It's been a real shame to see @bellamys_by_loganbrown miss out on all that sweet #BurgerWelly Instagram action, which is probably explained by the fact that most people aren't aware that you can stroll into the Beehive and tuck into a burger literally just six floors below the Prime Minister's office. I therefore felt it my duty to show the good citizens of Aotearoa exactly what they've been missing out on.
Bros and broettes, hurry along to Bellamys and get amongst. I think a colleague of mine summed it up perfectly by describing the Executive Decision as a fancy McDonald's burger (they meant that in the best possible way btw). You get the basic essentials of a classic burger - a grand coalition of beef, cheese, and onion, supported by iceberg lettuce and a devilishly mindblowing habanero sauce.
The buttermilk bun - all baked in-house, of course - is irresistibly chewy, sealing the fillings in its warm embrace. Ladies and gents, this isn't a burger to be eaten with knife and fork so put that cutlery away, pick this bad boy up, and let that grease dribble down your hands. It would be disrespectful not to.
The chunky chips on the side, although you only get a small handful, are delightfully crisp and golden and round off an incredibly solid presentation indeed.
Verdict: What can I say, the Executive Decision is the right decision. Massive kudos to Bellamys for taking a proven formula and not bastardising it. It's the simple touches that really make this burger work, and my only complaint is that it isn't any bigger. 8.6/10.
The Executive Decision, Bellamys by Logan Brown. Whisky dry-aged Wagyu patty, smoked cheese, habanero sauce, caramelised onion and iceberg in a housemade buttermilk bun, with fries. $22.
If you’re thinking of going to see a movie in Wellington it HAS to be at The Embassy! Recognised as a place of historical/cultural significance by Heritage New Zealand, It’s the only custom-built 1920s cinema still in use in New Zealand today. Fitted with a marble staircase, tiled walls and floors, and dark wooden fixtures, it’s something straight out of a James Bond movie. The screen is also thought to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere! In 2003, 120,000 people lined the street outside to whiteness the World Premier of The Lord Of The Rings The Return Of The King and again in 2012 for The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey. You will not be disappointed!
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The evenings feature a degustation crafted by multi award-winning Chameleon Restaurant Chef de Cuisine Paul Limacher and InterContinental Adelaide Hall of Fame Shiki Restaurant Chef de Cuisine Kenny Trinh who has been flown in especially by @singaporeair.
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Burgers at a gelato store? Yeah I was just as confused as you are. Spare a thought for my stomach; I could practically hear it saying "Look fatass, have all the burgers and gelato you want, but at least take it one at a time". Lord have mercy, I was not prepared for this. The 'Sweet As' Kiwi Burger from @carrellogelato is every shameless glutton's wet dream come true. At first glance it looks just like a typical burger - you can almost smell that juicy beef patty. But it is so much more.
In between two hot doughnut buns you have a patty, egg, and tomato all made of ice cream. The faux beetroot is actually dried plum, the cheese is a slice of white chocolate, and the ketchup is a sweet raspberry sauce. But stop for a sec and just peep that lettuce made of green candy floss. That is so audaciously cheeky it should be illegal. Absolutely wild.
It was so good that upon finishing the last bite, I immediately shot a sheepish glance at the store counter to gauge how socially acceptable it would be to grab another. This is how low I have sunk. I had just demolished a $16 dessert burger and I was legitimately considering getting another.
I'm honestly at a loss at how to sum this thing up; just go and try it for yourself, catch a flight if you have to. It looks like a burger and tastes like gelato. If they serve dessert in heaven then this is surely what it looks like.
Verdict: Obviously this technically isn't a burger, but seriously who cares when it tastes this good. A solid 9.6/10. 'Sweet As' Kiwi Burger, Carrello del Gelato. Puffed rice and chocolate gelato patty, gelato egg, sorbet tomato, plum beetroot, candy floss lettuce, white chocolate cheese and raspberry ketchup on a doughnut bun. $16.
NEW podcast episode is up: Polar expedition photographer John Bozinov ( @johnbozinov ) shares stories and lessons learned from his 6 seasons in the Arctic & Antarctic regions.
Johns clean and authentic images (shot on iPhone) show a breathtakingly surreal landscape very few have seen 1st hand. Images that bring the polar regions closer to home, in hopes of encouraging the protection and conservation of this natural world.
In this episode we talk about how his unique photography style and approach to content developed, why his camera of choice is the iPhone, a phone call from Apple and what life is like as a full time photographer / Instagrammer.
Please enjoy episode 5 of State of the Artist (available on all podcast platforms)