Like any other couple, Mr Bao and I are constantly bickering, and one of the most common topics we argue about is ‘Where to have dinner?’ :P Even though I have an ever growing ‘To Eat’ list, we still argue where to go. I want Korean, He wants Japanese, I want Italian He wants French, we never seem to want the same thing!
This happened last Saturday, and after half an hour of bickering, I said ‘That’s it we’re going to Rockwell and Sons for burger, Julie said it’s good!’. Mr Bao’s face scrunched up in a bun, knew that my decision was final ~
I thought traffic was going to be worse, but it only took us approximately 20 minutes to drive from Doncaster to Collingwood. We were very lucky and immediately found parking in front of Rockwell and Sons on the busy Smiths St. It was rather quiet being a Saturday night with only a few tables seated with people and the rest were empty.
Mr Bao and I got a nice table in the back facing the kitchen, we had a look at the menu and very quickly decided what we wanted. Starting with the mussels in a broth and small pieces of Kaiserfieisch (a type of hame), corn, jalapenos and spring onions. I found the mussels to be quite small in size and would have been nicer if they were bigger, but nonetheless still very tasty. However, but we found the broth was rather salty so we didn’t really have much of it.
Rockwell and Sons is known for their burger and sandwiches, so Mr Bao chose the Double Patty Smash Burger to be his main. It’s a seeded bun with a thick patty topped with Kraft Special sauced and a thick layer of cheese. Seriously no joke, it tasted like a Mac Donald’s Big Mac burger because of the sauce but SO much BETTER! The patty was juicy and bun was soft :D
Only compliant about the burger was the size, it was a little small for Mr Bao while I thought it was a perfect size for my tummy ~ Mr Bao loved this burger so so so much he ordered another one to take home with him and had it the next day for BREAKFAST!!! Don’t ask…he’s weird… who eats burgers for breakfast? >_<
I opted for the Pressed Rib Sandwich with BBQ Sauce, dill, fennel and onion. The sandwich had a soft bun and the BBQ sauce made it very flavoursome and the pressed rib was soft but was a little annoying when it stuck between our teeth hehe ~ Even though, this was nice, I think we both prefer the Double Patty Smash Burger :P
I’ve seen these onion rings from Catherine’s blog post, and knew I had to order them. They did not disappoint, these were probably one of the crunchiest and delicious onion rings I’ve had in a long time ~ they were not at all oily and that Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce was addictive! Too bad I only had two…before Mr Bao scoffs the rest! Next time I’m ordering a whole plate for myself! ;)
Ending our meal with you know what lol desserts! They had two options on the menu this buttermilk panna cotta and a chocolate oil cake, it was a rather warm night, so we chose the panna cotta. The buttermilk panna cotta came with treacle roasted peaches which were sticky sweet and buttermilk granita, flavours of this dessert was good especially with the buttermilk granita, first time I’ve tried it. But I found the panna cotta itself slightly firm and wasn’t as wobbly and smooth as it could have been.
I think Mr Bao definitely enjoyed Rockwell and Sons more than I did and declared “Its now my new favourite place for burgers!” See I knew he’d like it! Don’t get why he always argues with me, when clearly I’m always CORRECT :P But I do agree burgers here are delicious and most importantly it’s very reasonably priced ~ definitely a good place to chill out with friends on a Friday night over burgers, onion rings and beer :D
PS. These photos were taken from the hand-me-down DSLR camera my Brother-In-Law gave me for my birthday :) Hope they’re okay! I’m still learning how to use it hehe ~