Joey Burnaby – Double Crown Burger
What are the two things that you can always count on when you go to a Joey Restaurant? The food’s going to be good and the waitresses will be well dressed (not that I’m one to notice that last part)… have to be careful here… my wife reads this blog (or so she tells me).
Anyhoo, back to the food. Joey has a good selection of drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Their Peach Bellini comes with an actual peach slice on top of the slushy concoction while their Raspberry Burst had just the right amount of tartness to it.
We were first introduced to the Earth and Surf Calamari on a visit to Joey Broadway last year. I like how the dish comes with veggies and the spicy aioli dip makes the perfect dipping sauce.
We had the Sushi Cones the last time we came to Joey Burnaby and we couldn’t resist ordering these yummy creations of prawn tempura, avocado, cucumber, daikon radish sprouts and toasted sesame covered rice again. Plus, the wrappers are way easier to bite through than nori.
The Gyozas were pretty plump and tasty but I think it would have been better if they served them with the sauce on the side.
The Double Crown Burger comes served on a sesame bun with both jack and cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickled jalepeño peppers and a hot sauce that builds in heat the more you eat it. My only complaint with this burger is that it’s very difficult to eat without making a mess… I actually had to knife-and-fork it after the first bite. I decided to substitute for yam fries for an extra $1.49.
Don’t be fooled, the Lunch Rotisserie Chicken comes with plenty of slow roasted and spice rubbed chicken along with a delicious cole slaw and skinny fries. I actually preferred the skinny fries over the yam fries that I ordered.
No visit to a Joey restaurant would be complete without their Pumpkin Spiced Mini Donuts. Usually, they bring the donuts out in a brown paper bag, shake it up vigorously at the table, and then pour them out into the bowl. I was a bit disappointed that our server didn’t really shake up the bag and it resulted in the mini donuts not being coated as well as they normally do. Still, if you like Timbits, these will blow you away!
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
1899 Rosser Avenue South