One of Brisbane’s best gourmet burger joints, Howzat Burger, is downsizing and moving in a new direction.
Local chef Philip Johnson, the owner of e’cco bistro, is using his culinary skills in a new way, opening a new branch of his business — Philip Johnson Catering — and downsizing his burger interests.
Howzat Burger burst onto the scene in 2014 and rapidly garnered a steadfastly loyal following from burger lovers. It also helped that his seasoned potato chips were second to none and he also offered up decadent milkshakes in flavours like Banoffee and Nutella.
The pop-up burger shop is located underneath eçco bistro on Adelaide Street and has become a go-to for city workers during the week. With people clamouring for greater access to these delicious burger creations, Johnson teamed up with local music venue The Triffid to offer Howzat to people Wednesday to Sunday, from lunch to dinner and beyond.
However, Johnson recently launched Philip Johnson Catering and it is proving to be extremely busy and growing much quicker than the Brisbane chef ever anticipated. Rather than attempting to juggle all three sections of the brand, Howzat Burger at The Triffid has been closed and a new exciting eatery will be opening at the venue soon.
For the burger addicts, don’t despair — you can still get your Howzat fix on a Friday at the pop-up Adelaide Street store.
“It has been an interesting couple of years in Brisbane, with the ever evolving dining scene,” Philip says. “New restaurant concepts, from hole in the walls to rooftops and basement venues, pop ups, food trucks, food festivals – the works! I have seen it all and wanted to be a part of the gourmet burger craze, which has been a great exercise and a lot of fun.”
Howzat Burger pop up store is located at 510 Adelaide Street, CBD and will be serving burgers from 11.30am-2pm on Fridays only.