by George Culver
If you’re free on a Friday and looking for one of the best burgers in Norfolk, you’ll find it hidden inside Pendulum Fine Meats. Now, by revealing this information I’m asking for trouble from devotees, but the world needs to know. The beef used in the burger is made from the trimmings of what they’ve butchered in the shop, commonly of the chuck variety. The cut guarantees that the burger has enough fat content to stay juicy after hitting Pendulum’s fancy chrome flat top. The buns are toasted – one of the underrated touches of masterful burger construction, in my opinion.
You can top your burger with the usual suspects or customize it. (Pro tip: Add house bacon.) You get a pile of herbed fries that are crispy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside, and served with an addictive smoked garlic mayonnaise that I recommend slathering on your burger. You’ll walk out of Pendulum paying less than at most fast-food drive-throughs after eating a much higher quality burger.