Land Of The Free, Burger Of The Brave

All through June we’ve been celebrating the greatest food format, the Burger, with Laying The Beef To Rest.

Through no forward planning of our own, its happened that the end of June, coincides with the 4th Of July celebrations by our brothers across the pond.

So here is our tribute to Uncle Sam’s greatest creation.

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Flame! I Want To Live Forever

The El Food Brothers have hit up some big names for Laying The Beef To Rest. Solita, McDonalds and Burger King, Byron. But only one claims to be ‘Almost Famous

A better description may be ‘Quite Infamous’. Everyone has heard of this place. Those who have been claim ‘its the best burgers you’ll ever have’,  ‘it’ll knock your socks off’ and other such hyperbole. Those who haven’t been either long to go, or dismiss the place as over hyped.

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There must be some confusion, said the Joker to the King

Laying The Beef To Rest continues with a visit to 2 well know burger franchises. If you haven’t guessed it yet, its the Joker (McDonalds) vs The King (Burger King) in a battle of the cheeseburgers.

We managed to do both of these on the same day, so both were judged mere minutes of each other, as they are now handily situated across from each other in Piccadilly Gardens.

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So, Whats The Beef?

This review is part of the El Food Brothers ‘Laying The Beef To Rest’ feature. Make sure you read that first for an explanation of the scoring system.

Situated at the heart of the Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and at least partially responsible for the areas burger obbession. Solita have 13 burger options, including their playful take on a rival burger joints signature burger, ‘The Big Manc’. However its the ‘Solita Burger’ that meets our criteria, so the review is purely based on this.

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Laying The Beef To Rest

As discussed on the latest El Food Brothers Podcast, catch up here if you haven’t had the aural enjoyment yet, this month is ‘Laying the Beef To Rest’ month.

The burger has literally been ‘done to death’ so the El Food Brothers are having a final send off for the humble, hand held treat. Its time to sort the patty from the bun, and crown the best burger in Manchester. Then the burgers can finally rest in grease, and we can all move on to the next big thing (butter milk chicken anyone?)

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