We’re all about embracing the wonderful and weird at Secret Birmingham. And for a company that has built its reputation on creating unique flavour combinations, we’re always buzzing to learn what new concoctions Fat Hippo has knocked up. This month sees the launch of Hocus Porkus.
Getting into the Halloween spirit, the independent burger joint has whipped up its most monstrous patty yet; a black bun burger loaded with pork scratchings, tortilla crushed jalapeño poppers and black pudding. Inspired by the 90’s cult classic, Hocus Pocus, the terrifyingly tempting burger is available throughout the month of October.
“Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year as it allows us to push our burger boundaries and experiment with some really adventurous flavours and themes,” said Dickie Nelson, executive chef at Fat Hippo. “It’s safe to say Hocus Porkus will certainly turn heads this October!”
On top of this new black bun burger creation, Fat Hippo have also cooked up some equally frightful loaded Hippoween Hand Cut Chips. Thick hand cut chips are smothered in garlic Kiev mayo and topped with a black pudding and bacon crumb. But if the thought of trying these terrifying concoctions scares you, fear not. Fat Hippo’s regular stacked, juicy burgers and loaded, dirty fries are still available.
Fat Hippo uses high-quality ingredients and supplies unique flavour combinations. The stand-out has to be the PB+JJ, which is a beef burger topped with peanut butter and bacon jam. While its namesake burger, the Fat Hippo, throws bacon, chorizo, and onion rings on a double patty cheeseburger. It also serves a selection of buttermilk chicken and plant-based burgers too. While their dirty fries – topped with bacon bits and a special Fat Hippo sauce – are a must. It’s a messy eating mind, so we recommend rolling up those sleeves.
Fat Hippo started in 2010 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and has restaurants in Liverpool, Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff and Durham too. To find out more head to Fat Hippo’s website.