Bus: STM 10, 18
Visit: May 10, 2011
From what I know, this restaurant opened up very recently. Me, being eager to try everything, jumped at the chance to see what Beaubien street had to offer. The service at the beginning was extremely slow, but picked up as the meal progressed. Despite the lagging nature of service, the server was quite cordial. The unique feature of this particular day was the fact that I ate next to a completely open window. On a warm day, it might be nice, but this was not exactly that. In fact, the wind had a lot to say in the running of the restaurant.
This burger contains lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayo, cheese, and bacon.
This burger has nearly all the ingredients I’d put in a burger. The taste is actually quite good. The problem is that I can’t get over the one very big setback, the bun. Usually, I have problems with bottom buns, but this was not the case. It was the top bun that was very finicky. It’s not so much that it fell apart, but that is was very flaky. The flakiness of the top bun made it very difficult to grasp and enjoy what was supposed to be a good burger. If that bun was different, this would be a major contender for a top burger in this city.
Poutine w/soft cheddar
This looks like any other poutine with the exception of the french fries. These are french fries using sweet potatoes, which gives it the orange NDP-like color. I’ve never had a poutine using this type of potato before and I didn’t know what to expect. The first thing you’ll notice is that the taste is completely different. It’s not off-putting, but somewhat pleasant. The little drawback was that the sauce looked like a porridge at the bottom of that bowl. All in all, a good taste that is a worthy side dish to the burger.