Upsize Burger Bar, 2/234 Barkly Street, Footscray.
Consider The Sauce – leastwise, the senior partner thereof – has no truck with burger towers.
Well, no truck with the eating of them.
But I confess to being intrigued by these burger equivalents of skyscrapers.
Which is just as well, because my Facebook feed regularly features photos of such things.
But, nope – if it cannot be grasped in two eager hands, and/or requires a knife and fork, not interested in eating.
Though I suspect, if Bennie was given free rein, he’d be right into exploring what seems little more than macho posturing to me.
In that regard, I accept I am in some sort of minority and that there is widespread interest in, and fandom of, this particular burger cult.
Upzsize Burger Bar is catering to it with panache, with many sorts of flamboyant arrangements – including using donuts and mac-n-cheese as buns!
The in-house photos illustrate some of the more conservative options available.
On the place’s FB page are to be found many spectacular examples of high-rise burger architecture.
The Barkly Street joint is something of a temporary exercise.
It’s open on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays – and only for three more weekends (making its last day Sunday, November 25).
We are happy to explore Upsize to the extent of their regular burgers – and we enjoy doing so.
My Basic B ($14) is a good, solid, workmanlike burger.
It has two beef patties, American cheese, “FCM sauce” and pickles – and goes down fine.
Bennie chooses the chicken equivalent for the same price.
He likes it.
The chicken is crisp and the slaw delivered in appropriate amount.
We both much enjoy that the pickle slices are so plentiful that they constitute a strong flavour component, as opposed to the usual mere whiff.
The regular order of beer-battered fries is very generous for $5.
But remind me that a CTS story on this particular genre of chip will be the go come my Christmas break.
Where do they come from?
How much beer – if any – is actually involved?
And are they actually re-constituted spud – and thus the potato equivalent of chicken nuggets?