Gorilla Grill, 36 Edgewater Boulevard, Maribyrnong. Phone: 0401 830 800
It’s opening day – or, rather, night – at Gorilla Grill, the bricks-and-mortar carnation of the food truck of the same name.
With the recent opening of splendid Japanese eatery Shinmai Tasty just a few doors away, Edgewater Boulevard has, effectively for the first time, got something of a foodie buzz about it.
The Gorillas are churning out fries, burgers, fried chook and more – some, but not all, with a Korean touch – with rush-hour steeliness.
The place is smokin’.
Those who followed CTS BBQ adventures of the past couple of years – at, say, Smokehouse 101 or Up In Smoke – may have noted we have a cost-based aversion to pork ribs.
We love ’em!
But the cost, including bones, inevitably seems out of whack compared to other available goodies such as brisket.
At Gorilla Grill, we feel liberated.
Here, a half rack costs $18 and a full rack $27 – both served with chips.
Our half rack is excellent and is a goodly sized slab of meat.
There’s a heap of terrific, juicy meat on those bones, the sauce is excellent and the chips are fine, too.
This just about does the pair of us – for $18, it presents as a cracking meal for one.
OK, this is ribs in a fast-food setting, but we do not care.
Lip-smacking good is the verdict.
Coleslaw ($3) is nicely crisp jumble of white and red cabbage daubed with mayo; good but not a knock-out.
I’m so rapt with our ribs that I barely notice our Krusty Burger ($12) with its nice, crunchy chunk of chook, salady bits and bacon, though Bennie gives it a firm thumbs up.
Hurrah! Will have to check these guys out soon 🙂