Earls (Lougheed): Bridge Park
I’ve always thought that the Earls located on Lougheed Hwy in Burnaby was in a strange spot. It seems to be stuck in a little nook that doesn’t get a lot of traffic. I guess that’s why it never seems busy when we visit. Either that, or we’re fortunate to avoid the rush.
Lighting is a bit dim in the bar area… wish they had more natural light. Anyhoo… I started with the Passion Fruit Soda. I’m still looking to find a place to buy passion fruit cordial… anybody?
I opted for the Fried Egg Sandwich ($13.00) which comes with cheddar cheese, caramelized lemon aioli, tomato, and bacon on grilled sourdough bread. Make no mistake, this sandwich is on the greasy side. There’s no way you can keep your fingers grease-free unless you knife-and-fork it. Still, the sandwich itself was good. But you know what was better? The potatoes were perfect! They had a nice crunch all around each piece yet it was still soft on the inside. Such a simple thing to ask for yet so many places can’t get it right.
We also tried the Korean Hot Wings ($12.25) in a spicy red pepper glaze with fried onions, fresh chillies, and cilantro. I wouldn’t necessarily consider these as “Korean” but they were okay with a small amount of heat to the wings.
The dining area has a bit more natural light so I might want to try eating in that section on our next visit.
We actually did come back and sat in the regular dining area but the lighting was still quite poor at our table. Here is their Passion Fruit Limeade ($5) and Cucumber Mule ($5). The main difference is that the first contains passion fruit with mint and fresh lime juice whereas the second contains cucumber, ginger, lime juice and soda… cool copper mug by the way.
Leroy’s Crispy Ribs are pretty good but I always wind up having salt and pepper stuck in my teeth afterwards.
The Chicken, Brie, and Fig Sandwich was a bit messy to eat as the filling kept falling out. The roasted apple slices added a bit of sweetness to this sandwich, along with the fig jam. Loved the fries too.
On a subsequent revisit, we were treated to some complimentary beignets that were dusted with cinnamon. Who doesn’t love warm, pillowy-soft beignets?
Since it was brunch time, I opted for the Avocado Super Brunch ($14) with two poached eggs, smashed avocado, olive oil and tomatoes, radish, spicy sriracha, toasted hemp seeds on a grilled baguette with a side of field greens.
Man, they weren’t kidding when they said this was a “super brunch”! We paired our brunch with a Cucumber Mule ($5) with cucumber, ginger, lime, and soda as well as a Passion Fruit Limeade ($5).
We also ordered the Fried Chicken + Waffles ($14.50) with buttermilk marinated chicken and a sweet & sour drizzle. The waffles were a bit denser than I’d prefer but the chicken was okay. Given that it was marinated in buttermilk, I was expecting the chicken to have a bigger crunch.
Overall, Earl’s is a fairly good chain restaurant. I just wish this location had better lighting.
3850 Lougheed Hwy
Posted on December 16, 2017, in Casual - burgers and stuff, Restaurant Review and tagged Beignet, Burnaby, Chicken Wings, Crispy Ribs, Food, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Fried Egg Sandwich, Fried Potatoes, restaurant review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.