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Burger Wellington 2013, the Final Two

September 1, 2013

It’s been a week since Wellington on a Plate ended and a whole week since my last burger.┬áIt was fun while it lasted but I am glad it is over… have I got burger burn out? Burger fatigue? Blocked arteries? Not sure, maybe… actually, hopefully not. I still love a good burger, I just think we need some time apart… but I’ll call when I’m ready.

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The Larder, Miramar

August 29, 2013

Wide roads, pavements illuminated only by the street lamps, and teenagers traveling in packs… yep, we were definitely in the burbs! If this were back in my teen days, I’d probably be heading to some house party with a four pack of smirnoff and a plan to knock back the drinks then hit the town. These days, we’re roaming the mean streets of Miramar in search of good food at The Larder.

My last Larder visit was for last year’s WOAP burger- lambs brains in a bun; an acquired taste I think, but still well worth trying. This time we ordered a few tamer dishes- seafood, pasta, and steak. The food here looks good, everything is elegant and you can tell it’s been thoughtfully placed right there. But as we all know, looks are never enough… there comes a point when staring at your hot date becomes rude and plain boring. Luckily, the food here came through- beauty and brains- hurrah!

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El Matador, Cuba Street

August 26, 2013

I used to live in an apartment on Cuba St, pretty much across the road from El Matador. For months we watched the weathered and much loved Munchen Burger transform into a slick, much hyped Argentinean grill, complete with deliberately rustic decor which is oh so chic right now. I always wonder how much people spend on those fit outs and whether there’s money hidden in the walls to jack up the cost?! Anyway, it clearly got people interested as it was, and still is, nearly always full…

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Full Circle Feast, Ti Kouka

August 24, 2013

Ended up on the dinner table at Ti Kouka’s Full Circle Feast. This was after they had feasted on spent grains from Garage Project Brewery, bi-products from making corn chips (wonder if they get dip?), and other tasty morsels. Then they were let loose to roll around in the mud, or whatever it is pigs do for fun?! I digress, the point is they end up making very tasty pork-anything!

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Pravda, Customhouse Quay

August 24, 2013

After extensive research, I’ve concluded that three courses is probably the right amount of time needed for a proper girly gossip. The ‘Law Girls’ usually get together for breakfast at Leuven every couple of weeks but there’s not really enough time to get into the real juicy bits over the waffles or potato cakes. That’s when the longer dinner dates come in handy.

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Burger Wellington 2013, the beginning

August 18, 2013

Put a well formed patty on top of some fresh salad, slather on some tangy condiments and smack it all into a nicely warmed, slightly crisp bun. Voila, you have a burger! Many people will know that I love a good burger so Wellington on a Plate’s Burger Wellington is something I get excited about! Last year I managed 10- a disgustingly high number according to most but hey, it’s good to have a challenge right?

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