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Where can I find an Australian style hamburger in O.C.?

FrankZ Jul 15, 2010 02:08 PM

I have some Australian friends staying with me for the summer and they're craving hamburgers like they have back home. They say American hamburgers just aren't as good. Are there any places where you can get a hamburger in Orange County with beetroot without the waiter looking at you like you're crazy.

I got this from Wikipedia and I think they want something similar:

"They almost always include tomato, lettuce, grilled onion, beetroot (canned slices), and meat as minimum, and can optionally include cheese, pineapple, a fried egg (usually with a soft yolk) and bacon."

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: FrankZ Jul 16, 2010 09:31 AM

    Even the Counter doesn't have beets (we don't cal them beetroot here, really) as a topping, but I bet if you called ahead and explained, and maybe brought a can of beets with you, they'd do it for you.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      FrankZ RE: Das Ubergeek Jul 16, 2010 09:38 AM

      Strange since the Counter seems to have everything else. There is a Counter in Australia, and of course beetroot is one of the topping choices.

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        Das Ubergeek RE: FrankZ Jul 16, 2010 09:54 AM

        It wouldn't occur to me to have beets be one of the toppings. Why don't you send them an e-mail and ask about it?

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      JBC RE: FrankZ Jul 16, 2010 10:08 AM

      Not in the O.C. - But if they're desperate, then drive up to Venice to Bondi BBQ (Australian Stlye) for:

      Burger - The Works $8.95 - with: egg, bacon, cheddar, beetroot, pineapple, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion & bbq sauce.

      Warning ~ Next they'll start complaining that they can't get a decent meat pie or fish-n-chips like back home ......

      Bondi BBQ
      46 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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      1. re: JBC
        Servorg RE: JBC Jul 16, 2010 10:19 AM

        So, they admit...their meat can be beet! ;-D>

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          kevin RE: Servorg Jul 18, 2010 11:08 PM

          u can go to burger kitchen on 3rd, but alas thats not oc

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            woofer RE: kevin Jul 21, 2010 05:14 PM

            no one should go to burger kitchen. it might have been the worst hamburger i've ever eaten!

        2. re: JBC
          FrankZ RE: JBC Jul 16, 2010 04:56 PM

          Thanks for the tip. I think we might have to try it out this weekend providing I can handle the crowds at the beach during this heat spell. The menu looks pretty good and is exactly what they're looking for.

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          cdmedici RE: FrankZ Jul 17, 2010 10:12 AM

          Problem solved. My favorite burger in OC hands down is at 25 Degrees in Huntington Beach (there is also one in LA in the Roosevelt Hotel). While beet is not one of the toppings on the menu, they do have a beet salad. I am sure if you ask they would do it for you.

          I know for sure they offer a fried egg for the burgers because that is how I get it done there.

          25 Degrees
          412 Walnut Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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          1. re: cdmedici
            Scotty RE: cdmedici Jul 17, 2010 10:58 PM

            You can get a fried egg at Fatburgers as well.

            Beetroot on my burger is something I think I'd like a lot!!

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