Upon arriving in Melbourne around about 12pm, we headed straight for Huxtaburger.
We decided to go for their classic, the Huxtaburger ($8.50), featuring the softest, fluffiest, sweetish most delicious brioche sesame bun I have ever had. It was stuffed with super juicy beef pattie, mustard, mayo, tomato sauce, tomato, cheese, lettuce and pickle. The burger was oooozing with flavour, and it was the perfect size, and when we bit into it, it held well, everything blending perfectly together. It was so simple yet the yummiest burger I have ever had. I think the bun was the main highlight, nothing beats that soft, fluffy bun.
Next was lunch at Big Boy BBQ!
So The "Zee" Man burger ($13) it was! It was a tower of indulgence, copious layers of of sliced juicy beef brisket, smoked cheeeese, tooonnesss of fried onion strings (this was our favourite part, the onions were crispy, juicy perfection) and thick lashings of BBQ sauce sandwiched between two warm sesame buns.
Now you're probably thinking what is this lump of mash? Well, I was thinking that too, and still am..
What was supposed to be smoked beef chilli with brisket burnt ends and beans ($6) turned out to be this lump of stuff. Didn't like it.
We also got The New Yorker ($15), which was crispy rye layered with many many many layers of beef pastrami, swiss cheese, mustard and pickles. This was a bit of a disappointment. Firstly, it was dry, like bark dry. There was a lot meat which was good but not enough cheese and something to make it juicy. Even after adding more cheese and mustard it was still dry.
Next we moved on to Le Triskel, me happy as you can see with my favourite, the LA MONGOLFIERE!!
There we have it, the La Mongolfiere ($10), super soft, beautifully textured crepe parcel stuffed with delicious vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, mixed berries and chocolate sauce.
We walked around shopping in the CBD Westfield, and stumbled across a little cafe inside selling this glorious hunk of fluffy pretzel topped with caramalised sugar and cinnamon ($5). It was really really good!! Still piping hot and fresh out of the oven!
Suddenly it was nightfall, and so we walked across Spencer Street Bridge towards the Crowne Plaza Casino and got awesome views of South Yarra and the Yarra River! Sadly it was a very short walk, was tempted to walk back and forth so that the walk would be more long and romantic!
Dinner was at the Merrywell which is divided into two sections with two different menus.
So we started downstairs, obviously we were going to eat at both sections!
And out zoomed the The Merrywell burger ($22) we ordered, or should I say a glorious mass of goodness landed before our eyes! The beef pattie, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, tomato, special sauce, bacon and a side of fries were so good! It was a really juicy burger!
After we scoffed all that down, we moved on upstairs to try mooore!
Their Mac and Cheese Bites ($13) we got were so yummyyy.
They were nice and crispy on the outside, and filled with the mosst cheeeesy macaroni I have ever tried! It was sooo tasty, we didn't even dip it into the housemade bbq sauce they gave us because they were absolutely perfect on their own!
We also got their Poutine ($15), thick steak fries topped with generous lashings of gravy and super melty cheeeese!
Look at that cheeeeese! To be honest though, I didn't really like the gravy they used, it had a funny taste to it. The chips and cheese were great though!
It was around 9-10pm and our next and final stop for the day was The Pancake Parlour for dessert. We initially wanted to go to Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio, but luckily we called to check if they were still open because we found out they only open till afternoon!
The Pancake Parlour was super cute, with funky designs, trees and cool booths to sit in!
But what caught our eye even before we scanned their menus, was the special of the day, the Home-made Hot Salted Caramel Sauce pancakes ($15).
These were so good. The pancakes were super duper fluffy and the salted caramel sauce was delicious. I actually went back a second time for this!
So thats all for day 1 folks! Stay tuned for moreee soon! :D