Sunday, 31 July 2011

Illegal Burger (Oslo) brand identity

I totally love the brand identity of Oslo's independent Illegal Burger restaurant. Designed by Oslo design agency The Metric System, and launched late last year, it features a host of illustrated masked foodstuff characters – including a cigar-smoking sauce bottle and a gun-toting wedge of cheese...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bar Boulud Frenchie Burger

£12.25 plus £3.50 for amazing fries. The Frenchie is (French) chef Daniel Boulud's ode to the American cheeseburger. C'est très très bon!

Well, it seemed rude to not give Bar Boulud's Frenchie Burger its own review, seeing as I've written up and rated the Knightsbridge bistro's other two burgers. And you'll never guess what? Just like the Yankee and the Piggie, the Frenchie burger is also a worthy recipient of 5-star Burgerac approval...

Sunday, 24 July 2011

How Do You Want Your Burger Cooked?

Only a week ago, design company Pentagram posted a little reminder on its blog of the identity work it did for Bobby's Burger Palace back in 2008. It included this delightfully encouraging colour chart which asks How Do You Want Your Burger Cooked? A question, of course, which us burger lovers hope to be asked each time we order one. The trouble is, many Londoners are being told that we can't actually have burgers cooked how we'd ideally like them because of health and safety nonsense about having to cook a burger all the way through...

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Guerilla Burger Cheeseburger

£5.60 buys you this seriously uninspiring cheeseburger. Another £3.10 will get you a bowl of cooked-from-frozen Crinkly Fries. Wrongness.

Whilst it is my oh-so-noble mission to sniff out the best burgers London has to offer, it's inevitable that occasionally I stumble upon one that is probably best avoided. The Cheeseburger at Guerilla Burger, near Selfridges, is one such burger. Pancake-like, it's as low in flavour as it is in height...

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Eat Fast Die Young exhibition at YCN

London-based design duo, Jiggery Pokery has just unleashed a collection of fast food themed ephemera at London's YCN shop in Shoreditch, London. The collection, entitled Eat Fast Die Young, features such delights as Ronald McDonald and Hamburgler toothburshes, a hamburger shaped vanity case, and even a giant burger cushion complete with frilly lettuce...

Friday, 15 July 2011

Shake Shack Cheeseburger (NYC)

Treat yourself to a moment in the New York sunshine with a juicy burger in the park for around $5. Good times, courtesy of Shake Shack! 

No matter the time of day, if skies are sunny over New York you will find a solid line of hungry burger fans wrapped around Shake Shack's Madison Square Park location. The hour-long wait is almost the key ingredient to the burger – which is thankfully worth every minute lost waiting on it. You can't help but wonder if the suspense and hunger-building exercise doesn't actually enhance the overall taste experience. In the end, a Shack burger isn't just a meal, it's also a small accomplishment...

Friday, 8 July 2011

VANS Cheeseburger slip-ons

Yet another burger-related dream has come true: Vans have just dropped this cheeseburger slip-on sneaker. The only problem is it's only available in boys sizes, rather than adult sizes. Boo! I live in hope that they'll come out in regular sizes for us grown up burger fans too. More pics after the jump...

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Jo'Burger Beef Dube Burger with emmental (IRL)

€14 for the burger plus another €3.95 for fries but you get what you pay for: A LOT! Look at the size of this thing! Highly recommended

I was over in Dublin for a family wedding the other week and took the opportunity to hook up with two Dublin-based artists who contributed to The Burgermat Show. BrenB suggested we walk from the town centre south to Rathmines to check out Jo'Burger as the place is an independent, burger-centric joint with a great vibe. Sounds good, I said. Let's do the Jo'Burger thing!

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Burgermat Print Shop is OPEN!

I've just about recovered from putting on the Burgermat Show - a collaborative effort with Daniel Young of BurgerMonday fame, with no small contribution from chef Fred Smith. Wow, what a buzz it was - tickets sold out in less than 20 minutes and we ended up adding an extra date due to popular demand. Nice! Huge thanks to the various blogs and sites that thought the event worthy of some column inches - all hugey encouraging. There are some really great photos of the event on Facebook and Flickr...