‘Pablo Escoburger’ Are Served With Fake Cocaine
Pablo’s Escoburgers in Prahran, Melbourne, boasts bulging burgers held together by wooden sticks and plastic trays of golden fries.
However, these burgers differ from others you might try at your local trendy bar in a very distinctive way. For example, ‘The Patron Burger’ comes complete with a line of white garlic powder on the bun – intended to resemble cocaine – and a (fake) rolled up $100 note.
The burger is served alongside a plastic bag filled with more garlic powder, complete with a silver spoon. A clear homage to the infamous Pablo Escobar, this dish has come with a side order of divisiveness.
The bar owners have since given a written statement defending their controversial menu:
We are very proud of our burgers but we do also understand that Pablo Escobar was a horrible man who destroyed the lives of thousands of Colombians.
We do not condone, idolise or promote Pablo Emilio Escobar or his actions in anyway.
We are however Australian and know how to have a laugh about a good play on words. Its just a name of a pop up burger bar not really a theme. Hard not to offend someone in 2019.
Lots of Colombians enjoy the burgers here, also a lot give us terrible reviews and upset comments on FB much the way Pablo himself would have if he was still here today.
Take the high road people, put it to rest and learn to forgive and forget! Either way we love you all the same in a very “unpablo” way and know you will love our burgers. Enjoy!