Royal Red Robin Burger
First off I need to apologise for the crap quality of some of the photos on this site. Sometimes you're trying to snag a quick burger pic, and it ends up coming out not so hot.
Now that we've got that out of the way: on to the review! Red Robin was voted Victoria's number one burger spot by the Victoria News readers last year (new list out in June). Although the readers of the Victoria News don't know shit, and their top burgers list was an absolute farce, I do enjoy Red Robin a fair bit. Processed cheese, meat that's just a little salty, and a semi-sweet bun go rather well together. The problem with this burger is a fried egg without a runny yolk. There's no point in having a fried egg on a burger if the yolk is solid. I love when the yolk explodes overtop of the beef, and cascades down until it is married to the other condiments.
Despite the improperly prepared fried egg (in my opinion) Red Robin continues to be a pleasant experience. You know in Fast Times At Ridgemont High when Judge Reinhold describes All American Burger as not fast food, but good food quickly (or something like that)? Well that about sums up Red Robin: pleasant, but nothing to write home about. Alex "my dad went to Costa Rica and all I got was this Iguana t-shirt" Fachler gives it a smile and some thumbs.