Upon first moving to London all those years ago (three to be precise), there were lots of hunts going on in my life. The jobhunt for that perfect job, flathunt for that perfect flat (something that doesn’t exist in this city) and the ever more important burgerhunt for London’s best burger.
Many places came and went, from big chains to small locales to random popups. But one stood king, and became embedded in my head. One specific burger so deliciously crafted that it deserved every ounce of praise the internets gave it.
Such is the magnificence of the Ari Gold Cheeseburger, from the masterminds at Patty & Bun. Named after the only character that matters on HBO’s Entourage, this tour de force of a burger hits all my burger senses in the right ways.
Seriously. Just look at how cheesy it looks. Though the picture is not my finest moment as a photographer, take my word for it. When I tried it for the first time, it was only a small joint in James Street. Now years later, Patty & Bun is a full blown burger chain, but its special flavor remains. As cramped as their Liverpool St. location is, the Ari Gold is still one of the most delightfully nasty and delicious burgers in the world.
Slimy? Incredibly so. That’s what makes it perfect.
Satisfying? A crowning achievement in burger technology. Try it once, come back many times.