Thursday, April 9, 2009

Heaven on Earth with an Onion Slice

We found it- right here in Sydney. At The Counter- our new favorite burger joint. And I'm not just saying that because it's an American chain restaurant. The food was mouth watering.



The Counter is a fun take on a classic American burger place. They hand you a little clipboard and a golf pencil and you tick off exactly what you want on your burger. They do it your way. The burgers are huge and yummy and just what you'd expect. They have French Fries on the menu. We had ours with cheddar cheese (not that mysterious tasty cheese typically found in Australia). They serve soft drinks in big glasses with- I almost couldn't believe it- plenty of ice! They didn't offer free refills, but I'm going to ask about that next time. If they have free refills this place will be absolutely perfect.

The Counter is totally kid friendly. It's noisy so no one really noticed our two year old melting down in the booth. He was distracted for a bit when the waitress brought him some RANCH DRESSING to dip his fries in. Are you getting a feel for how awesome this place is?

And if all of that didn't make me feel totally at home, check this out:



See those cool aluminum barstools? They are the same ones I have in my kitchen in California. Miss you, Crate & Barrel.

I just checked out their webpage- and guess what? They have one in Westlake Village! I hope the American version is as satisfying as the Aussie one. We'll definitely be going back to The Counter.

12 comments:

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

I had no idea about this place-- I'm going to have to google it! We went to Bite Me last weekend-- it was pretty good, but not fantastic.

We are sooo trying this place out.

By the way, I thought Tasty cheese was cheddar-- is it not?

Jenny said...

FGIS- Try it- you'll like it! Maybe Tasty is some type of cheddar- but the texture seems off to me. I miss the cheese aisle at Trader Joe's.

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

I think it's just really cheap cheddar. We'll be breaking out the quince paste and cheese tomorrow.

Felicia said...

Oh so excited. Will check it out when I get back! The Tasty cheese was just blah....

MIchaelK said...

I must ask: did they offer sliced beets for a topping? I seem to recall you encountering that one before.

Jenny said...

Mike- Yes, I believe beets were on the list. This is Australia, after all.

elsja said...

Is it bad that I went there 3 times in 10 days? My bf wants to make it a weekly ritual to get burgers. The sweet potato fireds are GREAT if you haven't had them!

Mark said...

Very cool! I will have to keep an eye out for one in my travels.

Steven Kurutz said...

Hi Jenny,

I'm a reporter in New York and am visiting Sydney in two weeks for a travel story. I stumbled across your blog and wondered if I could chat with you to get tips on places to go, things to avoid, what Sydney is like as seen through the eyes of an American, little hidden gems you've found so far (like the burger joint), etc. The format for the story is "3 Perfect Days." I can be reached at:
stevenkurutz@gmail.com. Thanks.

Aussie in the USA said...

Gee...never heard of them...going to check the one out in Plano, TX.

Aussie in the USA said...

Oh...I miss Tasty cheese...and beetroot on burgers...lol. :)

AKenney said...

Passed this place last Friday...it's on Lindero. Will have to give it a try! Minus the beets, of course. I prefer to consume beets separately.

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