~NightChild~ (night_child80) wrote,

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Me: "I had a shit day today."
The SO: "Awww... did you wanna eat out?"
Me: "Uh huh, so everytime I have a shit day, we eat out?"
The SO: "Yup. We could try that new burger place."
Me: "Uh huh..."
The SO: "It's supposed to be healthy."
Me: "So's my cooking."

Yesterday's photo shoot was really good, so it stands to reason that today's session wouldn't go off without a hitch.

So the SO dragged me to the new burger joint, Grill'd for dinner, as I had my first meal of the day at 4:30pm (a sausage roll I bought before work that morning).

Now I am not too much of a burger person. I avoid McDonalds like the plague and Burger King/Hungry Jacks I'd eat if there is nothing else in the world. Back in Singapore, the only place I'd eat burgers willingly is Carl's Junior and I've always thought their burgers are pretty damned difficult to beat.

I was oh so wrong.
And never been happier to be wrong. (^_^)

The burgers are grilled right out in the open,
but the fumes nor smell make it anywhere near the dining area.

Obviously it's been marketed for the youth market and from the looks of the patrons this evening,
I'd say they're not doing too badly at all.

But let's talk about the important things...
The Food

The SO's choice for the evening.
This is surprisingly not on the website's menu,
so I'm assuming you can only get this little baby of a burger here in Brisbane.
Melbourne outlets have the Mighty Melbourne though,
which is lacking on the menu here.

This is one heck of an awesome burger.
And I'm not vegetarian or vegan.
Chickpea patties have developed a horrid reputation for being dry and unkind to salivating mouths,
but this... oh this sweet creation... could be e
very reason your tastebuds would happily forgo the taste of meat for.
The veggies are so crisp and fresh, I would swear the veggie garden
must be on the roof and is harvested the minute you play the order.
And I'm not even talking about crappy iceberg lettuce.
This is the gourmet shit, dude.

The only problem with Grill'd?
They don't sell standard meals of fries and drink with your burger.
Which is great, cuz you won't be forced to guzzle the sugarloaded post-mix crap every other fast good joint dishes out.
But with fries like this, you'd wish they would include it in the price of the burgers.
Cuz they're AUD$3.90 a pop (AUD$0.50 for sauces).

You know how you sometimes instantly regret having eaten a burger
and you knew you ate it, cuz you were just too hungry/lazy to get anything else?
We came away from Grill'd happy.
Actually HAPPY to have stuffed our faces with real food.

Now to see if they will keep up the amazing standard they've set for themselves.

Grill'd on Urbanspoon
Tags: conversations, food, photo, restaurant review, tom

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