Where does a foodie take their 14 year old cousin who pretty much lives on McDonalds on a Friday night? Not to McDonalds.
My gorgeous cousin was in town from Queensland for the weekend and I wanted to take her somewhere special. However, since her food preferences range from cheeseburger to chips, her food goals are a bit different than mine so I strived to find somewhere that could satisfy both of us. Enter, Grand Trailer Park Taverna.
This fun American diner in the CBD boasts some of the best, fattest burgers in Melbourne. The venue has a bustling, fun atmosphere that crosses between a cool bar and an American diner. Their alcoholic freakshakes and juicy, juicy burgers bring many Melbournians in for a feed. I am not much of a burger girl myself, but I had seen many a fat burger on Instagram and was very curious as to whether or not I could handle one of their mean feeds.
We started with the salted caramel and maple bacon freakshakes- I opted for the Bourbon in mine. My cousin was pretty happy with her KSA (basic burger) where she removed the lettuce, tomato and mustard. I don’t know how we are related. I guiltily ordered the Francis Underwood, complete with a beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mac and cheese croquette and special sauce. For someone who isn’t really a burger kinda gal, I smashed this and it was a delightfully messy feed. Is there something special about a burger that is so juicy that it falls apart and the juice dribbles down your fingers?!
Granted, this isn’t the kind of place I could ever visit regularly, as my arteries felt rather swollen afterwards. It is however, an eating experience I will look onto fondly, like “Remember the time I ate that fat burger with the mac and cheese croquette?!”
And the most successful thing was, little cuz was blissfully happy, and even thought it was better than McDonalds.
Have a delicious weekend- eat a burger!