I have eaten some pretty amazing food this trip – been to some great bars and restaurants and fast food places but tonight I think I had my favourite meal of the whole trip – The Burger Joint. Eden and her man Dave took Mrs W and I out to a little hidden gem not far from or hotel.
You head to this place. A fancy hotel right in the thick of mid town action.
You soak up the warm summer’s evening just as the sun goes down.
You see that sign there? That’s a burger, and that’s when you know you are at the right place. You line up, and chat.
Once you get in it’s dark and dingy and fabulous and there is awesome music pumping away.
There are people in booths, eating their burgers and fries and sipping on their soda’s.
You line up, and you make sure as shit that you get your order ready and said in the correct way. If you stuff it up, or don’t know what you want, or want something else, or changed? It’s to the back of the line for you. I memorised and practised it over and over in my head.
2. Medium rare
3. The works
4. With coke
You take a seat, if you can find one. And you wait for your name to be called out. You do not leave them waiting.
A little paper wrapped burger is handed to you. If you ordered fries, they come in a brown paper bag. Just so.
It’s nothing fancy. The bun is squished, the cheese is oozing and the holy trinity of sauces – ketchup, mustard and mayo are dripping down the side. The patty is well seasoned, juicy and tasty. It is quite simply DELICIOUS.
It’s one of the coolest dining experiences I have ever had. A little like these two, some of the coolest people I know. They go together like mayo and ketchup, burger and fries and it’s a pure joy to behold.