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Published January 30th 2017
It's so true - we never lamb alone
Did you spoil yourself with some Aussie Lamb on the barbecue for Australia Day, or did you suffer the half burnt sausage that only tomato sauce can save?
If you missed out on the lamb roast or chop this year, I would be heading down to Ribs and Burgers at Woolloongabba for their newly introduced burger. On the menu for a limited time only, The Lamb was created to celebrate the great summer flavours of Australian Lamb.
Firstly, let me tell you about Ribs and Burgers, located in close proximity to the Gabba Stadium, and sitting at the end of trendy Trafalgar Lane, off Stanley Street. There is a heap of gentrification and redevelopment happening in Woolloongabba and with its funky gift and clothing shops, cafes and antique stores it has a great little vibe going down.
The interior is relaxed and casual. You can take the family or the work mob and not be afraid to chat. Be honest: don't you just hate going out for fun in a group and feel the need to whisper?
We had to laugh at the wall of photographs featuring old fashioned butchers decorating the walls. My daughters, in their late twenties, do not remember butcher shops such as these and believe all meat comes on black trays neatly wrapped in plastic. To them, meat hooks are only props in horror movies.
There is a Children's Menu, and beer and wine are also available. The staff were friendly and efficient and much thanks to Anne and Eva, who genuinely enjoy their work, and whose enthusiasm is infectious.
But back to The Lamb.
The Lamb Shoulder has been cooked to perfection with the meat falling off the bone.It sits on a soft bun, with rocket salad, freshly minted cucumber and a smooth cream cheese. It was just delicious and I know my mother would have been appalled if she had spotted me licking my fingers. It was that tasty.
The Squeeze, an old sheep farmer from the East Coast of Tasmania, agreed that this burger was the best he'd had for years. Not a patty, but real meat and at $13.50 each a bargain. We ordered sides of Sweet Potato Fries with Aioli to share but had no room in our bellies to finish them off.
Lamb is fantastic at this time of year, and does evoke images of backyard cricket and sand between the toes. I'm going to organise a lunch with the work crew before The Lamb disappears at the end of February.