This is an Aussie Burger. It may be the one thing Jamie loves most about this country. I think they’re disgusting, but she adamantly disagrees. In her mind, they rank right up there with the Sydney Opera House and riding camels on the beach in Broome.
When they put one down on the table in front of you, it may look like a typical American hamburger but do not be fooled. Look under the bun and you’ll find three very odd ingredients that no self-respecting American chef would put on a hamburger — a fried egg, shredded carrots, and a slice of beet root. Yes, you read that correctly. A slice of freakin’ beet root.
Our Aussie friend Hamish Marshall owns SLO Brew, a very cool pub and restaurant in San Luis Obispo. Jamie loves to eat there because he has Aussie Burgers on the menu.
I eat there in spite of it.