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Food adventure @ The Beer and Burger Bar

Following the half marathon and the three course A Taste of France with Gabriel Gate event, I was definitely more than ready to call it a night… or rather, a day. But with tickets to Cirque Du Soleil, home time had to wait. Performed at the Rod Laver Arena, thehouseofem and I returned to Richmond to meet up with Ackla, her brother and colleague for a bite before the show, and we found ourselves at The Beer and Burger Bar.  

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As you would expect, the place sold beers and burgers… with a few other items in between, including wraps, an assortment of sides and non-beer beverages. In fact, the menu was surprisingly extensive compared to what I had been expecting, and it did take us some time to decide on our orders. 

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Chilli fries. 

We started off with some chilli fries to share. I was looking forward to some fries with a spicy seasoning, but instead ended up with something better. Served with a creamy cheese sauce and flavoursome tomato-based chilli that possessed a subtle kick, the duo worked perfectly with the chips underneath. The chips were both crispy and crunchy, while pillowy soft on the inside. 

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Roast pork burger - with grilled pineapple, apple relish, asian slaw and salted pork scratching. 

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While the pulled pork was not very tender (its texture was surprisingly similar to duck), its flavour paired well with the pickled carrots and Asian slaw. The sweet and juicy pineapple and apple puree-like sauce seemed mismatched with the traditional Asian flavour package at first, but the creamy mayo pulled everything together. Encounters with the crackling added much crunch, but its flavour was unpleasant and overly salty. The brioche bun was super soft and sweet, and not overly heavy or buttery. Minus the crackling (which was easily removable), this was one tasty burger. 

On another note: wooooohooooooo, free onion ring! 

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Sloppy Joes - TBBB’s secret recipe. 

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Veggie burger, and onion rings. 

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Slow cooked lamb burger - with smoked bacon, mint jelly and harissa. 

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Lamb burger, halved. 

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Sliders. 

I can’t say much about the beers since I’m not a fan, but you can expect a great meal at The Beer and Burger Bar - the fries were excellent and aside from a few minor criticisms, the burgers tasted pretty great overall. 

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The Beer and Burger Bar

112 Swan St,

Richmond, Victoria, 3121. 

(03) 9429 5934

http://www.tbbl.com.au/