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by Kiesten McCauley (subscribe)
My early career was in teaching, writing, producing and directing for theatre, comedy and impro shows. Now I'm a professional creative person. Mostly high-end branding, strategy, writing, editing and digital content creation.
Published July 1st 2015
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Beef sliders at Ribs and Burgers


Cue Homer Simpson voice: Mmmmmmmm Buuuurrrrrrrr-gers.

How good are burgers folks? Am I right? You know I'm right and that I'm asking rhetorical questions when there's an important question to answer: Where's the Best Burger Joint in Brissy?

I can't make up my mind. I'm a fan of three for different reasons, none of which particularly cancel out the others.

First, there's those times when you want your burger with a side of humour, generous portion sizes, and lashings of fresh, healthy ingredients. When those times hit me right in the feels I hightail it to Burger Fuel. That's where you'll find food with punny, clever and amusing names like Flamethrower, Ring Burner, and Ford Freakout.

The buns are wholemeal and you don't care because everything is delicious, especially the charred, juicy chicken breast and melted brie on the Bacon Backfire (Char-grilled chicken breast, bacon, brie, salad, relish, aioli). Cue the Homer Simpson drooling sound now.

Phew, okay I've tidied myself up and it's time to talk sliders. Maybe you're not in the mood for one big healthy burger. You might instead have a hankering for a delicious slider duo nestled in gorgeous golden buns and dripping with the most amazing pink mystery sauce (I have no idea what it's made of... unicorn smiles? Magical rainbows? The tears of my enemies?). That's when you need to visit Ribs & Burgers.

You get a full bottle of the magical pink sauce in the little condiments and utensils kettle they give you at the register when you order and I haven't tried yet but I don't think they'd kick you out for trying to drink that pink elixir right from the bottle. The slider duo comes with perfect thick chips which are great with or without the pink enemy tear sauce (but have them with the sauce! Have everything with the sauce! Sauce!) ahem. You can choose two beef or two chicken sliders, or go wild and have one of each.

"Pffffftttttt," I hear you say, "The hipster-punk writer who lives inner city loves gentrified burger joints. Booooooo you're unaustralian! What about a real burger?"

Wow. That's harsh you guys, but probably fair.

Okay so when I'm in the mood for a real burger - you know the ones about which you sometimes feel a gaping pit of nostalgia opening up in your gut? I'm talking about the old fashioned fish and chip shop or roadhouse, home-style, nothing is mass produced, everything tastes brilliant and the juices drip down your arms and you don't care type burger. Kelvin Grove Seafood & Takeaway does my favourite old fashioned traditional style burger. At the risk of sounding like an advert, if the taste of their burgers doesn't immediately transport you back to a moment in your childhood, then the prices will.

So now it's over to you. I'd love to hear your opinions. Where's your favourite burger joint in or around Brisbane and what do you love about them?
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Ben's Burger - Fortitude Valley
by tala. (score: 0|7) 1616 days ago
YES, totally agree - KG Seafood & Takeaway is a blast from the past, so good. :) I'm a bit of a Burger Urge and/or Grill'd kinda person otherwise, but am now going to check out the other places you've recommended...
by colin (score: 0|4) 1617 days ago
Just Poppy's Riverhills
by ndccw (score: 1|17) 1610 days ago
I'm a new Zealander at heart still and almost had a tear when burger fuel finally opened up here. Was keeping my psych at bay with burger urge but that aioli from burger urge pushing everything else out. Keen on trying those sliders though they look great.
by linga (score: 0|7) 1616 days ago
West End milkbar
by oldies (score: 2|197) 1615 days ago
Burger Urge in George street
by May Cross (score: 3|5489) 734 days ago
Grilling Art st Stafford
by adoss (score: 0|2) 1616 days ago
Da Burger in New Farm without a doubt!! BEST! :)
by kezwah (score: 0|2) 1610 days ago
Southern Attitude at Bulimba does both sliders and Burgers, ribs and steaks and the burgers are amazing. Chilli cheese fries are good but not as good as American ones. You also don't need to worry about the waiter bugging you as they have a flag system, if you want the waiter/ress to come over you put your flag up, if you don't want them to bug you leave your flag down, simple, and once the flag is up they come pretty quickly.
Southern attitude oxford street bulimba
by donna (score: 1|40) 1613 days ago
The Blue Duck Bar and Bistro on Park Road Milton.....burgers and sliders along with everything else on the menu is mouth watering!
by susan (score: 0|2) 1614 days ago
Just Poppys Riverhills
by berry (score: 0|2) 1614 days ago
Rainworth Seafoods
by Sgovi (score: 0|2) 1615 days ago
Just Poppy's ( bogong st, riverhills - westlake kind of area) does the best burgers!
I live in CBD but well worth drive over - too many fab choices to recommend one ( i always have problem deciding as i want to try one I've loved before but.. Also want to try new ones!! Beluve they are in Facebook.
by jacka (score: 0|2) 1616 days ago
Da Burger in James street New Farm For Freshest , tastiest , best value burger in Brissy ,where you can also purchase a burger that is suspended( voucher ) then given the Brisbane Youth Service ..
by Alexa (score: 0|2) 1616 days ago
Grilled at Victories Point
by Sande (score: 0|2) 1616 days ago

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