With the swathe of burger joints cropping up of late, Parlour Burger is doing something interesting, and it’s called The Black Widow. I love the evocative name. I love her sultry, exotic looks, but most of all, I lover her exquisite taste. Juicy pink meat, with chipotle mayo and jalepeno chilli, she has a kick but not so much that you cannot appreciate her intricacies. The dough is coloured with vegetable carbon before baked, and it feels exciting to eat something so black. $10, a bargain. I certainly rate this outstanding burger as one of Sydney’s top 5. There will be more Black Widow in me before I leave for the mother country.
The more traditional Dirty Burger (again, love the vivid imagery this name conjures) with bacon and cheesy beer sauce is also a wonderful and worthy burger. Plenty of juice and grease, but with the menu designed by highly accoladed chef Sean Connolly, one doesn’t expect any dry, lacklustre burgers.
Duck fat chips were not my favourite. They reminded me of the corner fish and chip shop chips of my childhood, which was nice in some respects but I prefer a fatter, crunchier chip.