Mary’s: The Burger Pioneer
MARY’S BURGER $14
Mary’s Burger is the closest burger to Melbourne’s Huxtaburger and probably most accurately described as the most authentic American burger – no brioche bun, no aioli, no beetroot in sight. I like it a lot: the soft bun melts in the mouth, the beef patty is firm but still moist and the salad fresh but no crunch and this seems to be intended to not interfere with the burger. Overall the texture and flavours work well together. The shoestring fries were cooked perfectly, just imagine freshly fried Maccas fries but twice as good and a little thinner and with free flow ketchup.
HALF BIRD $18
One of the best friend chicken I’ve had in a while. Why is it worth the price? it’s de-boned where it is annoying but kept in the drumsticks and wings. The chicken is cooked to perfection; moist inside that above average thick battered skin without being oily or feeling oily in the mouth. Even the breast pieces were succulent and moist which is always a good sign of quality execution. The spices in the batter might be too overwhelming for some but I liked it.
Would I go again?