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We just spent a weekend in London, and, between the five the plates of fish & chips and the three gallons of beer we emptied in our stomach, we had to try Byron, a restaurant that is said to serve one of the best Hamburger in town by many locals.

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Byron first set foot in London back in 2007, and now has nearly 30 restaurants in London, Oxford and Kent. They serve proper hamburgers, for approximately 8 £, excluding fries, as well as delicious milkshakes.

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I personally ordered the Byron. Between the buns you’ll find bacon (lots of it), aged cheddar, lettuce, fresh onions, tomato, and the secret Byron Sauce. Simple burger that works pretty well.Ingredients are fresh, bacon is top notch, buns are fluffy, meat is okay. We can’t expect the best meat from such a big chain.

As for the drinks, you can’t beat the oreo milk-shake, best I’ve ever had.

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If you’re wondering where does the name Byron comes from, well the waiter actually told us the story, but we were too much hangover to understand anything. If anybody knows it, please comment!

 

PS: Seems like The Burger Tribune is featured in this month’s issue of The Gate Magazine, check it out!

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Since the beginning of summer, I have been going all around Lebanon, and probably ate three good dozens of burgers. I went to Classic Burger Joint one or two times, had mini-burgers between two vodka lemons at Sporting, tasted Burger King’s California Whooper on my way back from the beach, paid a visit to St. Elmo’s on a lazy Sunday…There is no way I could remember all of the burgers I ate this summer but I’ll definitely remember the one I had last week, simply because it was the best I had in a very long time. I am not afraid to say it, this is probably the best burger you can get in Lebanon for the fairest price.

Garage 78 St. is a bar that opened very recently on the Alleyway street in Hamra. They have open draft beer for happy hour, good music, “we like you” discounts and three Burgers on their menu. We went there, ordered 3 Almaza and each of the Burgers: The Classic Cheese, The Southwest Cajun Ranch Burger and the Sloppy Joe.

The first one is the Sloppy Joe, a mixture of ground beef, tomato and probably onions served in a hamburger bun. It constituted a good appetizer, and was priced at 15000 LBP. Enough to fill you up before starting to drink like a picky in Hamra

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Then comes the second burger,a Classic Cheese. It is made of cheddar cheese, tomatoes, fresh lettuce and a divine amount of medium-rare cooked home grounded beef (yeah that’s a lot of adjectives). The recipe is extremely simple, but the meat is extraordinary (above every piece of meat that I have tasted in Lebanon, including brgr. Co), the ingredients are fresh, and, as a result, the burger is excellent!

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The Southwest Cajun Ranch Burger is even better: Take the Classic Cheese you just ate, and add to that bacon, jalapeños, Ranch Dressing and onion rings. Considering the quality of the ingredients, as well as the perfect ratio of bun to patty (good enough to hold everything together and low enough not to encroach on the meat’s taste) and of patty to toppings, this burger is probably one of the best I have had this summer. You want to know its price? 18000 LBP. Cheaper than all of the other places justifying their high price tags for high quality meat…(you know who am I talking about)

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So bottom line. GO to Garage 78 St., on happy hour, pay 14$ for open draft beer and order the Southwest Cajun Ranch Burger, you will thank me for that. Actually, writing this post made me so hungry that I’m going there at 6. Cheers amigos!

Frosty Palace opened its doors in February 2012 in Mar Mikhael, Beirut. If that name doesn’t ring you a bell, it is the place where Danny & Sandy, the two main characters of the movie Grease hang out:

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For those of you who have seen the movie, well, you know what to expect: Burgers & Milkshakes. Frosty Palace (we’re talking about the Lebanese one) serves Brunch, Salads, Sandwiches and Hamburgers.

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The burger pictured above is the “Frosty’s Burger”: 170g Australian Beef, medium cooked, salad, tomato, mayonnaise. You can add cheddar cheese, emmental as well as Bacon.

Frosty Palace’s idea of a good burger is definitely good meat. The patty is perfectly cooked, generous and tasty. However, I’m not sure that it justifies a price of 20 000 LL, excluding french fries and extras you might want to add. Plus, I did not get any sauce and they mentionned a homemade mayonnaise on their menu.

Concerning the Milkshakes, they start at 12 000 LL. Therefore I chose a carrot juice

To sum it up, Frosty Palace’s Burger looks gorgeous. If you want quality meat, you can’t go wrong by choosing this place. However, it is a little pricey, especially when we look at the milkshakes. On a brighter note, Frosty Palace seems to be introducing temporary burgers on a regular basis. Keep checking their facebook page for more info