Saturday, July 5, 2008

Brady's Fish and Chips — #1-50 Burnside Road West — (250) 382-3695

Deluxe Cheeseburger

Tucked away in a Burnside strip-mall is a place with a great feel, but sadly no great burgers to match.

A carpeted dining room and grandmotherly tables and chairs greet you as you walk into Brady's. Walk up to the till and you'll be met with a pleasant "hello" from a young woman wearing a shirt about three times too big for her. You are surprised by her soft vocal tone, and a feeling that she's never negatively judged a person in her life. Will your experience with your burger be as heartwarming and homespun?

Unfortunately for you, the Brady's Deluxe Cheeseburger is not nearly as comforting as the place that produces it.

This burger is probably a cheap eat for a reason: it's not all that good. Imagine a group of Lion's Club BBQ-ers invading your local White Spot, and you'll get an idea of what this burger's like.

The Brady's Deluxe is absolutely swimming in burger relish. The taste of relish almost completely obliterates all other flavours. The patty — floating like a raft on the sea of relish — is not dry, but it is sort of crumbly. The bun is a standard white bun, perhaps a little too hefty for the small pre-fab patty, but not really a point of contention.

I'm not quite sure what makes this burger "deluxe", but my guess is you don't get any toppings whatsoever on the regular cheeseburger. The "deluxe" came with lettuce, and probably some tomato (if I had asked for it). Those toppings put the cost of the "deluxe" at 25 cents more than the regular, and oddly enough they put my lettuce on the bottom bun.

When the processed cheddar (which I genuinely love) is the best part of your burger, you've got a ways to go.

VERDICT: Love the feel of the place, but this burger's not worth the trip.


Gaetano said...

4 bucks! hmmm. i wonder if theres hope for it. just ask for no relish and extra mayo and some bacon. would a little makeover turn this burger around?

dk said...

It would need a major overhaul to be decent.

I'm not sure bacon is available, and a simple absence of relish probably wouldn't do it.

I'm not sure if Friday's still has the $2 burgers on Sundays, but that'd be a much better bet.

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