Almost 4000 votes have been cast in the Western Advocate's poll 'Who sells the best burger in Bathurst', with one takeaway outlet already taking a strong lead.
Rosanna's Street Food has collected 29.62 per cent of the total vote, ahead of Jack Duggan's Irish Pub, who are just 59 votes behind with 28.08 per cent of the total vote.
Panorama Mini Mart and Takeaway are in third with a total overall vote count of 953 (as of Wednesday morning), with 611 for the South Bathurst store and 342 for the Kelso store.
Rosanna's Street Food owner Rosanna Eliades said she was surprised to find her takeaway topping the vote so far, but said she was extremely thankful of the support the voters have shown her.
On Tuesday, she prepared two of takeaway's most popular burgers - Burger With The Lot and The Julius.
The Burger With The Lot features egg, bacon, pineapple, cheese, with full salad and grilled beef burger, while The Julius has Southern fried chicken, bacon, egg, cheese, lettuce, Caesar and cheddar sauce.
"I take pride in what we do here, we make the burgers with love," she said.
"It's all hand made. My father-in-law makes the patty and we flour and season the chicken ourselves."
In 2019, Rosanna's marked its 10 year anniversary since opening back on March 13, 2009.
Burgers have become a staple of pub food in Australia, but it's also a common item on the menu at many cafes, restaurants and takeaway shops.
Meats on a burger vary (and some even don't have any) and so do the toppings, which can include cheese, onion, pickles, tomato, bacon, beetroot and eggs, to name a few.
And all good burgers must have sauce as well, which can include tomato, barbecue, mustard and mayonnaise.
Now the Western Advocate is looking for the eatery that sells the best burger in Bathurst and Jack Duggan's Irish Pub might be up at the top of the poll with its Foxy Burger.
This particular burger is topped with some of your usual ingredients - a beef patty, bacon, egg, cheese and lettuce - but there's a few other items that might surprise you - black pudding and white pudding.
If you're unfamiliar with what either puddings are, the black one is made from pork blood, with pork or beef fat, mixed with a type of cereal such as oatmeal, oat groats or barley groats.
The white one doesn't include the blood but both puddings are popular in Ireland.
And while the puddings may not seem like your usual burger topping, the Foxy Burger has still proven popular with Jack Duggan's customers according to head chef Terry Thuell.
"Since last Friday, we've sold about 30 kilograms worth of mince for it," he said.
"It's been hugely popular and as it's a special on the menu, come in and try it for a limited time."
Mr Thuell said that the Foxy Burger's unique toppings is what makes it the best burger in Bathurst.
"You're not going to walk away hungry and it's totally unique," he said.
"You won't find a burger like this anywhere else in Bathurst and maybe the Central West."
The burger patty is made from fresh beef, with the bacon and black and white puddings both sourced from the renowned Irish Butcher in St Marys.
The Irish curry sauce is homemade, while the eggs are sourced locally and are free range.
You can vote in our poll below and if we've missed an eatery, let us know on our Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The poll will conclude on Sunday, January 12, at 11.59pm.
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