MUD CRAB DINER – 2nd BEST CHEESEBURGER

– 521-523 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8PR

My best friends birthday weekend was well underway on it’s second day, in the great city of Sheffield. After planning a well structured weekend, meant each day was used to its highest potential, with rock climbing, alcohol, shopping and lots of food all tightly packed into 3 autumnal days. 

Mud Crab Diner, which is situated on the busy street of Ecclesall Road offers a smart/casual vibe with a wide variety of food and drinks. The 2nd Best Cheeseburger caught my eye immediately on their oddly confusing menu. 

((Thick & juicy, double ground flat iron steak burger with mature cheddar, lettuce, tomato, aioli, club sauce and pickle)) 

I seem to be subconsciously eating a lot of steak burgers recently. I did have certain opinions about them, but that seems to be turning around. 

Everything about this burger spoke upperclass, the sauces, the bread, the quality and taste of the steak patty. This burger really was well prepared with a multitude of flavours and textures that I’d never come across before, which at this point really makes the difference. 

The 2nd Best Cheeseburger is more like the 8th Best Cheeseburger, but good effort though. Burger Rating; 7 out of 10

Figrman  

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MUD CRAB DINER – 2nd BEST CHEESEBURGER

RED’s TRUE BARBECUE; THE DONUT BURGER

– 383-385 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8PG

My personal conquest to find the most delicious burger is very much ongoing and getting very interesting. While attending the Tramlines festival in Sheffield, myself and 3 of my close friends ventured out to the well renowned Red’s True Barbecue.

After being swiftly seated we didn’t need much time to order as our devilish stomach’s took over. I bravely went for the ‘The Donut Burger’- ‘Two patties, melted cheese, smoked peppered bacon, crispy onions and Dirty sauce. All between two sweet glazed donuts. Served with frickles.’ All but the ‘glazed donuts’ sounded just perfect, but my curiosity definitely got the better of me and before I knew it I was staring down at what was possibly the greatest burger creation I had ever seen. 

Handling this Frankenstein of a burger was extremely treacherous, with 2 hands being in play 100% of the time. There were 1 million and 1 flavours in each singular bite with the help from numerous sauces, the cheese and the donuts which kept you wanting more. The wanting more staggered to a holt as you fell close to the end of the burger, which was a 100% down to the donut bun, sticky, sickly but unbelievably morish. 

 

This is a definite recommendation for the future, a true innovation for burger creations. A little pricey but this is 2016 don’t forget. Burger rating; a easy 8 out of 10. 

Figrman

RED’s TRUE BARBECUE; THE DONUT BURGER

HARVEY’S NEW YORK BAR AND GRILL – PULLED PORK BURGER 

– Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, Wales

I’m not sure what Harvey’s New York Bar and Grill think they’re producing with their array of tasteless meat filled burgers but it’s not good news. 

After this visit, it was my second and last visit to the American style restaurant due to foreseen reasons but I was weakened by the persuasion of my peers, this won’t be happening again. Something which seems to be reoccurring, is my choice of pulled pork on my burgers, and the burger I had chosen at Harvey’s was in fact primarily pulled pork. 

 
‘Pulled Pork’ – shredded pork, piled high on a toasted roll. Served with Harvey’s BBQ sauce and onion rings. I’ll start with the onion rings, as they seem to be the hardest to write about. Flavoursome, chewy, small enough to devour without fuss and all round delicious, shame I didn’t order more. The bun which encased the meat, was not toasted and looked/felt like 1 of 4 bread buns you can pick up from a supermarket, that’s not what you want, is it? As they explained, the pork was in its masses, way too much for the ‘toasted bun’ which mean’t towards the end of the burger I was using a knife and fork to try and finish it off, not what you want. 

If you are looking to eat an average meal with a Harley Davidson hung above your table. Then by all means, waste your money on Harvey’s New York Bar and Grill. I rate the ‘Pulled Pork’ at 1 out of 10. 

-Figrman

HARVEY’S NEW YORK BAR AND GRILL – PULLED PORK BURGER