Romer’s Burger (Kitsilano, on 4th Avenue)
I try hard to make it to my good friends’ birthdays, but sometimes for one reason or another, that doesn’t work. So I always make at least a serious attempt at spending quality time with them on a one-on-one basis. This is the case with my friend Chris Walts, whom as you know, celebrated his birthday recently.
I was away on Vancouver Island on a writing retreat so I didn’t celebrate him on the actual day of his birthday. But we did end up going to Romer’s Burger this week because I had heard a lot about it and I wanted to try it. While I arrived a bit late and thus have no idea how good the service was before I got there, once I was there, we did get our food fairly promptly.
I ordered a SoCal Turkey Burger (Fraser Valley turkey, fresh-sliced avocado, Soleggiati tomatoes, organic watercress, red onion, orange mayo, $10) and Chris ordered a Green Chili Chicken Cheddar Burger (Lemon griddled free-run chicken breast, house-made green chili sauce, fresh avocado, minced red onion, plenty of cheddar, Habanero Pepper Verdelait, $12). To share, we ordered a basket of fries with 2 dips (aioli mayo and chipotle mayo).
I loved the fact that our fries seemed to have been dipped in garlic oil and freshly cut garlic. Chris is a bit more of a fries snob so he wasn’t all that impressed.
Overall, the food at Romer’s Burger is definitely delicious. I would totally come back for a burger any time (in fact, I am SO taking JT there for dinner next time we are supposed to be going out).
Disclosure: I paid for Chris and my dinner at Romer’s Burger on my own dime.