And once we in the vicinity the decision was made. It’s only little with a few tables inside and more out on the street.
The menu is concise but still makes it difficult to choose… especially when you realise there is pulled pork in the second column (this will be the BF’s choice next time we go I’m sure)! You even get a choice of white potato or sweet potato for your fries. Not too shabby. Oh and the current milkshake special is Peanut Brittle. Need I say more?
After some umming and ahhing, we ordered and took a seat out in the crisp autumn sun. I do love Melbourne this time of year.
It wasn’t long before our food arrived, and it was pretty exciting.
Now that is a burger. Complete with large stake knife.
And naturally we had to get some fries too. They were the best damn fries either of us have ever tasted. At a guess they were cooked three times, once boiled to get the fluffy centre. And twice fried for the golden crispiness.
The Original Beef Burger, with cheese. Oooooh yeah…
Juicy. Fresh. Saucy. It was love at first bite. And second bite. And third bite. In fact, each bite was as good, if not a little better than the one before it. I am not even ashamed to say that it beat me.
I’m already looking forward to going back.
The Local Burger Co
687 Rathdowne St, Carlton North