Abigail’s Party enters the “Brotherhood of Bacon”

I’ve been to and blogged about Abigail’s Party in Kits before but they get a super special second post. Why you ask? Because there isn’t a better “great food vs. everyday budget” restaurant in the city and because it’s my blog and I can post whatever I want. Also my last post had absolutely terrible pictures due to an inferior phone…

Thankfully I have emerged from the dark ages and just in time to add Abigail’s Party to the list of “Brotherhood of Bacon” approved eateries. The dish in question is their Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with house made “tater tots” a nice squash puree and green beans. The meatloaf is amazing, dense, rich, well seasoned and of course wrapped in the world most amazing meat product, smoky salty delicious bacon. The Brotherhood of Bacon, aka Dennis Pang and I, approve this dish. Also anyone else who wants to be in the brotherhood just let us know, we welcome all bacon lovers. The tater tots are great too!

Now what would be the perfect side for this meaty journey to flavor town? Why Mac and Cheese of course! This is the mac and cheese you wish you could make, aged cheddar being the key to it’s sharp, rich goodness. So there you have it, bacon, cheese, tater tots, meat loaf and all done to perfection. Abigail’s Party is the real deal, amazing food, great atmosphere, wonderful service and nothing on the menu over $21… Other restaurants, feel free to take notes. The Steak Frites are out of this world as is their burger.  Head down to 1685 Yew St. and see for yourself.

Scott.

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Nimby Burger

NIMBY, an acronym for Not In My Back Yard, is a term used to describe people who oppose and change in their immediate vicinity. Having spent a number of years as a manager at Home Depot and Best Buy in my 20’s I am all too familiar with the NIMBY crowd. Nimby Burger resides in NIMBY central, also know as Kitsalano, at Cornwall and Yew. A throwback to the classic beach side burger stand, NIMBY is a walk up take out window on the side of Local Public Eatery, Serving only burgers, fries, milk shakes and cold drinks.

 

With a simple menu like this I was expecting great things from this cool little burger stand, so with that in mind I decided on the Dooblay, a double burger with double cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato and house made secret sauce. I backed that up with fries and a chocolate shake. The burger is made to order and isn’t sitting around before you get there, I can verify this as I saw them fire it on the griddle just after I ordered. The verdict? It was good, not overwhelmingly good though. I was honestly expecting fireworks given the burger only menu. The patties were quite thin so I’m glad I ordered a double. I think I was expecting something more like Five Guys and sadly this didn’t come close. Don’t get me wrong it was a tasty burger but I think that it could be so much more with a little tweak to the meat size and toppings available. Thankfully the fries and the milkshake were there to save the burger!

 

The fries are hand cut, as you can see in the picture to the left, and are shoestring which is not the norm for hand cut fries. These fries are so simple yet so good, just salted with no crazy seasoning. They were cook very well and were very hot and fresh. They are worth a return trip along with the milkshake, which was chocolate of course. This is a “real” milk shake made from real icecream and it’s damn good. they have 3 flavors, chocolate, vanilla  and strawberry, which means they only have 2 flavors because strawberry milkshakes are gross, right Rochelle?

Nimby Burger is only open for the rest of the Labor Day long weekend so if you want some beach side burger action and some good fries and a tasty shake get your butts down to Kits Beach for some summer goodness. Fear not though, they will be back next summer and their menu is available at Local on the Late Night Menu year round.

Scott.