A really good vegie burger can be hard to find. Some have a homemade vegie patty, which if done well, can be really tasty. Others have marinated and / or grilled vegies instead. I don’t have a preference – if done well both can be great. I was on a mission to find a good one.
So Mel and I agreed that we should go to Newtown sometime to check them out. Pete @FoodScene asked if he could come, the BurgerParty hashtag was born and from there it snowballed.
A few retweets later we had a bunch of other bloggers asking to come and @MOOGB were also tweeting about it. On the day, there were 19 of us! That’s right, NINETEEN! Brilliant!
What a fantastic, talented and good looking bunch! It was so lovely to meet other bloggers and they were all so nice. There were others, like myself, who hadn’t met other bloggers before. And thankfully I wasn’t the only one without a big fancy camera (mine are all iPhone shots!). We enjoyed it so much that we are already organising our next meet up! It’s really nice to mix with people you share an interest with, there are so many things to talk about and learn from each other. I’m so looking forward to the next tasty party!
And now to the venue. How spoilt we were! Pete took on the monumental task of managing our RSVP list and liaising with the venue so they would have room for us all. As it turned out, they reserved the entire courtyard for us, created individual name tags, presented us with a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival, gave us a sample of a delicious shake AND gave us each a take-home goodie bag! They had even drawn a welcome sign on their chalkboard wall. If the intention was to make us feel special, it certainly worked!
The vegos (JJ @84thand3rd and I) got together so we could share burgers, which meant we were lucky enough to try more than one. Smart! We shared a lentil burger and a red kidney bean burger. We also shared a basket of chips and a Maltesers shake. Yum!
They burgers are pretty tasty. My preference was the red kidney bean burger. Servings are really generous – I couldn’t eat it all. (Next time I’ll be trying the falafel burger on a multigrain bun). Shakes were great and dessert looked good too, I will make sure I have room for that on my next visit.
So how does it rate?
The staff were super friendly and attentive and the courtyard was perfect for our large group. The menu is extensive, the food is good and the portions are big so you do get value for money. They really went above and beyond what any of us had expected which was a really lovely surprise. It’s two happy faces for me!
Check out all the talented and lovely bloggers who came along!
The Adventures of Miss Piggy
Food Scene Investigation: Sydney
Sydney: Feed Me
84th & 3rd
The Sticky and Sweet
Flick Your Food
The Creamy Middles
Just One More Spoon
I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Food Blog
Food is our Religion
Cats Love Cooking
adobo down under
You’re So Blue Vein
Fork It Food Blog