POP’S PLACE – SILVERTON BURGER

 – Cankarjevo nabrežje 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenia, Ljubljana is as charming as a city can be. The surroundings, the people, the man made river that runs right through the heart of the city and the faultless weather, you can’t ask for anything more. 

With a few days of exciting activities ready to begin, It was lunch time on the first day and a burger sprung to mind. Pop’s Place was situated on the river on a busy side street with large awnings to save you from the hot weather. 

A quick scan over the menu and the Silverton Burger caught my attention. The Silverton Burger– 

((Custom beef blend, crispy onions, cheddar cheese, home-made BBQ sauce, signature brioche bun)) 

I am the first person to give recognition to a restaurant who has clearly crafted each individual burger to provide the best possible product to their customers. This is what I feel Pop’s Place has done here, or attempted at least. 

This burger sounded like it should of blown me away, but it didn’t quite get there. The bread was weak, the meat was undercooked (for me) and there was too much sauce. But, the bacon was shredded into small chunks which sunk into the melted cheese and not forgetting the onion ring, possibly the nicest I’ve had to date. 

I’ve come to the point in my blogging career that I feel it a necessity that I consider all aspects. Service, surroundings and effort in the production have been taken into consideration, giving this of burger a rating of 7.4 out of 10.

FigRman 

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POP’S PLACE – SILVERTON BURGER

SUBMARINE BURGER – ORIGINAL

– Frankopanska 11, Croatia 

Croatia, another new country that I’m able to tick off my list and another new exciting burger. Eating burgers all around the world gives you the sense that they’re one of the few things that we all have in common. 

A very bold branded burger bar stood proud on one of the busy retail streets and with an enticing menu, we sat down anticipating good things. Welcome to Submarine Burger (Formerly; Yellow Submarine)

Original;

((Brioche bun, patty, submarine sauce, lettuce and onion)) 

As you can see from the above stated ingredients it’s a very simple burger. With calculated intentions, I chose this as I feel a burger restaurant is only as good as its simplest burger, so I was excited to see what can be done. 

A suspiciously quick turn around time, from ordering and receiving our food meant we were stunned before anything was even eaten. 

The burgers golden exterior was aesthetically pleasing but it’s internal structure did present a few issues. The amount of submarine sauce did overwhelm other important ingredients and made the burger quite slippery. Considering the deliciousness of the submarine sauce this wasn’t such a terrible thing. 

The bread and meat were beautiful, and knowing everything is 100% organic, you feel that little bit better about indulging on such a guilty pleasure. 

Coming to a comprehensive rating of this burger, I considered the service and also the wholesome attributes that submarine burger promote. A solid burger rating of 8 out of 10. 

– figrman 

SUBMARINE BURGER – ORIGINAL

MCDONALDS – BACON CLUBHOUSE DOUBLE 

– Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Ellesmere Port 

I can confidently admit that I like McDonald’s, not love, not adore, like. McDonald’s attractiveness stems from its reliability, convenience and price. You can’t ask much more from a fast food restaurant.

New and sometimes temporary additions are added to the menu for seasononal purposes and/or just to boost sales, the most recent is the Bacon Clubhouse Double

My first and last impression was, it’s like a BigMac wearing a tutu and that’s about it. Taste and texture were pretty standard which is McDonald’s forte, but appearance and structure were not thought through. 

Any of McDonald’s long running burgers are neat, trim and built with flawless structure but this can’t be said for the Bacon Clubhouse Double. The soft unusual brioche bun gave no reliability to the mass of messy ingredients that spewed out, lets leave brioche out of this McDonalds.

Unfortunately I can’t recommend this burger but what I can recommend, is sticking to the long running, average priced, reliable burgers. You can’t go wrong there. Burger rating: 4 out of 10.

Figrman

MCDONALDS – BACON CLUBHOUSE DOUBLE 

LOETJE CENTRAAL

– Stationsplein 10, 1012 AB, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Given the circumstances & hunger, ‘Loetje’ was more of a last resort than a first resort. 

The restaurant sitting on a picturesque canal, with outside seating gave off a pleasant vibe, but being directly below the central station in the centre of Amsterdam gave off a more touristy feel. Don’t let this fool you. 

The very fast service meant we were seated quickly, and before I knew I had a beer in my grasp, (Heineken to be specific). I like this. 

The burger I had chosen had minimal description on the menu (Loetje’s Hamburger), from past experience this could mean anything, and I’m not sure what my expectations were either. 

Anyway, the burger. It was outstanding. Fried onions, gherkins, various pieces of grated salad, a mysterious sauce that was layered throughout, a very suculent piece of beef and a soft, fresh, powdered bun.

  

Do I need to say more? It was deceivingly good. 

Figrman 

LOETJE CENTRAAL