Johnny Rockets – Bacon Cheddar Single

Smoked bacon, double cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, fresh tomato, white onion & special sauce.

http://www.johnnyrockets.com/menu.html

This is still my favourite burger, so far nothing else has topped it. I enjoy eating a JR each time I visit Las Vegas, as there just happens to be a diner in the Flamingo Casino, where we often stay.

This burger is just packed full of flavour and made on demand so always fresh. It comes with the usual salad items inside the burger. The patty’s are huge, so even in the single configuration as shown below, there is plenty to eat. The buns are amazing as well, and have a slight polish to them.

This is the benchmark by which I compare all other burgers.

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Wetherspoons – Cornish Burger

I really like Wetherspoons – I think some people slate it, but that’s just because its just fashionable to do so.

Their Cornish burger is one of my favourites – I like fairly straight up burgers, and this is a damn good one. A nice thick patty which is not greasy, topped with a couple of nice rashers of bacon, a might thick slice or two of Davidstow cheddar and then some onion rings.

As usual it comes with a pint and a side of fries and onion rings. All for 7.49, so you can’t complain – a pint of the black stuff costs half that, and you can have that with your burger if you want. Nice one Tim, keep it up.

Wetherspoons

Hub Box – Truro

My friend James recommended trying out the Hub Box in Truro, so off I went with my bestie Kirsty. I opted for the regulatr cheeseburger type thing and a side of fries. I was very impressed although I think I put a tad too much salt on the fries.

http://hubbox.co.uk/

The burger was cooked to perfection really, nice thick patty – no grease, and it was really nice to see some rustic style fries rather than the ones you buy in the super market. The Hub box started in a shipping container in Truro but have now moved to new premises. The staff were really nice and friendly.

I haven’t been to any yet, but they have regular music nights which look quite cool – they might be a bit to cool for me, but maybe I’ll see if I can tempt the wife to go and watch a band and have a bit of scof! Not sure if they do any Veggy options though !
Hub Box

Cheesecake Factory – Mac ‘n Cheese Burger

I very seldom choose anything in the Cheesecake Factory other than their special “Chicken Madeira”, but on this occasion I decided to try their burger. This little beauty is a mac ‘n cheese burger. It features a regular 6oz patty with a deep fried macaroni cheese blob stuck to the top.

If I’m honest it was delicious but very rich – not sure I’d try this model again. It also came with a garlic dinner bread, a bucket of fries and the usual rabbit food.
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Cover in an hour challenge

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One of my musical projects is to produce a cover of a famous track in an hour. When I say an hour, there is an element of flexibility – mainly because the sessions usually involve alcohol. Anyway, when I have friends around we sometimes pick a track and see if we can get it recorded, roughly mixed and uploaded to soundcloud – if not in an hour, certainly in the evening.

Here are some of the tracks we have completed so far.

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Tracks so far have been recorded with

  • Ewan Broom (AKA Dr. Rock)
  • Luke Best
  • James Stoddern

 

Future track ideas

  • Mary Janes’ Last Dance – Tom Petty
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • Restless – Blackberry Smoke
  • One Horse Town – Blackberry Smoke