The Local Burger Co.
When The Local Burger Co. first opened on a quiet corner overlooking Curtain Square, they swung open its doors with the hope that they’d have a few customers. They ended up selling out of the whole weekend’s stock in the first Saturday lunch service.
While they’re a bit more prepared now, word of mouth has drawn a constant stream of fans since. With a menu of a mere eight burgers in total, the plan was to master the classics, like the ‘Old School Cheeseburger’, before eventually moving onto more playful offerings (we hear a burger made with yabbies from co-owner Evan Kipping’s family farm is in the works).
Sides include fries (potato or sweet potato), slaw, potato salad and, if you’re lucky, Louisiana Hot Wings; along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, milkshakes (salted caramel or vanilla malt perhaps) and Kipping’s own traditional lemonade.
The fit out, which was done by Kipping and a group of friends, is pretty minimalistic, incorporating recycled materials (including an antique writing desk that serves as the counter, a gift from the pharmacist two doors up which serves as the counter) with a local produce store. Eat in, street side, or get it to go and picnic in the park across the road.