Friday, January 21, 2011

"The Burger" Scene 1: The TBR

This will be the first of hopefully many, burger reviews on the Iron Donkeys blog. I'm a big fan of a good burger and unfortunately it seems they are a rare breed around these parts. Oddly enough, a pretty decent burger can be found just minutes from my home at the Timberlea Beverage Room, aka the TBR.
I have had their burger a couple times in the past and they have always been enjoyable so I figured it would make a great start to my burger reviews on the blog. The menu keeps it simple with three burger options; no cheese, cheese, and cheese and bacon. This time I went for the classic cheeseburger (though I'm sure the addition of some fried pork fat couldn't hurt) which is a bargain at $6.29 with fries. I ordered it with the works (ketchup, mustard, relish, tomato, lettuce, and onions) and was offered the option of grilled onioins. I jumped on that.. SO much better than raw.

This is what showed up... pretty good looking burger visually for a little more than $6!  Some obvservations right away.  Hand formed patty is a must for a good burger, cooked on a griddle (my preference).  Cheese could have been melted a bit more.  Tomatoes look pretty sad but it is the middle of winter so not too bad.

Cut shot.. always need the cut shot.  Burger was nice and juicy (you would think this would be common for a burger.. nope!).  Relish and onions on the bottom.  Bottom half of the bun was compressed pretty good but this is typical, didn't take away from the experiance (didn't fall apart for example).  Could have used some more onions as well, but you could taste the great grilled onion flavour and they add a lot to the burger.

Overall, good taste with a good amount of juice.  Not the ulimate burger but a good reliable burger at a great price.  I'm not going to 'rate' the burgers in my reviews (scale of 1 to 5 for example).  I think a good description is plenty to get a feel for a good burger. 

PS:  You might have noticed the chicken wings in the background.  The TBR has great wings that are on special frequently for 40c wing (not cheap but you pay for the quality).  Not greasy, great batter.  Maybe I'll review wings on the blog too!


1 comment:

  1. We did notice the wings in the background!

    Tim, you can always spy a good bargain! That burger did look delicious.