This is a burger that comes highly recommended by readers and randoms. Often when a local burger receives accolades it's because someone's life partner is the grill cook at the restuarant, or it's the only burger the person is aware of that doesn't use a frozen patty. Sometimes (in the case of Heckler's Bar and Grill) the readers will tip us off to a hidden treat. That's not the case with Maude's though.
The flame-grilled nature of this patty is certainly appreciated, but I can't get behind anything else it stands for. Like freckles on a ginger, little green sprigs of something are liberally sprinkled throughout the patty. The flavour of the sprigs completely overwhelms here and highlights a certain level of pretention that is prevalent in a number of local burger packages. A word of advice to these places: non-essential burger spices are not exotic or impressive, and they rarely enhance the flavour of your beef. Stop clowning around and just cut this shit out ok?
Aside from the patty there's nothing much else to mention here. You've got a decent sesame seed kaiser, the regular vege mix, and some chipotle mayo: we've seen it all before, and it's not backing up anything too remarkable. If this burger was a baseball team it would be the L.A. Dodgers: looking to impress with a bit of a sideshow, but not likely to win a pennant anytime soon.
VERDICT: Better than your average Victoria burger, but suffers significantly from experimentation.