Multicultural Cuisine of…
106 Smith St,
(03) 9417 MEAT
I’m baaaack!!! Well, sort of… you see, I’ve been back from Thailand for a few weeks now, but have no internet connection at home at the moment :( which obviously makes blogging a little difficult! I have some amazing Thai food photos to share, but having some problems getting them uploaded at the moment, so they will hopefully be coming soon! Big apologies for the extended break, and huge thanks to everyone who’s still reading and waiting for me to return!
Upon my return to Melbourne, I decided that after all of the healthy(ish) vegetable and meat packed stir-fries I ate in Thailand, it was time to get back to basics, to my absolute favourite food of all, the humble hamburger. Sous-Jeff and I ventured out a couple of weeks ago with every intention of dining at Gasometer, reputed to do a delicious burg, but arrived at lunch time to find it closed.
After a play with the shake function on my Urban Spoon app, I realised that in my excitement for my Thailand trip, I’d totally forgotten about the opening of Huxtaburger! Sister restaurant of the popular Huxtable on Smith St, it’s an old fashioned, American diner type set up, complete with black and white checkered walls, and sit-at-the-bench dining options.
We were out and about to find food for Sous-Jeff’s birthday, and he was easily lured in with the promise of cold beer, and the incredible smells wafting through the door…
We took our seats (stools) at the bench, with the little old air conditioner dripping away over our heads, placed our orders and waited in excitement, as we saw other burgers making their way off the grill. I went with the Huxtaburger (beef pattie, mustard, mayo, tomato sauce, tomato, cheese, lettuce, pickles), while the birthday boy went with the Theo (huxtaburger with bacon, double pattie, double cheese, bbq sauce), both accompanied by a bucket of chips…
Oh my… delicious. Absolutely incredible! Greasy, melted cheese, a very nicely flavoured pattie, and the tanginess from the mayo and mustard… it really was sensational! I know I said before that the Beatbox Raph burger is my all time favourite burger ever, but the Huxtaburger definately gave it a run for it’s money, sitting at a very close second. If you too are a burger lover, you really need to get on down to Huxtaburger and give this one a try.