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Beauty and the B.East

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Normally when I am on Lygon Street I would be looking for an authentic pasta or classic pizza, but The B.East proved that Italian is not the only cuisine done well in this neck of the woods.

With a decent range of beef, chicken and veggie burgers, plus a few more left of centre options such as shrimp, corned beef and pulled pork, there is definitely something that will appeal to everyone.

We sampled both the Classic B.East and the Filthy B.East burger.

A real classic...

A real classic…

The Classic sported a glazed and beautifully golden seeded brioche bun that was honestly the perfect thickness. It held everything together nicely but didn’t overpower the rest of the ingredients.

Similarly, the juicy, pink beef patty was thick enough to satisfy, but able to be eaten comfortably.

The vintage cheddar was dripping out the side of the bun when it arrived, which to me is always a good sign.

In this case, it didn’t disappoint. The cheese added a nice bitey, oiliness to the burger and was melted well.

The sweet and chunky tomato relish and sharp, aromatic mustard worked so well together that they almost stole the show.

Luckily, the thin and crunchy pickled red onion made some noise as well.

The Filthy had the same delightful brioche bun, juicy patty, crunchy pickles and stringy cheddar, but the burger patty was cooked in fried mustard, which packed a real punch flavour-wise.

Now that's filthy!

Now that’s filthy!

The chilli paste added a real kick of spice, but didn’t stray into mexican jalopeno territory.

This, coupled with the horseradish aoili meant that this burger was truly all about the sauces. This burger was a real winner.

The alternative, undergound vibe of the bar was really cool and you can see why some nights people will flock here for live music, a wide choice of alcohol and plenty of food. Definitely check it out.

80 Lygon St 
Brunswick East, VIC

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