You can find a solid, honest burg in every capital city of this country, but you’ve gotta hand it to Melbourne.
We have, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest burger offering of this great southern land. Wander through the CBD’s laneways and you’ll stumble upon all manner of burg dispensaries, from 8-bit to Mr Burger, Grill’d to Royal Stacks and beyond.
One of the juiciest jewels in our sesame-seed-encrusted crown is Huxtaburger.
They’ve been dishing up deeply satisfying burgers exclusively to Melburnians since 2011. It’s a point of difference we’ve had over Sydney for the better part of a decade… until now.
Huxtaburger has just announced that they’re opening up shop in Redfern. Yup, a franchise has agreed to fire up the grill and start flipping patties for the folks of the Inner West.
Details at this point are sparse, but an inside sauce has confirmed that the restaurant is slated to open in July at 66 Regent Street, Redfern.
If a Huxtaburger has never passed your sweet naive lips and you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, we’re praying for you.
But also, let us show you why they’re so god damn good. (I’ll be the first to admit, this is really unnecessary but I’m procrastinating and will take any excuse to look at burgers under the guise of ‘work’.)
First up, you’ve got the Denise. She may bear the same name as your meek, middle aged colleague in accounts, but that’s where the similarities end. This burger is hot as all fuck, featuring spicy jalepēnos and a generous slap of sriracha mayo:
Then you’ve got the Brekkie Burger, a hangover-demolishing creation that we lost our collective crap over when it was released late last year. It’s chockablock fulla avo, crispy bacon, egg, tomato and a crunchy hash brown:
My editor is definitely looking over my shoulder now, so I’ll leave you with this: the holy Cheesus. We’re talking a double grass-fed beef patty, double cheese topped off with cheesy mayo. It’s not for the faint of heart, or the lactose intolerant:
There’s heaps more where that came from, and you can read the full menu here.
PS, Brisbane and Perth: you’ve not been forgotten. The burger brand plans to expand right round the country in the next year, so stay tuned.