Burger bar gets cheesy

Vegie of­fer­ing a sur­prise

Central and North Burnett Times - - EASY EATING - Letea Ca­van­der Opin­ion Letea.Ca­van­der@apn.com.au

A BURGER bar is in flight and it has a vegie de­light. Betty’s Burg­ers in Noosa has a strong fol­low­ing that re­sults in lines of pun­ters snaking up the street, happy to wait for a chance to take a seat at the hip­sters’ heaven north of the Ma­roochy River. The lines be­come longer in peak school holiday pe­ri­ods, but we were lucky enough to chance upon a rare break in the queue and nabbed a seat at the front of the bar. A quick peruse of the menu and I could not go past the shroom burger – deep fried por­to­bello mush­rooms filled with gouda AND gruyere cheese was hard to pass up. My part­ner in crime went with a Betty’s classic and added ba­con. My first bite into that deep-fried por­to­bello, while watch­ing passers-by on the foot­path, is not some­thing I will for­get eas­ily. The meat patty re­place­ment was equal parts crunchy and ooz­ing with cheese, and the mush­room formed a flavour back­bone that held the rich­ness of the gouda and the oil fry to­gether. The bun was a fresh of­fer­ing, as were the tomato and let­tuce fill­ings. The Betty’s classic, how­ever, did not match the high stan­dard of the ’shroom of­fer­ing. We found the meat patty a tad dry, but the salad in­clu­sions were fresh. The onion rings tasted like they had a hint of cin­na­mon in the bat­ter mix, which if that was what I was tast­ing was a stroke of ge­nius that took them to next level tasty. The burg­ers were served in a lit­tle card­board car­rier, which would have come in handy had we wanted to make a dash from the burger joint across the road and eat with some sand be­tween our toes and a sea view. There was a mix of hol­i­day­mak­ers, fam­i­lies and groups of friends at Betty’s that added to the air of ca­sual cool about the place. Burger prices start at $10, and I ad­vise splash­ing out for the onion rings. I will hap­pily wait in line for an­other chance to bite into that ’shroom burger again.

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A BIT CHEESY: Betty's Burg­ers has a mush­room burger with two kinds of cheese.

The shroom and classic of­fer­ings at Betty’s Burg­ers. PHO­TOS: LETEA CA­VAN­DER

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