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Burger Wars Episode XLVIII: Russel Norman the not so secret one

I read about this secret burger in Spuntino the other day, so that was one reason to come back as well as it’s basically one of my favourite spots in London. Same irreverent and cool atmosphere, brought me back memories of my first visit

Return of the Jedi
Same old
Quick scan of the menu and decided to add also the buttermilk wings and my all-time favourite eggplant chips with fennel yoghurt. Then I asked my waiter for the secret “off the menu” burger and he started laugh hysterically, next thing he pointed out the menu where it says 5oz burger with cheese, not so secret at all. We chat for a while about the “secret burger” and he commented that during the last weeks people have been coming and asking for the secret burger, making funny gestures, and acting mysterious to get the so call off the menu patty in a bun, I told them to thank a fellow blogger for all this buzz. 

Not so secret
Anyway got my not so secret and on the menu burger, 5oz patty, melted cheese, onions, and pickles. 

Fennel chips
Burger time
The verdict, nice burger, perfectly cooked, juices all over, nice melted cheese. 

The damage, 13 quid for the burger and the eggplant chips. 

The conclusion, quite nice petite no secret burger, however it lacked a sauce to elevate it, I ended using the fennel yoghurt and it worked just fine, bun wasn’t toasted which would have given a nice touch. Melted cheese was perfectly covering the patty, chips awesome as usual. I will give Spuntino a 7.5 in my scale.

Close up
All this secret burger reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Secret Code” 

Jerry: So why didn't you tell her the code? 
George: No. No way 
Jerry: George, you're going to marry this woman. Most likely 
George: It says very clearly, for your protection, do not give your secret code to anyone 
Jerry: So you're taking relationship advice from Chemical Bank now? 
George: Why does everything have to be us? Is there no me left? Why can't there be some things just for me? Is that so selfish? 
Jerry: Actually, that's the definition of selfish 
George: Have you ever given your code to anyone? 
Jerry: No one's ever asked. You want it? It's Jor-El 
George: Superman's father on Krypton 
Jerry: Of course. Common Georgie, you want to tell me. It's eating you up inside, sing it sister 
George: No. I am not giving my code to anyone for any reason

European Cuisine
Approx Damage: £20pp
Area: Soho
Borough: City of Westminster
Twitter: Spuntino
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