Burgoo has been on my list of restaurants to visit for a long time. It’s been on my waitlist for so long mainly because I don’t live in that neighbourhood and for good reasons, there’s just so many restaurants on Main Street alone. Well, the gang wanted to meet up and someone decided to chill here. Except it wasn’t very chill on that hot summer Sunday night. I was drenched in sweat the whole time and I had to get extra ice water just so I could roll it all over my face.
The food itself was beyond amazing! It’s one of the best comfort food I’ve had in awhile.
Listed under “Sandwiches”, I had the Dos Diablos. Two grilled, angle cut, house baguette sandwiches with creamy melted white Cheddar with chunks of spicy Chorizo sausage and roasted red pepper. Wow! Literally what my mouth tasted with the first bite. The baguette was just the right crisp. The white cheddar melted every bite. Definitely recommended!
Every sandwich comes with a side of salad or soup. I had the class Caesar.
My fiancée had a roasted free run chicken with bacon, Brie and diced apple with onion jam and Dijon mayonnaise. It is served open faced on a toasted house baguette or make that two. This was almost compared to the one at Earl’s but she thought Earl’s was better. The Kale & Quinoa salad was good, red quinoa; kale; cucumber; cauliflower; pumpkin seeds; dried cranberries and red onion, tossed with lemon and extra virgin olive oil.
A. had the Chunky Chicken Salad. A full portion of mixed greens with free run chicken, tomato, bacon, red onion and shredded Parmesan, tossed in light buttermilk dressing.
Big Guy and UX girl had the Mac & More. I think this is as classic as comfort food could get, but I don’t think many places makes it hearty. Since they both raved about it, I’ll have to try this next time. At Burgoo, they have 2 versions of this. The original macaroni & cheese and what they called “Macaroni & more”. The more is a chock full of aged white Cheddar (deadly), onion, thyme, bacon and peas, then baked with seasoned breadcrumbs.
Overall, I was satisfied with Burgoo. Definitely recommended on my top list of comfort foods. Not sure why it took me this long to come visit. We went to the one on Main St., it’s got a patio for those who like it. But it was just way too hot to be sitting outside with the sun facing west. Though it wasn’t better inside either. Definitely come back and try their other items when it gets a little cooler.
- Park on the side streets (there’s no parking lot, you’re on Main St.)
- Patio Seating
- One of best comfort foods in Vancouver