Sunday, March 27, 2011

Now We're Three Years

Zoo-E-Mama! The Victoria Burger Blog is now three years old! Sure, we barely post anymore—but we're still in the game!

Expect a new Lunchbox Lab review sometime soon. I also plan to hit Mole and Relish sometime in the nearish future.

While you're waiting for fresh Victoria Burger Blog content, check out this newish Vancouver blog. Certainly nice to see the Vancouver Burger blogging scene finally take off.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Christie's Carriage House Pub | 1739 Fort Street | 250.598.5333 | http://members.shaw.ca/christiespub


Crunch Burger
$13



Can we all agree adding chips to a sandwich makes it infinitely better? Toss some Doritos into a ham sandwich and you'll be whistlin' dixie for days. The same is generally true for burgers, although the chip/burger combo becomes much more enjoyable in a BBQ cookout setting.

Despite the lack of charcoal pits and styrofoam cups; the chip infusion is a welcome alteration to the Christie's "Classic" burger as well.

The rippled Lay's give this number a much needed second texture. Take them away and you've got a bun and burger patty that are similarily chewy, and almost indistinguishable from each other texture-wise.

If only they could make that patty stick out a little more: perhaps then this burger may tweak glittering recollections of past chip-sandwich glory. Sadly, as is, there just aren't enough levels of diversity in this baby to make it truly exciting.

VERDICT: Fond childhood memories not quite being teased out by this unit.