Food & Drink

Eat 8bit – Melb Burger Review

Nothing is more synonymous with a small population of humans attempting to create a hipster veneer while sticking to their white trash roots than the rise of the gourmet burger in Melbourne. But hey, we aren’t complaining. We get to experience something better than a large ultimate double whopper from Hungry Jacks. Footscray is the latest suburb in Melbourne to experience gentrification, as young educated adults and uni students look for housing closer to city and push the local poorer groups further away. According to Wikipedia, Footscray is located 5km west of Melbourne and has a large Australian Vietnamese population. It is here we find our burger shop 8-Bit Burger, located at 8 droop street. For those of you who haven’t been to Footscray’s main shopping area, you are greeted with Multi...

Nutellageddon

It has come – the apocalypse of all things Nutella. Melbourne’s unthwartable obsession with this hazelnutty chocolatey concoction of the gods was exacerbated this year by the ongoing Nutella donut fad. This brought on a temporary nation-wide shortage when the commercial size three-kilogram tubs went out of stock – sorry guys, our bad. Now that this situation has eased, it would seem we are yet to learn our lesson as we are headed titanic-style for another potential shortage, with cafes and restaurants in Australia’s culinary waters jumping on the bandwagon and incorporating the sweet spread into their desserts, and now a pop-up extravaganza.   Nutella, an international artifact of indulgence (its sugar content semi-justified by the nutritional addition of hazelnuts, and also semi-irre...

Humburger – Melb Burger Analysis

‘Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.’ John Maynard Keynes   It doesn’t take an advanced economics degree to understand basic supply and demand. I invite you to enjoy not only my second burger breakdown, but also my analysis of the Melbournian burger landscape. Capitalism, the reason why we are now plagued or blessed with up-market burger shops throughout Melbourne. Apparently Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world has an insatiable thirst for burgers. This has led to a plethora of so-called up-market burger shops to almost, overnight, appear in Melbourne. However this has resulted in varying degrees of quality in burger shops. Humburger, located on Glenferrie Road Hawthorn, w...

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