– 51 Hanover Street, Liverpool, England
Red’s True Barbecue is simply the place to be for meat, any type, cooked in every way. With an open mind I kept my eyes firmly on the food that is available to a vegetarian. Unsurprisingly, there’s only one vegetarian burger, suffocated by many other gargantuan extravagant burgers. With that said the Double Bean Burger it was.
((Red kidney and black beans, chipotle, crispy sweet potato, caramelised onions, smoked tomato, avocado, mayo and melted cheese))
I know what you’re thinking, another bean burger but you’d be wrong. This bean burger seemed to be different amongst the rest. Comparing it to the atrocious bean burger I endured in GBK, this was leaps and bounds ahead, in both taste and texture. Everything on the burger was tasted and appreciated with the bean burger having a hard outer exterior and a soft centre which was full of flavour. I do believe that having two bean burgers was unnecessary, one would of been an ample serving but that wouldn’t be in Red’s True Barbecue’s nature would it.
Considering Red’s True Barbecue isn’t a place for a non-meat eater, they did take care while crafting and cooking this burger. There were a few minor issues but I’ll take what I can get these days. Well done Red’s.
Burger Rating: 7.5 out of 10.
– 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
– Manchester, Great Northern Warehouse
Typical weekend centred in Manchester on a rainy, busy Saturday evening and hunting for my next meal, I guess nothing changes.
It’s a huge treat getting the chance to visit Almost Famous for exclusive burgers & fries, so much so each time I’m tempted to double up on everything. Can you imagine the review?
Not feeling majoring extravagant I went with one of their more tame burgers, the River Pheonix;
(Cheese, Bacon, Shoestring Onions, Frazzles, Red Chilies, Redneck BBQ, Bacon Bacon Mayo, Winning Ketchup)
This burger is majorly sauce based, not forgetting the powerful flavours that the sauces bring, it also transforms the burger into a slippery challenge.
Putting the underlying structural flaws aside, the flavour of the burger as a whole were phenomenal. The beef patty tender as the next, bacon soft but crispy and onions cooked to crunchy perfection.
This burger is a winner, along with many from Almost Famous’ menu, it just needs to be easier to eat. Burger rating: 7 out of 10.