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Richard Johnson

Best Burger E-vah?

rsz_unknownThe 2016 British Street Food Awards are divided into categories — everything from Best Dessert to Best Sandwich. Traders enter two dishes — and keep their fingers crossed that they come home with a prize. But Best Burger is always hotly contested. And Birmingham (where the finals are being held this year) have always done well. Previous winners The Original Patty Men now have premises, for goodness sake. So, we thought you would want to cast your eyes over this little lot. Brioche — yes or no? Processed cheese for the elasticity — or something artisan and British for the integrity? Let’s argue! See what Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer make of Eat The Farm’s entry on this weekend’s Sunday Brunch — and then come down to the Digbeth Dining Club next weekend to vote for your winner!


Smokin’ Lotus
The Burger
Pork and smoked prawn patty, chilli sesame dressing, spring onions, coriander, cucumber, homemade pickles and crushed peanuts

Eat The Farm
Dirty Cow Burger
Steak Patty, melted Kentish blue cheese, red onion chutney, ‘dirty’ sauce, in a toasted brioche bun with shredded lettuce.

Broughgammon Farm
The Billy Burger
A goat burger dressed with tzatziki, sweet chilli, umami, salsa and pickles.

Pheasant’s Hill Farm
There’s A Pig In The Orchard Burger
Pheasants’ Hill Farm pork and wild sage burger, caramelised Armagh apple slices, Clonakilty black pudding crumb, homemade whole grain mustard. The farm’s pigs eat apples from the orchard in Autumn and it gives the pork a distinct sweet taste.

Cheeky Burger
BSF cheeky special 
UK-sourced grass fed beef hand-formed and hand-pressed patty (chuck, rib, brisket and bone marrow), Comte cheese, confit onion and rosemary compote, grilled smoked applewood bacon, homemade garlic aioli, homemade ketchup, pickle, served on toasted bun

Pheasant’s Hill Farm
A Pig In Spain Burger
Pheasants’ Hill Farm pork, paprika and chilli burger, smoked pimenton aioli, rocket. 

Cheeky Burger
Our Classic Hot Daddy
UK-sourced grass fed  beef hand formed patty (chuck, rib, brisket and bone marrow), Monterey Jack chilli cheese, homemade hot daddy smoky chipotle sauce, cheeky smoky mayo, shredded lettuce, homemade ketchup, pickle, tomato, homemade jalapeños relish, served on toasted bun

Eat The Farm
Horny Cow Burger
Steak Patty, trompette mushrooms, melted Kentish blue cheese, bearnaise sauce, in a toasted brioche bun.