Burgerology: Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

Burgerology: Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

Burgerology: Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

Not gonna lie, kids. One of the reasons I wanted to move to this neighborhood was so that I could be closer to Dennistoun Bar-B-Que. Who wouldn’t want to live on the same street as burgers the size of your face, and some of the best fries I’ve had in Glasgow.

Burgerology: Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

Their burgers are made fresh with high quality ingredients. Because their so huge, I opt for a simple cheeseburger, and it’s awesome. Their menu is creative, and you can get your burger loaded sky high with all sorts of toppings. I could never finish it in a million years, though, so I go pure and top my burger with some of their smoky barbecue sauce. 

Burgerology: Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

As the name suggests, Dennistoun Bar-B-Que also has a smoke pit, and you can get some stellar pulled pork here as well, which is what Geoff opted for. As you can see, they serve their burgers and sandwiches in a bowl. That’s how ridiculous they are. You should probably consider fasting for most of the day before you come here.

Burgerology: Dennistoun Bar-B-Que

Most people know I don’t really care about french fries. I’ll eat a few out of boredom, but normally I don’t even bother to order them. The seasoned fries were absolutely perfect. Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and perfectly seasoned, I couldn’t stop eating them. That almost never happens to me.

One other little thing I love about this place is that you can order a can of root beer. It’s hard to come by in Scotland, so I always indulge when I can. It tastes like home.

You get a lot of burger goodness for your money here, and the staff are friendly. There’s a bit of a wait for you food, but you know it’s super fresh that way. The restaurant is small, and the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. It’s perfect for an afternoon of stuffing your face with the best burgers around.

Burgerology: Bloc+

Burgerology: Bloc+

Burgerology: Bloc+

Bloc+ was one of the very first restaurants we tried when we moved to Glasgow. Every weeknight, they have a different special, so you’re almost certain to get something awesome without getting depressed about how much money you spent. 

Burgerology: Bloc+

Tuesday is £3 burger night. How can you beat that? Their beef burgers are juicy and flavorful and served on a soft brioche bun. I pay a bit extra for cheese on mine. They come with crispy fries, making this an even better deal.

Burgerology: Bloc+

Geoff usually opts for the veggie burger and adds jalapeno. He says it’s pretty standard, but the price is right.

Burgerology: Bloc+

They also make a great white russian at the bar which makes me outrageously happy. 

If you want to splash out, Bloc+ has plenty of outrageous burgers and dogs. They also do a deal on pizzas during the week. Their poutine is pretty outstanding as well. 

Burgerology: Bloc+

It’s a small restaurant/bar that becomes a rock venue at night. The atmosphere is laid back, but what makes it extra awesome is that when there’s not a band playing, their tvs are all showing The Food Network. I don’t have to look at sports while I eat my burger for once. I can watch Jamie Oliver or Ina Garten in the background. It makes me happier than it probably should.

If you haven’t eaten at Bloc+ yet, you should definitely check it out. There’s something for everyone, and something cheap every night of the week. Do it!

Spicy Southwest Burger | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Spicy Southwest Burger

Spicy Southwest Burger | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I don’t know about British summer. It’s a tricky thing. Some days are absolutely beautiful.  The sun shines with abandon, but it never gets too hot. It feels like a crime to be indoors. Today, it’s gray and rainy. What can you do?

We’ve had a couple of chances to grill this summer, even once in the rain. It’s always awesome. 

Spicy Southwest Burger | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

If you’re looking for something awesome to throw on your grill, may I suggest setting your mouth on fire with a Spicy Southwest Burger. It’s fiery and flavorful. I kinda wanted to eat five of them. 

Just a quick tip when making your own burger patties at home. Be firm but gentle. If you squish the meat too much when mixing or smash it together too tightly when shaping your patties, you won’t get the tender juicy burger of your dreams. It’s a delicate business, but it’s always always better than a frozen pre-fab hockey puck.

Spicy Southwest Burger | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Get into summer. Make Spicy Southwest Burgers. Live it.

Spicy Southwest Burger
Serves 12
This Spicy Southwest Burger is on fire and so delicious. It's everything summer should be.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 ounce can of chopped green chiles
  2. 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  3. 1/4 cup picante sauce (I used hot)
  4. 4 teaspoons chili powder
  5. 1 tablespoon cumin
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  9. 2 pounds ground beef
  10. 1/2 pound hot pork sausage
  11. 12 slices colby jack or pepper jack cheese
  12. 12 hamburger buns
  13. Your favorite burger toppings
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine chiles, bread crumbs, picante sauce, and seasonings. Give it a quick stir to combine.
  2. Add meats and quickly work everything together by squishing it gently with your hands.
  3. Form into 8 to 12 burger patties depending on how many people you want to feed.
  4. Grill over medium high heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side. (You can also make these in a frying pan indoors. I did both.)
  5. Place a slice of cheese on each patty for the last minute or two to let it melt a bit.
  6. Build your burger and set your day on fire.
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