Monday, November 30, 2009

Aura – Laurel Point Inn. Victoria BC Canada

The Point Burger. Alberta beef, aged white cheddar, caramelized inions, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and a house made bun.

This is a big burger, voted best in Victoria. Best burger I’ve had in Victoria so far, but always looking for better. This burger is all about the bun. Home made and outstanding. Great flavour, nice dripping juices. I’ll give this burger 8.5-9/10. Were those canned mushrooms? Demerits for what looked and tasted like a prefabricated frozen paddy.

Get rid of the canned mushrooms, make your own juicy paddy. Cook it med-rare with just a ting of pink in the middle and you’ve got a truly perfect burger. So close and yet…

I’m going back for the lamb burger on the menu.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Burgers etc. Burnaby BC, Canada
Voted best burger in Vancouver by CTV News. Right off the top a first class burger. I don’t know if it’s the best burger in Vancouver, but I’ll give it best burger in Burnaby. For now anyway, these ratings can quickly change.
The burger was juicy, three napkins, if not a bit overdone. Nice touch on the grilled bun. I’ll give this a 8.5/10 this time. Suggestion, make your own fries. Chuck out the frozen stuff.

I’m going back for the smoked chicken wings next time. This place has its own smoker in the back. Definitely check it out.

The Sunshine Diner, Vancouver BC, Canada
Add half of an avocado to a bacon cheeseburger and it becomes the “Fat Elvis Burger”.
Fabulous burger I have to say. Juicy house made paddy, perfectly cooked with just a hint of pink in the middle. Accompanied with fresh veggies and bun with lots of crisp bacon, this is a 9/10 for sure. Points deducted for serving open face, I hate that. But that is once again just a person preference. Come to think of it everything is a personal preference so never mind. And also deductions for generic thin McDonald’s like fries. Still, a great burger in a kitschy diner experience.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Food. Life. Fodder.

Food. Life. Fodder.
Glow Restaurant Lounge
Victoria BC, Canada
Prime Rib Burger
Glow has been getting some talk as one of the best burger in Victoria, so I had to check it out. My rating: 8/10. Not a bad burger at all. It’s big burger that’s for sure. The chipotle mayo adds excellent spicy flavour. My complaints are that the bun was not fresh and their patty is preformed frozen (at least it looked that way). Give me a fresh bun and a fresh beef patty cooked pink in the middle and you got yourself an outstanding instead of a good burger. The fires were pre cut frozen as well, but they saved them by sprinkling on a salt cumin spice mix that was fantastic. Usually I like fresh cut homemade but I’ll give them this one.
Lamb burger on the menu for my next visit.
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Kobe Burger,
Browns Social House, Richmond BC, Canada

Ages cheddar, crisp bacon, onion rings, homemade bbq sauce and home cut fries.
Very impressive burger, for $18 it should be. The Kobe beef comes though big time. Fat dripping juicy patty, which of course makes it quite tasty. Thoroughly enjoyable. Rating: 9/10
I’m starting to like Browns a lot. I asked for a newspaper. They did not have one. Five minutes later someone brought me a fresh paper that they actually went out and bought for me. Wow, who does that kind of service? Outstanding.
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Crave, Vancouver BC
Organic beef burger with bacon and cheddar, nice. The burger tasted great. My only knock on the whole thing was a square focosia as the bun. As a burger traditionalist, what the hell? Just use a really good round bun and don’t serve the burger open. I don’t get that either. It’s funny how you can be nitpicky on certain things. The result of course is a demerit to an A-, even though I still can’t get those fries out of my mind.Check them out at just opened a new location in West Van. I look forward to the trip