Everything that is wrong with the Sydney Morning Herald’s food coverage, and its head critic Terry “14/20” Durack, can be summed up thusly: They did a roundup of the ten (allegedly) best burgers in Sydney for their glossy ad vehicle the (sydney) magazine [sic] and included a vegetarian patty. That, and they gave a gong to mockney fauxtalian Jamie Oliver. Maybe, just maybe, some of their parent company’s woes can be sheeted home to this sort of parochialism masquerading as an ersatz cosmopolitanism.
In my book, burgers should be fat and the chef should be confident enough in his meat to allow them to be ordered medium-rare. I also don’t get the Aussie obsession with beetroot and fried eggs. Day to day, I remain pretty partial to the $20 burger-and-beer special at Glass Bar.