Have you ever seen a square patty? Is it to maximise logistics efficiency, like how they make square watermelons? Well, I for one hadn’t ever seen a square patty, not until I had a burger at Jazz City Diner last Friday night.
And honestly, I don’t care if they make their patties in an eight petalled flower mould, because those patties were effring delicious
The first thing I love about Jazz City Diner is that it’s hidden away from the hustle bustle end of Crown street, tucked into a hole in the wall so tiny you’d miss it if not for their little neon sign. The second is the big black guy who I assume runs the show and the fact that he looks like he could churn out a mean New Orleans gumbo (yes it’s on the menu). Third is that they serve their food in baskets. I LOVE places that serve in baskets!
(because I’m classy!)
Anyway, they have a fairly extensive burger menu, but Panu and I had the cheeseburger because that’s our benchmark on this mission we’re on to find the best burger in town. Jazz City Diner serves theirs with sweet potato chips…
… or for $3 more you can have onion rings. I’d stick with the chips.
The burgers were fabulous. Not pretty, but damn tasty – a juicy not-too-thick patty, the perfect amount of salad to complement, not overwhelm the burger, and the ketchup, mayo, pickle relish combo to round it all up. Oh, and a nice soft bun which I love.
For dessert we shared a slice of pecan pie which came with butter pecan ice cream. I know, right? Oozy gooey YUM.
Oh and there’s a fourth thing I love about Jazz City Diner! They serve A&W root beer floats! At a magnanimous $8, I have to add, but my obsession with A&W root beer floats knows no monetary boundary.
Overall, total awesome delicious dinner. Next burger should be at The Local Taphouse this Friday night.
Jazz City Diner
238 Crown Street
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
(02) 9332 2903