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The Brodburger returns

By johnboy 26 March 2012 70

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So tonight the RiotACT crew was invited to the launch party of the legendary Brodburger, relocated to the Kingston Arts Precinct.

It was a star studded event. In the midground of the above photo you can see the ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr scarfing down one of the mini burgers on offer last night. The big guns of the Commonwealth Cabinet were there too, Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, barged past the Riot team on his way out of the building.


The new premises is in the heart of the old Kingston industrial precinct. Here’s the exterior view:

brodburger exterior


The staff are kitted out in very cute uniforms:

brodburger staff


The kitchen is much bigger than in the old establishment:

brod kitchen


But the old caravan is still out the front:

red caravan


As expected at Brodburger the wait saw packs of jackals stalking the wait staff coming out of the kitchen:

brod kitchen


Finally Sascha Brodbeck and his partner Joelle Bou-Jaoude made their speeches to a packed crowd under the light of Mount Pleasant.

brodburger


The evolution of this institution will be fascinating to watch.

But I think the design will suit their late night cruising driver crowd as much as those who just want a damn good burger.

What’s Your opinion?


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Bennop 5:52 pm 31 Mar 12

roostersfan11 said :

My review of the new Brodburger:
Arrived 1200hrs on Saturday 31 March, they had
just opened and commenced taking orders and line was already out the door at the back.
Waited 45 mins in line to order. I ordered a Brodburger with bacon,
partner ordered the brod-deluxe, we both had brie cheese.
Proceeded to wait for table to clear. Burgers and fries
finally arrived at 1:30.
.

Holy feck! One and a half hours for one burger. Thats insane. That place could serve a lot more people, happier, and make a lot more money if they got their shit together. Thats just poor management.

roostersfan11 5:34 pm 31 Mar 12

My review of the new Brodburger:
Arrived 1200hrs on Saturday 31 March, they had
just opened and commenced taking orders and line was already out the door at the back.
Waited 45 mins in line to order. I ordered a Brodburger with bacon,
partner ordered the brod-deluxe, we both had brie cheese.
Proceeded to wait for table to clear. Burgers and fries
finally arrived at 1:30.
The burger was as good or better than the brodburgers fro
the van. Partner thought that his was a bit big, was
difficult to get all the flavours at once.
We both agreed the relish and aioli were great.
We also decided there was one ingredient missing – grilled pineapple.
Verdict: they’re still great. Would be greater if they didn’t take as long.
Agree with poster above, they would benefit from having more than one person taking
orders. I imagine it will speed up when the hype dies down (we were order #192 and we had arrived at the time they opened!)
My advice: wait a few weeks before giving them a go.

Holden Caulfield 11:02 am 29 Mar 12

So for the purposes of comparison, or perhaps just due to circumstance, I dined at Grill’d in Belco last night.

I had the new lamb/goats cheese combo which was actually pretty good. It was no match for the classic Brodburger I had earlier this week, but I didn’t have to wait for an hour to get it. And the chips at Grill’d are the definition of awesome.

The buns are heaps better at Brodburger. But, then, in defence of Grill’d you do get three choices of bun if you include the gluten free option.

I mentioned the graphics at Brodburger before, saying I thought they were very good. I still stand by that but Id’ forgotten how similar their look is to what you see on the walls at Grill’d. Not exactly the same by any means, but very much the same feel.

Brodburger’s pricing is in the same ballpark as Grill’d so I can’t see criticism of Brodburger being too expensive sticking.

IMO Grill’d is 75% the quality of Brodburger with at least 200% the efficiency.

Furry Jesus 9:07 am 29 Mar 12

Secret Squirrel said :

johnboy said :

But they do have a vegetarian burger.

Burgers made from vegetarians? Ick!

Au contraire. Just as snails are fed on flour to clean the taste of impurities from their flesh, vegetarian burgers are known for their succulence and subtlety of flavor, a direct result of the pure and nutritious diet of the principal ingredient.

johnnynorthside 7:22 pm 28 Mar 12

C-C, I think you missed my point. I was not particularly fond of the van per se – my comment was referring to how the burgers at the new location were not any near as yummy as the old location – i.e the caravan. I was actually implying that (ironically) perhaps food tastes better coming out of a possibly dodgy environment such as a little caravan.

Are you “bleeping” seriously suggesting that food will always taste the same, regardless of the kitchen in which it is cooked? With the exception of McDonalds et al, different kitchens will by definition produce different tasting food. Back in the day vans such as Ralphs in Woden, Checkers in Belco, etc etc, were renowned for their dodginess, but damn those chips n gravies tasted good!

Woody Mann-Caruso 6:45 pm 28 Mar 12

Maybe you could close the circle and treat us to a lecture about how wrong our red-meat eating ways are?

I love red meat. I just finished a bowl of delicious beef curry. I’m sure it was tastier than the lukewarm bowl of FAIL you seem to be eating.

Observing 3:04 pm 28 Mar 12

aceofspades said :

Eppo said :

dpm said :

aceofspades said :

Is that a burger in the first photo? What do you eat after you have finished that mouthful?

I’m guessing that is a burger ‘canape’ for their classy soiree, though it’s a tad messy! Probably tastes good though. JB will be able to tell us! 🙂

Always helps to read.

From the first post: “mini burgers on offer last night”.

Oh so sorry, but not being a public servant I only get the luxury of skimming over the posts on RA during the few moments that I get when I am not doing that thing you might not have heard of called work.

You didn’t have time to read the OP yet you had time to write two comments, one of them a reply to a response which you read? Yeah right. I’m calling BS on that one. I also love your work of baselessly slamming off against the public service when there was nothing suggesting that was the job of the person who posted the response.

But anyway, being a public servant, I don’t have time to sprout rubbish like you do and need to do that actual thing you mentioned but obviously don’t do (work).

Solidarity 2:16 pm 28 Mar 12

poetix said :

And if this keeps up, there’ll be a Mullyburger.

Dunno, sounds like there’d be a collision of flavours.

Eppo 12:26 pm 28 Mar 12

aceofspades said :

Eppo said :

dpm said :

aceofspades said :

Is that a burger in the first photo? What do you eat after you have finished that mouthful?

I’m guessing that is a burger ‘canape’ for their classy soiree, though it’s a tad messy! Probably tastes good though. JB will be able to tell us! 🙂

From the first post: “mini burgers on offer last night”.

Oh so sorry, but not being a public servant I only get the luxury of skimming over the posts on RA during the few moments that I get when I am not doing that thing you might not have heard of called work.

Hillarious. Your lack of comprehension and reading skills are my fault, because of a fantasy job and work ethic you’ve assigned to me in your head.

It takes a few moments to read a short paragraph. You’ve certainly got the time to ask stupid questions and make baseless accusations. Obviously not too busy at work!

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