|Looking through the window of Huxtaburger|
I had a bit of a classic Melbourne night last weekend – cycling down Smith Street for a burger and beer at Huxtaburger before heading on to the footy at the G. If you beat the queues Huxtaburger is perfect for a quick meal – it’s nothing fancy (that’s across the road at Huxtable) and there’s only limited bench space to eat in or some tables on the pavement of Smith Street. It’s all about the burgers here – which are named after The Cosby Family members. There’s the Bill with the lot – pineapple, beetroot, bacon and egg ($10) or my favourite – the Denise ($9) a sweat inducing combination of beef, cheese, salad, fiery jalapenos and sriracha mayo. It’s just the right amount of kick to keep things interesting. The thing about the burgers at Huxtaburger is that they’re made with top quality ingredients – the meat is outstanding, seriously beefy Moondarra wagyu and even the sweet brioche buns are somewhat addictive.
|The Denise with a side of large chips|
Sides of chips ($3) are crinkle cut which gives them a bit of a retro feel but they’re actually pretty standard chips (house made would have been better). Since this is a grown up burger joint you can order beers and wines as well. There’s a good selection of boutique beers and if you want stronger stuff there’s always Bill’s Bar next door. Burgers for all their mythology are just burgers but what they dish up at Huxtaburger is pretty special.
Details: Huxtaburger, 106 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066. (Ph 9417 MEAT) Open: Tues – Sun 11 -late.
Damage: Such a bargain my mother would approve.