We had a little penthouse party last Saturday night, and although I seemed fine at the time when I woke up on Sunday I was absolutely reeking with a hangover…and I do mean REEKING!
Not realising what a shambles I would be on Sunday I had foolishly made lunch plans with my homies, Austen and Trudie. Now, if these had been any normal lunch plans I probably would have talked Mr G into perhaps calling them off, but this was no ordinary lunch date. I had finally managed to secure us a table at an El Perro Negro pop-up, and it was going to take a lot more than a little (screaming) hangover to make me cancel these plans.
By now I am sure you’ve all heard of El Perro who regularly pop up at Brewdog in Finniston, offering a small but perfectly formed menu consisting of burgers. And when I say small I do mean small, there are just three burgers on offer which all come served with chips, and that is it.
But what a three burgers they are!
After grabbing a rather large swig of coffee I set about making my choice, and as soon as I saw the NYC Burger I knew it was the one for me.
Rare breed beef patty, pastrami, bone marrow butter, swiss cheese, Dogfich Head hop pickles and American mustard. Woaw mama!
Right, first I need to get a small niggle off my chest – we had a wait of about 30 minutes for our burgers, in all honesty by the time they came out I was nearly ready to gnaw my own pinkie off just to get something in my mouth I was so hungry.
Here is the question tho……..was it worth the 30 min wait? You bet yer bahookie it was!
The patty was excellent, cooked perfectly pink and was incredibly juicy. In fact it was so juicy I had to stoop over my plate the whole time to stop the juices from dripping everywhere. I loved the toppings too – the mound of pastrami added a tangy peppery taste, the mustard gave it a kick and the large slice of pickle gave it bite. It was a really well thought out and constructed burger which I very much enjoyed.
I feel I also have to give a little shout out to the chips which were delicious – golden, crunchy and slightly greasy. These were great chips! Although the portion was pretty small – my hangover monster was craving about double the portion we were given.
All in all I loved my first El Perro burger, and am definitely looking forward to another one soon. I’ve decided that since you can’t experience an El Perro Negro all the time I am not going to Geek Scorecard this meal. I would say though, keep your eyes peeled for the next time he pops up somewhere – this guys is definitely worth checking out.