Relish Gourmet Burgers has been in Canada since 2010 and Vancouver, with two locations, for the last couple of years. Today, I had the burger named “The Great One”.
It has their in-house made 6oz angus beef patty, cheddar cheese, bacon and roasted garlic mayo. I got fresh avocado added on. I always appreciate fresh beef for my burgers and I can tell you this burger was aptly named. It was great ! Just a great beef taste and the toppings were perfect. I can’t wait to go back to either their Commercial Drive location or Davie Street location and try one of their other burgers or one of their monthly specials !
Looking forward to it !
There are so many ways to prepare a hamburger. Over the years, I’ve found out what works and what doesn’t. Here is my ‘recipe’ for the perfect burger…
Whatever meat you choose, fresh is always best.
I always love an 8oz patty.
I like Prime Rib and Angus beef burgers..
Have at least 20% fat in your ground beef (add bacon fat if you like)
Cooked on an open flame is best ! No flat top please !
I don’t like greasy burgers.
Must be real cheddar (I prefer one slice, but shredded is good too).
Please no American Cheese (i.e. processed).
The bun must be big and strong enough to hold the burger; however, you don’t want it to over power the burger. At the same time, you don’t want a bun that falls apart.
This is where it gets very particular. Everyone has different tastes, but here are mine.
I like crispy iceburg lettuce, a couple slices of tomato and fresh avocado (no guacamole, unless it’s made in-house)
If I can’t get avocado, I will get pickles and onions.
Crispy bacon in 2 rows.
For sauces, the standard mayo is good, but something with a little zing is preferable, like maybe a cajun aioli !
If I can’t get avocado, I will get mustard and ketchup.
You don’t want a side to ruin your masterpiece, so don’t use just plain fries. Cut them thick in house, double fry and season to perfection with sea salt. A house-made ketchup will give you bonus stars!
There’s a nice little burger joint in Kitsilano and its called Romers. Romers is a cozy restaurant with nice ambience and its located on busy 4th Avenue, one block west of Burrard Street. Today, I had the Standard burger which is described as “All-natural beef, vine-ripened tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, onion, pickles, R sauce” The R sauce is similar to 1000 Island dressing. I asked for this burger with bacon and cheese and avocado – Unfortunately, they forgot the avocado ! The R sauce didn’t do too much for me; I would prefer a more bolder taste. The bacon was curly and dry – I want my bacon flat and glistening !! The bun was pretty good – it held together fine and tasted okay. The patty was decent – not a whole lot of flavour. Overall, the burger was just okay in my opinion – nothing to write home about. One thing I would like to say is that the servers were very nice and the decor in the restaurant is nice. They have some pretty nifty burger concoctions on their website, so if any of those strike your fancy, check it out – It just may be YOUR favourite burger !