On the lookout for great burgers. Vancouver, Vancouver Island and beyond.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Hamilton St Grill. Vancouver. A backyard burger.
The Hamilton Street Burger house-ground Certified Angus Beef®, house-smoked bacon, aged cheddar, Kennebec frites, truffle mayonnaise
Sounds good but this is really a backyard burger. Here’s the recipe: Go to Safeway, pick up some ground beef, lettuce tomatoes some bacon, (you don’t have to make your own) while you’re there grab some Portuguese buns from the bakery and head over to your friends backyard or deck. Form meat into patties and place on grill, cook until there is nothing absolutely nothing alive in the burnt patty, meanwhile place the Portuguese bun in the oven and bake until it’s crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside so it will crunch and flake and fall apart once you stat digging in. Now, while the burger is on the BBQ, cut the tomatoes onions and lettuce and place them in the hot sun so that they wilt prior to adding to the burger. Put it all together, call your friends over and see if they will fork out $16 for this work of backyard art.
The Hamilton Street Grill came with such high expectations such big buzz from Foodosophy. They house grind their own meat and are therefore one of the few places in town that will allegedly cook your burger pink in the middle.
Maybe I was expecting something exceptional and maybe I just got something average. My friend also had the burger and together we agreed no more then a 6.5/10, alas it wasn’t just me.
I was hoping for so much more.
Still, I must vent.
Dear Mr. or Ms. Hamilton Street Grill:
It’s nice that your house ground your beef, awesome, but why kill it on the grill? And, why Angus Beef? You realise Angus Beef is a feel good brand? Last time I checked McDonalds and Burger King were serving Angus burgers. Check out Angus beef website, they produce 1.8 million pounds of hormone and steroid injected meat every single day. How about some natural organic beef?
Loose the Portuguese bun, it makes a good sandwich not a good burger. Try making your own bun. Just a thought
Put the tomatoes, onions and lettuce in the burger not on a hot plate. That way they won’t wilt by the time it comes to the table.