Burgernomics, 286 Ballarat Road, Braybrook.
These days, it seems, Wednesday night is burger night for Consider The Sauce.
So off we trek to Ballarat Road in Braybrook.
We’ve tried Burgernomics previously – a few days after the joint opened – but it was all too busy and crazy.
On a lovely mid-week night, things are a lot more orderly and we’re keen to see what’s on offer.
What we find is a small, tidy fast-food cafe with a fairly typical menu of burgers and variously souped-up fries – think cheese, bolognese, nachos and so on.
The small crew on hand are upbeat, smiling and doing a top-class job.
Turnaround time – from ordering to eating – is about as brief as possible and thus way shorter than some places we could mention.
While I mostly disapprove of the many leaning towers of customised burgers I see splattered across social media these days, I choose not to deny Bennie when his eyes light up at seeing the blackboard Burgernomics special of the Bulldog Burger ($14.90) of beef, fried chicken, double cheese, bacon lettuce, tomato, mayo, BBQ sauce.
In truth, while his Bulldog Burger is substantial it is still a burger of manageable proportions.
Bennie’s unsure about the compatibility of the cow ‘n’ chook – but is thrilled with his burger nevertheless, and particularly the wonderfully crisp and big slab of chicken.
He downs the lot.
My own Baconator ($10.90) with extra beef patty ($3), too, is excellent – though the extra patty is hardly warranted given I don’t quite manage to finish eating my meal.
The beef is plain but good and all the trimmings and dressings are fine.
We’ve become a little cynical about the use of brioche – or brioche-style buns – in burgers, finding them often either dry or used as an excuse to go small.
These are both fresh and of regular burger dimensions – yay!
Our “beer-battered” fries ($3) are fine but somewhat superfluous given the girth of our burgers.
So … we’ve enjoyed a very good burger dinner.
But as Bennie says: “They’re only burgers.”
So we’re not going to claim “best in the west” status for the Burgernomics fare.
But we are happy to include them among our short list of faves in the west alongside Burger Business, Gemelli and Zigzag.
Grown up Bennie is critic!.