by James Glazebrook
We thought White Trash Fast Food was busy – until more than 30 of us descended on poor Room 77 to sample its generous selection of meaty treats. As it’s in our Kiez and stocks Newcastle Brown Ale, this comfy little hangout is familiar to us – every time I try another of its 19 burgers, and attempt to ignore the sub-Tom Waits “street musician” who is ALWAYS THERE.
Room 77 offers “warm beer, cold women”, burgers covered in everything from peanut butter to fried eggs to guacamole to hot sauce… just don’t ask for a veggie option! Judging by the results of our survey, people seemed pretty happy with their massive burgers/tacos (for our vegetarian), with the only real reservation being the service. The staff may have messed up a couple of orders and been a bit snippy at times, but hey, this is Berlin – and I think the place did amazingly well to cope with this many people on a random Wednesday.
“They totally botched an order and made no effort to fix it. They lose points for customer service, but this is Berlin, rat bastards”
“Peanut butter on a burger = heaven. Soggy, messy… I’m glad no one was watching. Big and very satisfying. Service was great, considering our great size!”
“Loooved it! Cool music (not the street musician though…)”
“Yep, they actually tell you not to bother to order veggie burgers. That’s a first in Berlin! But then, the nachos were pretty good! And hot too! (sorry for the stain…)”
“Spiciness was good for being in Germany… wussies! Sauce for the fries was a bit weak, but Tabasco is a plus. All in all good experience, but a tad bit pricey for the product, especially in Berlin where you can get such decently-priced fast food”
Berlin Burger Crawl is an open group. To find out what’s going on, follow the hashtag #berlinburgertour on Twitter. If you want to get involved, tweet at @uberlinblog, leave us a comment below, or drop us an email. We’re going to have to book tables at some of the more popular/restauranty places, so do let us know if you plan to come!