The innovative concept of ‘food-trucks’ has taken off in Melbourne over the past few years. There just isn’t a question in my mind that a dinner (or lunch) sourced and prepared inside the confines of a vehicle would be a far more exciting dining experience to that of a restaurant. If you are like me and seeking that extra bit of flair and point-of-difference that fails to appear in so many restaurants – you will love a food truck experience.
Today’s Chom will be educating the good people of the world about Beatbox Kitchen (above). As far as I am aware this was the first food-truck to appear on the funky streets of Melbourne. Tweeting and facebooking where it will be perched for a lunch and/or dinner offering, serving a simple menu of burgers, fries and soft drinks. Don’t let yourself be fooled by the basic menu or the sound equalizers on the side of the van, this kitchen produces a seriously good burger. Don’t believe me? Not surprised – I didn’t trust myself either. Take it from The Burger Adventure who voted the Raph Burger (featured below) as 2nd best burger in Victoria in 2012. Elite!
Ordering chips ($5.00) to accompany a burger is a no-brainer. Would you wear shoes without shoelaces? Or drink vodka without red bull? I think not. The same rules apply here. These are thinly cut and Maccas-esque. Lather them up real good with a side of relish or the famous “stereo” sauce and caused a tickle to the taste buds.
I don’t want to stun any of you, and I am not going vegatarian, but in the holy name of the Chom – ‘I shall vow to try most/all things on the menu with or without meat’, I did just that and sampled The Shroom Burger, a soft bun with regular salad, onion and tasty cheese melted onto a mushroom patty ($10.00). You better believe it. It was great actually! Would I get it again? Only if my GP told me to avoid meat – even then I doubt I would listen. Take it from me vege-huggers, this is worth your time.
No arguments in my mind that the main event is The Raph Burger (above $11). Just a no-frills, delicious burger. The combination of the melted cheese and juicy beef worked well with the crunch of the bread and fresh vegetables. I must note that if you don’t eat this burger straight away this can get a little messy but nevertheless its a must chom experience.
Needless to say, there is little more I can do to send you in the direction of some of Melbourne’s tastiest burgers. At this stage, you could do what I did and wait for your first Beatbox encounter at a music festival where the truck frequently visits e.g. Falls, Meredith or Splendour in the Grass. If you can’t wait (I don’t blame you), jump on board their Facebook and/or Twitter page and follow/like along with 20K+ devout fans.
Lastly, while I am in the spirit, I advise you to check out the new food truck directory website/app called ‘Where the Truck At‘. A dedicated team has designed a page that lists all the available options and opening times of Beatbox and beyond. Click the link and open up your chomming to the wonderful creation of Food Trucks.
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