Free burgers. Big burgers. Confusing burgers. This Sunday’s International Burger Day includes all that and more. Whether you’re fangin’ for a cheap and dirty post Saturday night feed or you’re keen to wreck yourself in an eating challenge, here’s where you need to go if you’re in Sydney, Melb or Brisbane.
CHEAP AS CHIPS
If you’re after a ripper feed for low cost, there’s a few options this Sunday. In Syd, Chargrill Charlie’s is offering 50% their finger lickin’ burgers, while in Melb Churburger Chadstone is shilling 500 of its iconic churburgers for free.
And if you’re in the mood for bite-sized bliss, Bondi’s Bucketlist is serving up lamb sliders three ways: as a backstrap kaarage, a pulled-lamb shoulder with chipotle, and a classic kofta burger. We’ll take all three.
Yes please. (Photo: Bucketlist Bondi)
As for the bigger multi-city chains, Neil Perry’s Burger Project is giving away free chips between 3-6pm with Perry’s one-off gourmet Cape Grim Tasmanian grass-fed beef and bacon burger. You can also win a year’s worth of burgers if you use their app to order.
In more Neil Perry news, Saké Jnr is taking a left turn from poké bowls to plate up a Japanese fried chicken burger, a katsu-inspired beast.
Vegan faves Lord Of The Fries have a 2-for-1 special on its mini-burgers across Aus (though don’t head to Chadstone and Brunswick St in Melb, or the George St or Central stores in Syd. They don’t celebrate this holy day).
MELB’S BURGER FESTIVAL
Melbourne’s Dangenong Market is going all out this Sunday, with 13 stalls putting their own spin on the ‘burg for all it’s worth with inventive ‘Franken-burgers’. Expect sushi burgers, cupcake twists, Tim Tam donut burgers and more, proving that there are no ideas too far gone.
The market’s also offering a chance to win free burgers for a year, as well as a ‘Four-Level freak burger’ created by Instagram burger fiend Damoforce. I am not sure what this burger proves, other than humanity’s insatiable hunger for entertainment and self-destruction. Fun! Find the details here.
Keen for a challenge?
If you’re game Melburnians, head to Maribyrnong and ask for Gorilla Grill’s behemoth. It’s a double patty cheeseburger incepted with a fried chicken waffle sandwich. Because if something is physically possible, why not do it?
And if you’re in Sydney, The DOG Hotel in Randwick is holding an eating contest. You’ll need to wolf down a mountainous tower of – and bear with me here – a beef patty, fried chicken, bacon, cheese, fried mozzarella, beef brisket, Chipotle aïoli, beer BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato on a charcoal bun with a fried jalapeno popper on top.
Whoa. (Photo: Keg & Brew)
Even that sentence is exhausting, but there’s a $200 bar and burger tab on the line. Enter the comp here.
If you don’t want to compete but you’re still a masochist, you can grab one of the stacks at sister pub Keg & Brew in Surry Hills, too. It’ll cost you $30 with fries and a craft beer, which seems hefty till you remember it’s about four meals in one.
Some places just want to see your bowels burn.
Photo: Gorilla Grill.