Bimo Burger Stand, formerly known as JV's, is a bit of an Esquimalt institution (I'm sure many a special family moment has been shared over a Bimo burger).
So is Bimo strictly a family affair, or can a single guy enjoy their digs as well?
The Bimo burger benefits from a classic condiment and toppings mix. Shredded lettuce and mayo on top, mustard and chopped onion on the bottom. The toppings are fresh, the bacon is crisp, and the kaiser bun a fitting match.
Bimo offers up a burger that is on-par with some of your higher quality fast-food offerings, but also suffers from the same shortcomings. Ignoring the lessons learned by Fairfield Fish and Chips, and other formerly freezer happy burger-flippers, Bimo dishes up a pre-frozen patty. The patty is incredibly chewy, and diminishes the nostalgic noshing experience that is felt when visiting a burger stand. A switch to never-frozen could really round this place out, and enshrine it's place in Esquimalt folklore.
VERDICT: They do a good job masking the shortcomings of their patty, but fall short of being a classic burger stand.