If ever there was a place that is keeping the dream alive, it would be The B.East in Brunswick East, the kings of burger slinging, fries slathered in house-made gravy and a Bloody Mary that will make your toes curl in delight. For those of us within the delightful area of Brunswick East, The B.East has been an institution since 2012, a live music venue that added a truly unique vibe to its upper-Lygon location. Believe me, if you've ever been to a B.East chilli eating contest, you will know what I am talking about.
The B.East is a specialist burger joint housed within eye-catching premises; there is an air of organised chaos here with a brick interior adorned with colourful artwork, graffiti and posters. A central bar hosts all the activity pumping out a range of meat, chicken and vegan burgers with lip-smacking sides along with a personalised cocktail menu and local beers.
The B.East is the perfect place to get your burger fix, with my favourite on the menu being the Texas rattlesnake, a char-grilled plant patty doused with Texas BBQ sauce, vegan cheese, maple bacon, lettuce and pickles. The range of meat, chicken and veggie patties is formidable with the option to order a gluten-free bun or double up your patty if the hunger is intense. As a bonus, they are now offering an assorted range of (pick up and take home) lasagnas by the legends at Lasagna Del Ray - a cheesy and heavenly mix of either chicken, beef or vegan meat for your fridge.
Be sure to check their Facebook (@thebeastburgers) for specials and new menu items including a winter warming house-made mulled wine that you can purchase if you have a takeaway mug with you.
This local haunt is open Monday to Sunday from 12 PM for the lunchtime crowd until late for those wanting to grab a dose of comfort food for dinner. You can also order a burger feast via the Deliveroo app for those that are not within the 5km zone during these lockdown days.
When you are on a comfort food mission, follow the music and tuck into a B.East burger feast.