Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. @ Thursday, February 16, 2017

Charlie dined as a guest but also returned.
Tuesday 31st January 

It's no secret that Melbourne loves its burgers, and they're so hot right now. Being American we love the classics like burgers and fries and so were delighted to check out the latest burger bar, located two blocks from the office, this is dangerous!

From Noosa comes Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. the first location outside of Queensland (Melbourne first, Sydney second :P) offering a similar menu as Royal Stacks, which arrived in Melbourne before Betty, though Betty first opened up shop before Royal in Noosa, and since then is traveling down the coast. 

The warm lighting and design of the place does remind me of those take-away shacks/booths on the beach. Though great burger bars aren't exactly beach-side down here, with our currently contaminated waters. We'd love to visit Noosa one day!

We love sliders/mini burgers! Though this would be the kid size, and not your regular size. Didn't try the original but we'll be back soon and shall update this post.

Betty's Classic (Full Size) $10
Angus beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, Betty’s special sauce

Light and fluffy buns reminds me of filet o fishes. The top has been grilled underneath just like huxtaburger! We have a new contender for best burger! Betty vs hux. (Note - Get both same day back to the office to compare.) Though I'm certain the burgers at Betty's are bigger.  

Crispy Chicken
Southern fried chicken, lettuce, tomato, Betty’s special sauce

The chicken was beautifully fried, went well with the fresh ingredients and mayo based sauce. Served in a soft slight sweet fluffy bun. It was delicious! Fried chicken is always a crowd pleaser.

Shroom Burger

Crisp fried mushrooms filled with melted gouda and 
gruyére cheese, lettuce, tomato, Betty’s special sauce

There aren't many amazing burgers out there for vegetarians, but this is one of them. Not many places do a mushroom burger either, and I haven't seen anyone do a fried one, with a crumb coating. A little bit hard to bite off, though great the same.

There was also the classic and pork belly burgers going around, but there's a limitation to what one person can eat! Luckily my plus one is coming over soon.

Beer Battered Onion Ring & French Fries

Partners in crime to the burger family, an essential we love. The fries were a bit on the oily side, compared to McD. Like the fries the onion rings were served with an aioli dip, which had a bit of lemon it in, contrasting the deep fried goodness.  And giving that chips on the beach vibe.

Now that's my kinda ring!

Loving the fries, as most burger places do the thicker chips. 

To wash it all down we had a chocolate thickshake, creamy and delicious, it's a classic. There was also strawberry, peanut butter and your classics, though no strawberry cheesecake, that one's my absolute favourite.

Peanut Butter Brittle & Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake 

What's a "concrete"? It's a cup of smooth and creamy house-made frozen custard (thicker than froyo) and tastes different, and you have the option of picking a flavour or creating your own! Start with a vanilla or chocolate base, and add mix ins like as Krispy Kreme doughnut, choc chip cookie dough, marshmallow sauce and Persian fairy floss!

 Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake
Vanilla custard, lemon curd & zest, raspberries, NY cheesecake, graham crumble

The contrasts of sweet, tart and tangy. Extra creaminess from the chunks of cheesecake were a delight too! We'd definitely recommend this one, though also have our eye on the spiced pecan & banana pudding!

You can check out more pictures from the event here

Delicious burgers just two blocks from Flinders and the office! We can't wait to return!

Have you checked out Betty's? It's on Elizabeth x Collins.

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