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Chances are if you love a good dirty burger than you’ve been to Campagnolo Upstairs on Main Street where Robert Belcham has been serving up one of Vancouver’s “Best Burgers”. These Dirty Burgers were selling out every night. Soon, it rebranded to the Monarch Burger at The American.
The American seats 150 people and offers pinball machines, foosball and a great place to watch the game and have a few drinks.
The menu focus is simple – cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers, poutine, kale caesars, veggie burgers and fries. Beef is aged 45 days and comes from local farmers. Customize your burger with add on options like bacon, fried egg, cheese, fried onions or gravy. The burger is then completed with crisp lettuce, seasoned tomatoes, signature pickles and their “special sauce”.
Our Monarch Burger is completed with double bacon, fried egg and fried onions.
So next time if you are craving a juicy ass burger, come get a Monarch Burger. Feeling healthy, order a kale salad with a garlicky cheese sauce. The leaves are soft and requires minimal chewing. And the fries? Pretty crispy although a tad salty.
Monarch Burger At The American
Cuisine: Burger, Bar
Mon 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
928 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1
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Kitchen On Main is a restaurant with a hidden garden patio that took over the space from Crave on Main. Gone are the days of fried chicken and waffles. Now it is all about all sorts of balls – meatballs that is. Kitchen On Main is within walking distance to neighbor restaurants Nomad, The Acorn, and Sushi Mania Japanese Restaurant.
Chef Uli Schnur and Herschel Miedzygorski focus on presenting metro Vancouver with unique meatballs: beef, chicken, lamb, poke, ruben and kale with quinoa. There is something for everyone. There is even meatballs egg benedict.
We were invited to sample some of their heavy hitters during a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver. We took a seat in the hidden garden patio, away from the busyness of Main Street. If you are driving by you probably wouldn’t even know it exists. Perhaps you would think the tiny counter of “heated seats” was what they offered. There are around 10 tables in the garden patio filled with umbrellas, flowers, etc.
Goat Cheese Balls 9: with herb infused honey.
Sliders 9: choice of classic beef, lamb and chorizo, chicken or veggie balls with a choice of sauces like fire roasted tomato, mushroom cream, parmesan cheese or pesto.
Salsiccia 18: this was our favorite of all the dishes. Served with apple in a creamy tomato sauce tossed with gnocchi.
Chicken Balls 16: served in a creamy pesto sauce. The presto sauce was pretty tasty.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich 7: not too sweet with a chewy chocolate cookie
Homemade Cheesecake 7: today’s special was a chocolate mixed berry base. An interesting take on chocolate cake.
More Info on Kitchen On Main:
Chef Uli Schnur’s road to his latest restaurant adventure started in Germany, and an apprenticeship at a Michelin 3-star hotel. International kitchen and restaurant exposure followed, at Michelin 1 and 2 star restaurants throughout Europe.
In 1989 he moved to Whistler and was executive chef for Settebello and Umberto restaurants. In 1992 & 2003 he opened Flipside and Casa Restaurant respectively.
Herschel Miedzygorski, a Vancouver businessman, opened Harry’s in 1995, a famed Robson Street hangout and later Harry’s Diner on Pender Street. His first restaurant opened in 1984 with Southside Deli in Whistler, where he and Uli first met. Now the two have partnered once again at Kitchen on Main St.
Kitchen on Main
Cuisine: American, Meatball
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
3941 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2
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It was our first night in San Francisco and we had already planned to visit Tyler Florence’s flagship restaurant. Wayfare Tavern San Francisco was booked weeks ahead via Open Table. We strongly suggest making reservations for Wayfare Tavern. It is located in the Financial District and can get super busy – even on a school night!
If you are ever stuck waiting for a table and the bar is full – pop over to Wexler or Irish Times for a pre-drink and than come back. The atmosphere inside is cozy, rustic, and filled with old school charms. Exposed brick walls, wooden tables and an open kitchen with bar seats was inviting and very entertaining.
We were seated in an intimate corner with some privacy and close enough to some kitchen action. As we watched Deviled Eggs (most popular item), Seared Octopus, Butter Lettuce Salad poured out meticulously, we secretly wonder if anyone would notice if we stole a bite here and there…
Seared Octopus 15: Tender octopuses, scallion, linguica, hollandaise, cippolini onion were filled with robust bbq flavors from the grill.
The Chicken Liver Pate made with saba balsamic jelly and arugula was sold out. Our server suggested the French Fried Oysters 12! Lightly breaded, plump juicy oysters were a close resemblance to the deep fried cauliflowers and served with tartar sauce, shaved cauliflower, lemon juice.
Wayfare Burger “Le Grand” 19 + sunny side up Petaluma egg 2: The patty is made from grass-fed proprietary grind, served with Marin brie, roasted onion, smoked bacon, and brîoche.
We felt dirty eating this. But we couldn’t put this Egg Slut down. As the yolk oozed and enveloped each bite, I was scared.
Please don’t send me to the principal’s office! I will be good tomorrow and drink some organic cold press juices. I will go for a morning run and do a juice cleanse when I get home. Promise! (Fingers crossed)
Our visions blurred as we tried to finish another hot-fresh-out-from-the-over Yorkshire Popovers… I don’t quite remember what happened the rest of the night. Excuse my food coma!
Wayfare Tavern San Francisco
Cuisine: American, Traditional
Mon 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
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