Streat, 307 Racecourse Road, Flemington. Phone: 9629 4222
Consider The Sauce has stuck its nose into Streat numerous times.
But such has long been our penchant for the spicier, more exotic and evolving available elsewhere on Racecourse Road that we’ve never stayed to partake.
And that’s despite the fact we know Streat is a commendably community-minded enterprise that works tirelessly to fight homelessness.
So I’m happy to be meeting long-time CTS supporter Daniel for lunch and to be doing so at Streat at his suggestion.
I am surprised, however, to lay eyes on the blackboard menu (see below).
My recollection is of a more diverse line-up including the likes of Korean fried chicken.
Today, we’re gazing at a menu that runs simply from breakfast to bagels and burgers.
Still … no problem!
Especially when our lunches arrive.
My “Racecourse Rd” burger ($11, $12.50 with bacon) really is excellent in every way.
Maybe not quite a 10, but a 9 for sure.
Everything is proportionately spot on, expertly assembled and of high quality – the beefy patty, the dressings, the salady bits, the sauce, the cheese, the perfectly two-handed size.
The wire basket of chips ($3.50) is just as good – there’s precisely right number of them to complete a fine and finely priced lunch.
Daniel goes with his regular choice here – the “Wellington St” ($12.50) with fried chicken with coleslaw, mayo, Sriracha, mayo and cheese.
This looks the goods, too.
The chicken chunk is very fat and, my pal tells me, crisply fried.
At his request, we also get a couple of small pots of Sriracha for chip-dipping purposes.
I’m glad I’ve finally hit the Streat – ya never know where the next perfect burger meal is coming from!