American in Wellington Needs Help Finding a Decent Burger
I've been in Wellington for the past 8 months and have yet to find a good burger. I am now in desperation mode.
We've got an important rugby game coming up (USA vs. Australia), and we're doing an All-American theme night before we go to the game. One of which includes scarfing down some good burgers and fries with a thick, frosty milkshake before the game somewhere in the CBD.
This is as easy as finding a live unicorn, my friends. Any suggestion would be much appreciated, unless of course if it's McD's, Burger Fuel or Burger Wisconsin.
I'm not sure if you'd be willing to make your own, but I've tried this recipe a few times and comes suprisingly close to the original. I'm sure if I tried them side by side, I'd notice the difference, but being 10,000 miles away it's fits the bill.
BTW: I found neon green relish at the Pak n Save in Kilbirnie. All I need now are some good brats, bake some soft buns, celery salt, a pickle spear, chopped onion, mayo and yellow mustard and tomato slices.
CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOGS, HERE WE COME!
I agree, debbieann. I'm still looking for a solid burger that doesn't taste like cardboard.
It doesn't even have to "taste American." It just has to taste GOOD. I like my beef patties thick and juicy. I like my buns to be toasted and soft; a little iceberg lettuce, a couple of thin slices of tomato, some onions, some pickle slices, mayo, ketchup, mustard.
Thanks, I'll try that next time I'm up in Auckland.
Well, we decided on either Arizona (to yuck it up) or Leuven (for the Belgian beers) in the Wellington CBD.
I've really gotten into the sustainable/local eating in NZ. The produce is fresh, the meats are very tasty (grass-fed) and I love the seasonality of the food. It's just those darn burgers!
Joe's Garage on Tory Street in Wellington has a pretty good burger. It's basically a bacon cheeseburger, and not quite American, but pretty good.
But I don't think any burger would have helped you through the USA vs. Australia Rugby game.
whelp, i think i found a decent burger.
you guys should stop by thunderbird cafe on featherston street for a juicy, 100% beef patty with a nice bun and accompaniments. the meat is really good albeit a little under-seasoned. nothing a little shake of the salt shaker and grind of the pepper mill can't solve.
also, if you're hankering for kansas city bbq, you have to try Uncle Mike's BBQ in petone. they have a smoker out back and authentic bbq. i got a half-slab of the pork ribs and they were more than enough for 2 meals. the buffalo wings are also fantastic, tasting like real buffalo sauce.