It’s embarrassing that it’s taken me this long to try Burger Urge. The Brisbane burger chain has been popular for a long time, and it’s not hard to count the reasons why.
First of all: are you hungry? Do you have a large appetite? Perhaps you’re hungover as shit, you’ve just run up Mt Coot-tha, or you’ve done an ‘awsum’ Zumba marathon. Burger Urge will take care of any raging appetite – the ‘large’ sized burgers are massive! Plus, they’ve mastered the art of making a huge burger that doesn’t fall apart.
Second: do you like tasty food? Get your mouth around a burger. I tried a Pestorella ($12.90), which had beef, pesto, mozarella and salad. D went for the Lamb Haloumi ($13.90), which was packed with lamb, haloumi, pesto, caramelised onion, salad, and relish. Both burgers were simply, but really tasty. The lamb and caramelised onion on D’s burger were cooked perfectly, and very flavoursome.
Third: healthy food is good, yes? I won’t lie. Dudes, recently D and I had a sausage roll sandwich (that’s a sausage roll stuffed in a slice of white, white bread) for lunch. Despite this, I do appreciate healthy and fresh food. I’m not sure of the nutritionals of Burger Urge, but the patties seem pretty lean, and all their produce is fresh and good quality.
Fourth: sweet potato fries. Oh yes. The humble vegie known as white potato’s less evil, sweeter cousin, can indeed be chopped up, fried, and seasoned. For $5.90, we were served a massive bowl of these crispy, spicy, savoury delights. I would go back just for these guys.
Fifth: do you like money? I sure do. Sometimes it’s annoying paying for something that mostly comes out the other end, but at least at Burger Urge you are getting serious value. Some of the burgers come in ‘regular’ size, but all of them come in ‘large’ – and these burgers are large and in charge. No, they won’t be the biggest burger you’ve ever had, but for $10.40 (for the ‘Classic’). Hot damn. You could share this sucker, if you’re a wimp.
There you have it. When you add up the list of positives, versus the minor negatives (tooooo much pesto. Yes, there is such a thing) Burger Urge is clearly a place you must visit.
Shop 3/156 Boundary St
West End (also at New Farm)
(07) 3844 8777