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BBQ Bacon Burger

Okay, so I am actually gonna take up writing again. The great thing is I have a lot of material to practice on as I still took loads of pictures during my year off, made notes about almost every mentionable meal and also have collected a big library of audio reviews, that I’ll try to transfer piece by piece onto digital paper. So don’t be surprised if there are some backdated reviews popping up in between. This one’s a rather recent one and a place I wanted to try for a while now. derfreiBurger was one of the places leading the rise of burger joints (the newer ones are mainly food trucks) in Freiburg and is located conveniently in a side street along Schwarzwald City. It’s a pretty tiny place with only few seating options; some bar kinda seating, a big shared table or if you’re lucky enough a little booth area for 4-5 people. It’s like a little fast food restaurant, where someone put some extra effort in, giving it a bit of a more homely feel.

Against my instincts, I went for the BBQ-Bacon-Burger (EUR5.80), that comes with a fried onion ring and loads of bbq sauce. When it flew out the open kitchen my first impression was, that there’s something off with that patty to bun ratio. Don’t get me wrong the meat is definitely big enough for that price, it just gets a little lost in that huge roll, which doesn’t do it actual justice. They get the freshly baked buns from a local bakery and use only fresh, well-seasoned beef for their burgers and you can actually taste that extra bit of craftsmanship. I also enjoyed that sweet and crispy onion ring very much and absolutely loved their homemade smokey bbq sauce. That last one was important because there was loads of it, like close to sloppy joe’s kinda loads (so you better like it saucy). For me, the bacon strips could’ve used a couple more seconds on the flat pan to crisp up but were nice and salty anyway. Pretty good.

So the place is tiny but also not meant for you to spend hours in it, the people working behind the counter are genuinely nice and the food is mostly homemade, pretty tasty and for that very very reasonably priced. So to sum things up, I maybe would have wished for a thicker and juicier patty in general but in that price range this is a great burger overall and I’ll probably come back and check out some other menu items, like that Chilli-Cheese-Dog that caught my eye. Thanks for the delicious burger and all the best.

Get Your Grub On!

derfreiBurger (closed on Sundays and public holidays)
Schiffstraße 16
79098 Freiburg
Germany
http://www.derfreiburger.de/

Home is where your plate is.

As some of you might know, I moved back to Germany end of last year and had a lot of things to organize first besides the actual settling back into a culture and country I haven’t been living in for the last 7ish years. I decided to take a little sabbatical before diving back into a new job and used it to learn how to snowboard, visited many friends, all my siblings and the rest of my family, started signing up for language courses and am now in the midst of finding and applying for a new job, that can excite and inspire me.

I already had a huge backlog of articles from Asia and meanwhile also visited a good handful of countries (and some of their restaurants) here, which you might have recognised from my Instagram, Twitter or Foursquare (Swarm) postings. I wanted to wait a little longer until I’m more settled but all the fantastic food I came across made me miss this blog and how it accompanied me during the past three years. Furthermore from my point of view there is an undoubtable need for more foodblogs in Europe, particularly Germany, that tackle restaurants, food trucks, pop-ups etc. as I have quite a hard time finding information about places I would like to visit or finding out about the actual restaurant in the first place. I think you wouldn’t have a problem in places like Berlin and Munich but otherwise the field of foodblfoggers seems rather scattered and the majority is concentrating on home cooking and recipes.

Because of all this I decided to immediately revamp my blog as a predominantly European – not limited to – version of getmygrubon.com. Maybe not in the same high paced frequency as before but to keep it going and fill it up slowly for people out there like you and obiously myself. Also Asia hasn’t seen the last of me yet.

So watch out and thanks for sticking around.

Sincerely, Nik