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Oakwood burger Vancouver

grayelf | Aug 21, 201107:43 PM

I had heard you could get your burger cooked to order at this new Kits place. An early dinner foray a week and a half ago proved disappointing, however. The room is quite lovely and inviting (see bad pix below for an idea) and the service was welcoming. The burger, however, was not to my taste. It was served medium at my server's suggestion, which felt overcooked to me. The meat was quite bland, with no char or anything. I believe it was ground shoulder. Tomatoes were not top quality, light pink in colour with no flavour. I wasn't a fan of the sweet pickles they used but that was easily remedied by removing them. And the alfalfa sprouts just melded with the shredded deep fried onions on top into a soggy mass that infiltrated the bun, very quickly causing a serious structural integrity breach. This meltdown might be mitigated if the bun were toasted rather than served cold. The poppy seeds on what I gather is a bun made in house daily were also stale which left a bad taste later, if you know what I mean. The fries were rather listless, no crunch despite the dark colour so maybe the fryer was not up to full steam. I am sad about this burger bust as this place is very near me and has quite a nifty selection of decent local suds on tap, plus Guinness. I am hoping to hear from other Hounds that this was a one off. For $16, I need a little more satisfaction :-)

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