The Chain


First burger in Calgary comes by chance. Earl’s for dinner with the fam. On the way my uncle tells me they are known for their burgers. When I get there, this ad is staring me in the face. How can I say no?

Nice picture. The burger looks crazy. Gigantic. The menu says it’s a ‘half-pound patty topped with beer battered onion rings, roasted garlic aioli, red pepper relish, aged white cheddar and rocket greens on a toasted sesame seed burger bun made from scratch every day.’ But it’s an ad. Someone paid well to make sure that burger looked that great. Nerves set in.

When the burger arrived, I was impressed. The picture did it justice. The burger was literally 5 inches tall. With 3 onion rings, 2 sauces, 1 slice of cheese and some lettuce, there is plenty of room for error, but the Bronx tasted good. It has the right combination of tang, garlic, greese and onion on a burger. The ‘side in the sandwich’ is a good thing, and the fresh bun was a nice touch. The burger itself was ok – a good crust, but a little thin.

A good experience, but not exactly religious.

3.5

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