Lucky Egg | Image Credit: Ariana Gillrie
With news of epic coastal burger joint, Ze Pickle, coming to town, our thoughts have turned to burgers—namely, the insanely decadent, artery-clogging kind.
We’re talking crazy fat patty stacks, cheesy messes, and so-crazy-they-might-just-might-work fillings. Here they are in all their greasy glory: Brisbane's most insane burgers.
The Flying Cock
While you might be familiar with The Flying Cock’s epic Saturday night D-Floor, it’s time to meet their Captain Chook’s Slopped Up Abroad Burger - the burger equivalent of a Buffalo wing. Chomp down the fried chicken with blue cheese and chipotle sauce amid two toasted buns, then make your way to the dance floor where you can fling your arms about with renewed vigour.
Carina and Bridgeman Downs
If you’re going to Getta Burger, I’d getta Getta “Lot”, the errything burger. It’s huge (but non-artificially enhanced) buns are stuffed to the brim with beef, bacon, double cheese, onions, tomato, lettuce etcetera, etcetera—this Brisbane burger dwarfs any competitors in comparison.
Oxley, Yeronga & Daisy Hill
On the outside Chompers may look like your average greasy chippery, but on the inside you can buy a donutified burger. Salty beef patties and tangy barbecue sauce wedged between two Krispy Kreme donuts is the ultimate entree, and for your main course enjoy the 3x patty, 3x bacon, 3x cheese complete with 100% Australian organic salad ingredients.
If you’re a fan of double patty, you’ve gotta get your stackin’ done at Ben’s, where they are more than happy to double or even triple your stack (affectionately known as a Big Ben). You can even get your cray-on at breakfast time with Ben’s BB Elvis. This burger is a solid 10. Bacon, peanut butter, banana and maple syrup for $7? Swiping right.
Red Hook’s burger specials are the stuff of Brisbane burger legend, so their Facebook page is well worth a follow if you don’t want to miss out. Their Uptown Funk burger comes slathered in three types of cheese (American, Swiss, and gorgonzola, to be precise) atop a patty and bacon, and of course there’s the famous ‘OG’ Dirty Elvis, complete with patty, cheese, battered pickles, peanut butter, and special sauce.
If you’re partial to the best of the Colonel, then get your mouth around this guy: Lucky Egg’s Buffalo Crispy Fried Chicken burger where your hefty serve of crispy fried chicken is topped with cheddar and pickles. Vegos, they’ve got you covered too. The Vegi Crispy comes with tempura fried eggplant, cheddar, pickles, and slaw and is as moreish as it’s meaty cousins. A new gem on the Brisbane burger scene, Lucky Egg will have you stopping in on the “way home,” even when your commute is from South Brisbane to West End.
If you’re a DIY kind of gal or boi, Miel Container’s design your own burger menu will float your boat. Prepare a Pinterest board for ideas because you’ll have great difficulty deciding between the mountain of options. Brioche or ciabatta? Caramelised onion or spiced gherkin? Brie or cheddar? Caesar or basil pesto? Create the most epic burger you can imagine—the fate of your tastebuds is in your hands.
If you get absolutely piggy for pork belly, Chur Burger’s legendary crispy pork belly burger with chilli caramel slaw and aioli will have you wagging your curly tail. There is scarcely a more pleasurable sound that the crunch of that first enchanting bite.
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