Finding late night places to eat is not as easy as one would think. Considering that we would like to avoid places such as Knight & Day and Denny's, the options start to dwindle. In fact, Milhouse, Lionel Hutz and I recently visited K&D (due to my bad judgement...) and Lionel had the Hulk Burger. Let's just say he had an "upsetting" reaction to the burger which ironically turned him green... So with that fresh in our minds, we attempted to exorcise it with a visit to Cannibal Cafe.
I had the BBQ Kimchi Burger which was loaded high with a fresh 6 oz patty, fried coriander, kimchi and tomato. Although the brioche bun wasn't exactly soft, the amount of moisture made up for it. I asked for my burger to be done medium and it was more like well. But it was only a touch dry, yet sported a nice char on the outside. My side of Poutine was more like melted cheese fries as there was only a modest amount of gravy. Hence, I didn't get a really good handle on it, however, the fries were plenty salted. I did like them on their own as they were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Lionel Hutz had the Montreal Smoked Meat Burger. Again, his burger was done a bit more than his liking, yet it wasn't dry. Naturally, with smoked meat, it added another layer of flavour (more saltiness) to the burger. His side of Onion Rings were pretty darn good. Although on the greasier side, these large rings were super crunchy and flavourful on their own.
Milhouse opted for the The Big Blue consisting of a blue cheese-stuffed patty, onion ring, horseradish mayo and more blue cheese. Although the burger wasn't hurting for flavour, he thought it wasn't as impactful as the ingredients suggested. His side of Mac n' Cheese was really saucy rather than cheesey. I'm sure there was a good amount of cheese used as we could clearly see it, but maybe it needed to be sharper or maybe some more seasoning such as mustard powder and/or Worchestershire sauce was needed. Lastly, Gordo had the American Classic with the usual standard toppings. He liked his burger as it was relatively moist and meaty tasting. His side of Yam Fries were not exactly that crisp and in fact, some were undercooked. He also got an Strawberry Milkshake which was a bit disappointing as it was thin and overly sweet. As you can probably ascertain, there were some aspects of our meal that we liked and other parts that were not-that-good. I liked the burger patty itself as it was moist and flavourful. If they could work on some of the sides and the milkshake, there is potential here.
- Flavourful and moist burger patties
- Decent service
- Nice vibe
- Sides could be better
- Milkshake too thin