Unless you are willing to brave these windy, rainy, and chilly nights out on your patio, the BBQ season seems to be officially over. But don’t despair. You can still grab a juicy burger from one of these great restaurants, right here in Kitsilano.
Most of us are quite familiar with this kid-friendly retro diner on West Broadway. The interior is all 1950s with checkered flooring, minty blue booths, and there’s even a jukebox. The menu is simple – burgers, fries, and shakes. But they do all three of these things really well. Burgers are hand formed from a single cut of quality steak, fries are made to order, and those shakes are addictively rich and sweet. Price is right too: $11.45 for a burger platter with fries.
For a vegetarian option, the No Bull Burger from Tera V Burger is the perfect choice. Even meat-lovers will appreciate this one. It’s juicy, filling, and has lots of that umami flavour. It looks good too, with melted cheese, fresh local veggies, and a whole wheat fluffy bun. Add some baked yam fries and a drink for a total of about $13.
3. White Spot
Serving burgers since 1928, this restaurant is a consistent favourite amongst the young (Pirate Paks!) and the not-so-young (The Spot Traditional Breakfast). White Spot’s Legendary Burger comes topped with that famous Triple “O” sauce, and a side of creamy coleslaw and endless fries. All of that plus a soft drink for $11.99. Oh and the West Broadway location has a fun drive-in service.
Located on Cornwall Ave, Vera’s is a local chain that started off as a beach concession stand at Dundarave Pier in West Vancouver in the late 1970s. Their Natural Burger ($10.50) is made with naturally raised Canadian beef and is topped with the usual suspects. Make it a combo for an extra $5. Vera’s offers a lot of add-ons for your burger too, including house made chili and fried eggs.
For gourmet burgers, the polished-looking Romer’s on West 4th hits the mark. The Man’s Man Burger for $12.95 is excellent. Made with natural local beef and topped with maple smoked bacon, amber ale cheddar, onion strings, and smoked alder salts (is that considered a topping?). Enjoy with a 3 Beer Sampler for an additional $6.
Last modified: May 28, 2017
I’ve been enjoying the West End Bikram stduio on a Groupon and was thinking of purchasing an unlimited membership. The manager who reduced the West End schedule, however, has made two errors in logic:1. one of the best things about Bikram is that it teaches discipline. It’s always been difficult for me to stick to a workout regimen, but taking Bikram classes is both inspiring me to stick with it and giving me more mental focus to do so. The problem with the new schedule of reduced classes, however, is that it challenges my newfound commitment. It is hard enough for me to retain the discipline, but for the yoga stduio to make it harder to retain it by removing classes is inflammatory and counterproductive. Personally, I like the 7 pm weekend classes, and in the summer I am happy to spend a few hours outside and then take the class. I’m also sympathetic to the other posters who like to get their yoga done in the morning and then spend the rest of the day enjoying the summer weather. So the stduio’s new schedule is impeding my progress and commitment. That does not inspire me to buy a membership.2. The top-down schedule policy was clearly done without consulting West End yogis. One of the central tenets of yoga is that that we all work together to improve our poses and gain positive energy and encouragement from each other. We want each other to be well the connotation of Namaste. The stduio’s reduction of classes impedes that process, and the method of imposing the paltry new schedule contradicts this fundamental principle of yoga.It would certainly show greatness of mind if the manager who imposed the new schedule realized the error and fixed it. I do hope that will be the happy outcome.