4 Ounces Burger Co in Alexandria sources their produce from within a 300-kilometre radius of Sydney and the latest burger joint to hit the burger scene.
Do we need another burger joint in Sydney? I say the more the merrier, especially if they’re sustainability focused! 4 Ounces Burger Co has set up shop in the old Henley’s Wholefoods in Alexandria and run by head chef Rory Donnelley (ex-Cafe del Mar) and his childhood friend Mitch Coleman. With the majority of their produce sourced from within a 300-kilometre radius of Sydney and hip hop tunes pumping, 4 Ounces is definitely a welcome addition to the burger scene.
The Common ($10) is the classic cheeseburger with 4 Ounces ‘special blend’ pattie (beef sourced from Hereford Red, Orange), slices of Westmont pickles, gloriously melty American cheese, mustard, ketchup and onion on a milk bun which comes from The Bread and Butter Project. For a tenner it’s pretty damn awesome!
You guys totally knew I’d get the Ol’ Dirty ($19) right? I mean, cmon, DONUTS FOR THE BUNS?! Hell yeah! And Donut Papi to boot! There’s two 4 Ounce ‘special blend’ patties, melty American cheese, slices of Westmont pickles, rashers of maple bacon, and a good amount of house sauce all sitting a-pretty between the donuts which surprisingly held up against all that juiciness. And oh how I do love a good sweet and salty combo!
On another visit, Noods chooses the Ghostface ($16) with 4 ounce ‘special blend’ pattie, American cheese, chilli Westmont pickle, hot sauce, jalapeño aioli, lettuce, tomato and onion on a milk bun. We’re not sure if our spice tolerance has improved but we didn’t find this burger spicy at all. The pickles were zingy but yeah could probs do with more hot sauce!
4 Ounces do a pretty kickass chicken burger with the Birdman ($17) and the organic, free-range chicken is sourced from Feather and Bone. The batter on the southern fried chicken is spot on, golden and crisp and encasing perfectly juicy chicken. There’s slices of American cheese, Westmont pickles, lettuce, tomato, a lil hot sauce with the house sauce and housed in a milk bun.
There’s never a contest between normal fries if the option for Loaded Fries ($10) is ever on the menu. 4 Ounces version is a pretty generous serve, the basket of golden fries are loaded with jalapeno aioli, chilli pickles, crispy maple bacon bits, hot sauce and smothered in liquid cheese.
4 Ounces Burger Co
38 Mitchell Road,
Tues – Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
For a feast worthy of kings, check out Ferah Cafe and Restaurant in Newtown for the Turkish Breakfast Banquet!
So I saw @crunchytiger post about the Banquet Turkish Breakfast For Two ($42.50) at Ferah Cafe and Restaurant in Newtown and I freaked the hell out because look at it! It’s BEYOOOOTIFUL! So much fricken food but all relatively healthy! Huzzah for health so that we may continue eating burgers and fries and mash and gravy 😛
But first, tea! The top teapot holds Turkish tea and the bottom teapot is hot water, so you can adjust the strength of your tea to your liking. Oh and sugar cubes for those with a sweet tooth.
YASSSS GAWD! A giant board arrives first, piled with slices of watermelon, rockmelon, cucumber, tomatoes, Turkish white cheese, kasar (traditional Turkish cheddar cheese) and lil saucers of marinated olives, jams (sour cherry and strawberry), cream & honey, tahin-pekmez (tahini mixed with grape molasses) and butter.
Then steaming hot bowls of Menemen- Turkish style scrambled eggs with tomatoes, onions and chilli, a bowl of fried egg studded with Sucuk (Turkish sausage), and a basket of fluffeh Turkish bread.
And finally the pastry board with Sigara boregi- Turkish cigar shaped pastry, made with feta cheese and phyllo dough. Definitely a feast worthy of kings!