Burgers and milkshakes… ah, two of my top guilty pleasures! If you too enjoy a big, tasty burger and a tall, decadent milkshake, you’ve got to try out Brooklyn Brothers! One of Joburg’s trendiest new burger joints, this spot has the most delicious diner-style foods on offer, from milkshakes and fries to wings and burgers. Everything is fresh, flavourful and unbelievably well-priced!
I popped into Brooklyn Brothers for a bite to eat last night with a friend of mine. We didn’t know what to expect – in my head, I pictured it to be nothing more than a glorified fast food joint, and boy, was I wrong! We arrived and were instantly impressed by the edgy glossy black walls, black and yellow décor, and funky lights.
Our friendly, informative waiter talked us through everything on the menu – and I’ll have you know that it all sounded so divine! I quite liked the informal yet classic diner-style menu, which is disposable and requires you to simply tick off whatever you want to order.
Between the two of us, my friend and I decided to order a number of dishes to try: The boneless Whacky Wings done cajun-style, the boneless Hot BB Wings, The Brooklyn Brothers Burger with a beef patty, The MOB-ster Burger with a chicken patty, The Brothers House Salad, and the Jalapeno Poppers.
Our food arrived quickly, and everything looked so juicy and delicious! I’ll admit that I was tempted to tuck in before snapping some photos (yup, the food looked that good!) – and anyone who knows me knows that that’s something I never do!
Each dish was served on either a wooden board or in a basket. The burgers were wrapped, which I thought was a great practical touch, to avoid too much mess when eating. Plus, each portion was huge!
The burgers were just to-die-for – they packed loads of freshness and flavour! After scoffing mine down, I barely had space left to taste anything else, but I did anyway (so much for my diet!). The wings were fantastic – nice and spicy (just the way I like them) on the outside, and juicy and tender on the inside.
The salad was a very generous portion, and was exceptionally fresh. The Jalapeno Poppers were perfectly crumbed and had the most delicious three-cheese filling – just beware, they’re pretty hot!
After our huge and very enjoyable meal, we I decided that our diner-style dinner wouldn’t be complete without milkshakes. I went for the That’s The Way The Cookie Crumbles shake, while my friend opted for the Peanut Butter Caramel. Our shakes arrived quickly and they were out of this world – it was love at first sip!
I really enjoyed Brooklyn Brothers. The value for money is actually unreal. If you’re looking to pick up a tasty meal on-the-go, or to enjoy good food without breaking the bank, give this place a try. I promise you, you won’t be sorry! I can’t wait to go back. I’m still dreaming of that heavenly milkshake. Yum!
By Candice May