Last night I was invited to the launch of a brand new burger bar on Bree Street (yet another cool and quirky addition to the #Breestreet food scene), which boasts locally sourced organic ingredients.
They cook with coconut oil, have herb planters in the centre of their tables and they use recycled glasses and tins. Even their takeaway boxes are biodegradable and, if you return the used boxes to the eatery, they will gladly dispose of them in the correct way, for you.
But the first question on everyone's lips was: "What does IYO stand for?" It's an acronym for their full name: Inside & You're Out. The entrance to the restaurant is right next to La Parada. You enter through two large red doors, up a stairwell and straight into a environmentally-friendly designed restaurant space.
|The entrance to IYO Burgers on Bree Street|
|IYO burgers on Bree Street|
They have a cool wine selection too, with options like Waverley Hills Rosé and SMV (both organic), Quando Mourvèdre Rosé, wines from Hartenberg's Alchemy Range and Miss Molly Bubbly – all of which I love! They also have four craft beers on tap. I drank the Woodstock IPA last night and it was awesome!
|Woodtsock IPA at IYO Burgers|
|Herb planters sent in the tables at IYO burgers|
|The space at IYO Burgers|
For starters my husband and I shared the pulled pork served with gluten-free crumpets and a whisky-honey sauce and the pork belly cubes. Everyone at the table actually had a taste of my pork crumpets and decided they were the bomb! I would go back just to eat multiple portions of this starter!
|pulled pork on gluten-free crumpets at IYO burgers|
|Pork belly cubes at IYO burgers|
|bunless burger and sweet-potato fries at IYO burgers|
|vegan cheesecake at IYO burgers|
|Me and Seth at the IYO Burgers entrance on Bree Street|
The restaurant is open for lunch 12-3pm and dinner 5-10pm. They are planning on getting Wi-Fi for the worker bees to make the most of this setting
For more info on IYO burgers, visit http://iyoburgers.co.za/