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Chur Burger

This past week a couple of friends and I decided to head to Sydney just for shits. After all if you’re game enough to brave the Tiger airways terminal, the flights from Melbourne to Sydney are pretty bloody cheap.

On this little vacation I had the privilege of visiting what is commonly referred to as Sydney’s best burger joint: Chur Burger.

Now even the name was enough to get us excited. We couldn’t stop saying it. When you say it in this little funny Sesame Street voice it’s really addictive.. Anyway that’s beside the point.

I got the chicken burger and some sweet potato fries and let me tell you, I did not regret this decision. The brioche bun was soft and fresh, the hot sauce mayo not too spicy, but a perfect compliment to the grilled chicken.

What made the experience all the more exciting was the fact that the chef was having a boogie to the golden oldies that they had playing throughout the restaurant, and that they had L&P (Lemon and Paeroa) which is this fantastic lemonade- style soft drink from New Zealand. I couldn’t believe my luck.

To top it all off, I spent less than 20 bucks.

If you’re ever in Surry Hills, Sydney head of the Chur Chur Chur Burger for some good grub.

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After sitting down to what could have possibly been my fourth (or maybe fifth I lost count) piece of Dad’s chocolate birthday cake, I decided a scan of my Instagram news feed was in order, and immediately regretted that last piece- or last two pieces, of cake. I was greeted by images of green smoothies, reminiscent of Shrek’s swamp, and of tanned (who has a tan in Winter anyway) blonde girls’ abs after a workout, some of them uncomfortably sweaty..

Fitspiration has taken over. My Instagram feed is forever full of photos of meals with recipes that I do not understand unless I Google every ingredient. What is Maca? My brother’s nickname? No! Apparently it is some herby thing found in Peru. LSA? Isn’t that a hard drug? No, don’t be silly it’s linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds. Of course why didn’t I think of that! I also was unaware that people could eat bee pollen, in fact the concept of bee pollen itself doesn’t really make much sense to me..

What is worse about this current state of #thinspiration is that foods that I originally thought were good for me, are apparently evil! I was made aware of this upon cooking dinner with a friend when she informed me “I never eat pasta anymore because it’s so bad for you.” WHAT? My good friend pasta has betrayed me? He wouldn’t do that, would he? No it’s okay, she informs me, you can buy wholemeal gluten free tasteless pasta instead. Oh yay.

Sometimes I think that the outlook is fairly bleak for those who like that good wholesome comfort food like I do, are we all going to have to convert to a diet of quinoa and acai berries? Spend triple the amount of money buying organic gluten free vegan products?

Nah yolo, I’m going to have another piece of cake.


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