The burger. Regardless of where you are in the States, you can usually find a good, even a great burger place. Yet, such a quest can prove rather challenging outside America. Even in destination where you sink your teeth into the very best steak on the planet, as in Argentina (I lived in Buenos Aires nearly two months), the burger can still remain elusive.
Now, after many of miles and adventures, I’ll admit, I am skeptical of others who say, it’s a “good burger.” Is it? I tasted failure too many times. But after many weeks in South Africa, I needed my fix. I asked for recommendations in Cape Town. Two people told me Royale Eatery.
I entered the Long Street restaurant and was told there was a 45 minute wait. Crowded, a very good sign.
And as I walked past the trendy patrons, I didn’t judge the scene, but rather scanned their plates. I viewed the burgers. They looked good too. Another positive sign.
I decided to accept the wait, especially since the Royale “waiting room” is an upstairs lounge. From above, I enjoyed a Castle (beer) and the views of Long Street.
Time passed and I returned to receive my table. The waiter came, and I asked for the best burger he had and with cheese. I couldn’t refuse knowing I ate a “Royale with cheese.” My only real decision was the multiple types of fries.
The prize arrived with a trio of sauces and the side of mayo I ordered (for my fries). It looked good. I took a bite. It was good. Delicious. I smiled. I took another, then another. Juicy goodness indeed.
Cape Town, you can make a good burger.
Tip: On Long Street along in Cape Town, I enjoyed another great burger. It seems Cape Town can make a good burger. It’s ok to order one in Cape Town.
stay adventurous, Craig