Monday, July 30, 2012

Vera's Burgers, YVR, Vancouver Airport Domestic Terminal C

In a previous post I trashed Monks Grill at YVR. Do not order their burger. By all means go, have a comfortable seat order a nice draft beer and when no one is looking bite into a Vera’s Burger that you’ve smuggled in from just down the concourse.

Killer airport burgers.
Killer burgers in general.
Vera’s is flush with awards in Vancouver for best burger. They do a great job. For me they straddle that fine line between fast food burgers and gourmet burgers. I have to tell them to lay off the ketchup next time. But I’ve got to hand it to them they do burgers well and not just well they offer a “natural beef” burger. This I find outstanding. I love having this choice. Now you really can't beat Vera's meat!

I vote Vera’s best at YVR.

Monk’s; just keep the beer cold.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Uli's Restaurant, White Rock

Back to Uli's Restaurant on Marine Drive in White Rock, the home of Surreys Best Burger, according to Surrey Now Newspaper. Me, I scratching my head a bit on this one.

On one hand, I personally have not had a better burger in the valley to date although to be fair my experience here is a bit limited. So ok, best burger for Surrey.

On the other hand, I’m not all that excited about their latest offering. I chose the Uli's burger 2.0.

It sounds great; 30 day aged sirloin, candied shallots, garlic aioli.

But then, so much potential leads to greater than usual disappointment. I ordered my burger medium rare (they actually allowed me to order it this way! Huge huge kudos).

And so this is where the excitement begins, the anticipation of a juicy flavorful burger. I was unfortunately let down when the burger arrived cooked through. Not a smign of pink in the middle.

I was deflated.

And once deflated it’s pretty much game over. A comeback unlikely.

The patty was somewhat juicy, somewhat tasty the bun somewhat hard and stale.

Let's call this the somewhat disappointment burger and give it a 6/10.

I must have been there on a bad day for the chef. The last burger I had at Uli’s was far better.

Good onion rings in case you're wondering.