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A&W (South Burnaby): Beyond Meat Burger vs Teen Burger

While I’m not opposed to non-meat burgers per se, I’ve tried many over the years with varying level of success. Generally, the thing that usually turns me off “veggie” burgers is the texture. Recently A&W has been really promoting their “Beyond Meat” burger which they claim is made from 100% plant-based protein. Sounds kinda vague, doesn’t it?
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Red Robin (Guildford Town Centre)

There used to be a time back in the 80’s when going out for gourmet burgers meant heading out to Red Robin. Many of the locations have closed over the years (probably due to the competition nowadays). We were starving and passing by the Guildford area so we stopped by for some grub. The decor in here looks exactly like how all of the other locations looked 25 years ago. Maybe it’s the sameness that some people like.
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Paddlewheeler Neighbourhood Pub

My best way to describe the Paddlewheeler Neighbourhood Pub at the Quay in New West is “old”.  Don’t get me wrong, they have a fairly big patio that overlooks the boardwalk and large screen tvs all over the place but everything about this pub feels a bit tired.  When we stopped to look around at the other patrons, we noticed that we were probably the youngest there by a long shot (and we’re not spring chickens anymore).

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Splitz Grill (Whistler) – Custom Made Burgers

After a long hike in the trails around Lost Lake with Sophie (mental note for future trips: black diamond trails = steep, rocky, and mildly dangerous), we managed to find our way back to Whistler Village and were starving for some lunch.  I had heard of some good things about the Splitz Grill in Vancouver but never tried them out and a custom made burger was sounding pretty good at the moment. Read the rest of this entry

Wally’s Burgers – Second Chances

Last year when I tried to visit Wally’s Burger, I had a really bad experience.  Despite passing by Wally’s Burger whenever I go to  Columbus Restaurant, I’ve never had the desire to try Wally’s Burger until recently.  Fast forward 10 months and I figured that maybe it’s a good time to give them a second chance. Read the rest of this entry

Burger King (Metropolis) – BK “Big” Fish… Not!

There was a time in my youth when I thought Burger King was really good (relatively speaking of course).  Their signature Whopper seemed juicy and their BK Big Fish actually had a huge piece of fish in it.  I suppose times have changed and so have my tastes. Read the rest of this entry

Romer’s Burger Bar (W 4th) – Turducken

No one word evokes so many different feelings than Turducken.  Some people fear it.  Some people are disgusted by it.  And some people lust for it in a way that is mildly inappropriate.

We recently won the August Burger of the Month Contest at Romer’s Burger Bar and were invited by Steve and the rest of the gang at Romer’s to try it out.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with the term, turducken is a dish where you stuff a chicken into a duck which is then stuffed into a turkey.  Insane?  Probably.  Tasty?  Yes please. Read the rest of this entry

A & W (Champlain Square)

The other day I had a craving for a burger and I ran into a bunch of problems with the service at Dairy Queen and Wally’s Burgers.  When I walked into the A&W at Champlain Square, I couldn’t help but notice all of the little things that they do that made a big difference in their level of service. Read the rest of this entry