Burgoo (Main Street)

Mac n’ Cheese!

Mac n’ Cheese!

Mac n’ Cheese!

Okay, now that I’ve got your attention… I must have passed by Burgoo hundreds of times in the past and not given it a second look.  I always thought it was just a burger shop (turns out “burgoo” means stew).  Then I heard that they served mac n’ cheese.

If you’re like me, you can’t resist a good mac n’ cheese.  The problem is that there are sooo many places that serve mac n’ cheese but they’re not really that good.

There were a lot of interesting things on the menu and we wanted to try the mussels but they were all out.  So we decided to start with the Manhattan Clam Chowder.

The clam chowder was really good… lots of bacon and veggies and clams.  A lot of places have stopped making Manhattan style clam chowder in favour of New England style clam chowder.

The Beef Bourguignon was a large dish with tons of beef and mashed potatoes.  I really liked the little pearl onions that came with it.  Very hearty and comforting during a rainy day.

Of course, the thing that I was really here for was the Mac n’ Cheese.  You can get it plain but I went with the Macaroni Americano which comes with bacon and peas baked in the dish.

I really liked how the texture of the baked breadcrumb topping contrasted with the soft noodles.  It wasn’t overly cheesy but I think the best way to describe it would be that it seemed very much like a great classic mac n’ cheese.  Some places don’t even use elbow macaroni in their mac n’ cheese.

I would definitely come back to try some of their other comfort foods.  One of the neat things is that they bring your bill out in a little bamboo dim sum steamer.  And they also give you those great little Italian Sperlari Caramellines (bonus!)

Food:  4.5 / 5
Service:  4 / 5

3096 Main Street
Vancouver, BC


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Posted on April 25, 2011, in Casual - burgers and stuff, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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