YourWEEKEND EAT: BURGER JOINTS

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Make your time off mem­o­rable JOBURG: Green­side boasts trendy restau­rants, in­clud­ing DUKES BURG­ERS, which is fa­mous for its hearty burg­ers and Rock Menu Wed­nes­day nights, when the cra­zi­est burger is brought out and there are drinks spe­cials. TRY: The life-chang­ing Un­cle Sam burger (R64) with mush­rooms, grilled herbs and onions, gua­camole, ba­con and lots more. Or you can try the Big Bird (R92), an os­trich patty served with a red-wine choco­late sauce and topped with deep-fried rose­mary-in­fused but­ter­nut. 011 486 0824 | 14 Gle­nea­gles Road, Green­side KZN: Dur­ban burg­ers don’t come bet­ter than the ones served at S43 in the buzzing Sta­tion Drive Precinct. The set­ting is in­dus­trial chic with a view over a rail­way line and glimpses of the sea, but with burg­ers of this qual­ity and cre­ativ­ity, you won’t no­tice. Wash them down with That Brew­ing Co craft beer, brewed on the premises. TRY: The Dur­ban, with spicy pineap­ple, smoky ba­con, ma­ture Ched­dar and is­land-style dress­ing on a sturdy beef patty (R98). Or, for veg­e­tar­i­ans, the Chick­pea, Spinach and Feta Burger with sweet-potato fries, beer-braised onions and Em­men­thal cheese (R80). The New York Cheese­cake is great too (R55)! 031 303 2747 | 43 Sta­tion Drive, Berea CAPE TOWN: You can find a JERRY’S BURGER BAR in Blou­berg, Gar­dens, Ob­ser­va­tory, Sea Point and Wil­low­bridge. Some say it has ‘the best burg­ers in town’, and it shows from the hoards of peo­ple that fill the restau­rants ev­ery day. TRY: The pop­u­lar, ir­rev­er­ently named Sweet Baby Cheeses (R88) is a per­fect beef patty, slathered with three types of cheeses: Ched­dar, Swiss and spicy cheese sauce. The 7 Deadly Sins menu (from R85) is also a house favourite, where the hand­made mince pat­ties are stuffed with your choice of in­gre­di­ents. 021 422 4415 | 5 Park Road, Gar­dens | www.jer­rys­burg­er­bar.co.za

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