Romer’s Burger Bar: What’s in a Name?
While we’ve been to Romer’s Burger many times in the past, it’s been quite a while since we last visited. Their location in SE Vancouver has been around for quite some time but now, with all of the development on the Fraser Flats, getting here and finding parking can be a headache.
In any case, we made the trek over and found one of the last few parking spaces available in their lot (and it was barely 5pm when we visited). Now, you would expect that we’d order a burger while we were here given their name but we weren’t really in the mood for a burger and wanted to try some of their other offerings.
With a name like Voodoo Meatballs ($10.95) and with a description which states that it comes with “wicked voodoo sauce”, you’d not be faulted with expecting this dish to be seriously spicy. However, as our (somewhat overly-friendly) waiter explained, it wasn’t spicy at all and they just used the work “wicked” to say it was a really good sauce. The spiced pork and beef meatballs turned out okay… definitely not spicy though.
We also ordered their Pickle Jar ($5.95) with house-brined pickled and crushed red chilies and Brussels Sprouts ($9.95) with Parmigiano-Reggiano. These items were both spot on and descriptionally accurate. Best dish of the night was the caramelized Brussels sprouts.
I opted for the To Die For Mac Cheese ($13.95 + $2.95 for chorizo sausage). As with the meatballs, the name of this dish was a bit overly exaggerated. I had high expectations for this dish but was underwhelmed with the luke-warm temperature that it was served at. While it was quite cheesy, the temperature really threw things off. We decided to bring most of this dish home and, when we reheated it, it was better… still not “to die for” but at least enjoyable.
While I was a bit disappointed with this last visit, I do have fond memories of their unique burger offerings so I might just stick to those items instead of going with their non-burger items.
8683 Kerr Street
Posted on May 21, 2019, in Casual - burgers and stuff, Restaurant Review and tagged Brussels Sprouts, Food, Mac and Cheese, Meatballs, restaurant review, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.