Gastrology recently joined Mick Adams Burger Bar for a delicious evening which featured some of the finest burgers from the streets of Oakleigh.
The eatery is named after Greek born Australian business entrepreneur, Joachim Tavlaridis (who later became known as Mick Adams) who opened Australia’s first and possibly the world’s first Milk Bar in Sydney’s Martin Place back in 1932. Based on the American-style soda parlours of the 1930s, Mick’s concept proved popular and within 5 years there were over 4,000 independently run milk bars across Australia.
In line with the Mick Adams spirit, owners Michael and Theo have created a comfortable environment which pays homage through food and service to all those who have shaped our understanding of what it means to be simply Australian.
We enjoyed the Spicy Jorge burger - an almighty burger with a large 200g grass fed patty, red cheddar, tomato, jalapeno, crispy bacon, cos lettuce, mustard aioli and “bada-bing” sauce all squeezed into a fresh, toasted brioche bun. It was the small details that set it apart - from the slightly crispy edges of the pattie to the subtle smokiness of the bacon. Yum!
The Trout burger (a current menu special) was beautiful. It was a delicious burger with generous amounts of perfectly cooked trout, tangy Vietnamese slaw, aromatic coriander and crispy noodles which added texture. Each element was precisely portioned and cooked with love.
A testament to using ingredients that are of the highest quality and expertly judged fillings, Mick Adams Burger Bar is a winner.