With Bangkok's big players seemingly obsessed with outdoing each other with outrageously impractical burgers, here's a welcome throwback to simpler times. 

A new project by food truck pioneer Daniel Thaiger and Thonglor drinking hole Brew Beers & Ciders goes back to basics, aiming to recapture all that was good about old-school American fast-food burgers: flat patties, oozing cheese, zesty pickles and buns that won't give out on you half-way through.

Daniel Thaiger's Mark Falcioni likens it to a classic McDonald's burger, only with much better ingredients. The patties are made from prime cuts of Aussie wagyu and angus beef, nestled between local breadmaker Conkey's steamed potato bun. Far different from Thaiger's standard brioche, these buns hold up admirably to the winning combo of gooey Cheswick cheese, garlicky Thousand Islands-like sauce and juicy patty. Lettuce and tomatoes are not conspicuous by their absence.

Comparatively quick to prepare, the new burgers (dubbed "Simply the Best") are available at Brew as double, triple and quad stacks in classic (B190/240/280) and BBQ (which adds bacon, jalapenos and a tangy BBQ sauce, B200/250/290) forms, all designed to go down easily with a few drinks.

There are some serious plans for expansion, too, starting with Brew's soi 11 outlet which will soon welcome a late-night kiosk that will not only serve the same burgers but also other come-down bites like poutine.

Brew Beers & Cider, G/F, Seen Space, Thonglor Soi 13, 02-185-2366