We’ve had a rough week… So, what better way to enjoy a sunny Saturday than to go gorge ourselves on burgers in the cool Commercial Drive area to help kick the blues away?
We skipped breakfast, so a big lunch was definitely in order. We had enjoyed burgers at Fets‘ before, and thought this was a good place to get some grub. While the restaurant was pretty empty, we were put all the way at the back at a high-top banquette (did I look as bad as I felt?) but still, we did get fairly attentive service, so it was okay.
We looked over the menus for quite a while, but decided to stick with the original plan of burgers. We also had two coffees to whet/wet our appetite (choosing to forgo the wide assortments of scotch 🙂 ). We put in our order, then tried to avert our eyes from the Poker News Updates that was being shown on TV. I mean, there’s a lot of weird art and stuff on the walls, but for some reason Poker TV is mesmerizing in how bad it is.
I ordered the Swiss Mushroom Burger with fries. I apologize for the incredibly blurry picture – I think my camera focused on the fries at the back 😦 The burgers at Fets’ are really good, hand-made patties with lots of seasoning (in fact, you can buy their Bayoo spice mix – or whatever it’s called – at the front of the restaurant). So, yes, a big, perfectly well seasoned and cooked burger patty on a nicely toasted bun provided an excellent foundation. The swiss cheese wasn’t very strong-flavoured, so it didn’t really add too much other than a gluing property for the mushrooms. But the mushrooms – they were juicy, buttery and still had a toothsome texture. Lettuce, tomato and red onions were all fresh, and the pickle spear was nice and sour. Really though, the mushrooms were the star here.
Chris chose the Stacked Texan Burger which had loads of sauteed onions, cheddar, and crispy bacon. He also commented on how good the burger itself was. I think we might have found our favourit burger in town in fact, so far.
One thing that was a bit disappointing was that the fries weren’t seasoned immediately out of the fryer. They were good, thick-cut fries, so all they needed was a bit of salt and pepper to jazz them up and they would have been perfect.