Sherman's Food Adventures: Bin 4 Burger Lounge

Bin 4 Burger Lounge

You'd think after a filling brunch at the infamous (yes, I meant to use that word) Jam Cafe and then a "not-so-light" meal at John's Place, we were yearning for salad or something...  Well you have clearly underestimated our eating prowess.  Originally, we were to go for brunch once again at the Blue Fox Cafe, but it was not to be as the lineup was worse than Jam.  Therefore, we had to go to Plan B, which did not include anything green and leafy (unless it was in a burger).  Hence, we walked a few blocks to Bin 4 Burger Lounge to get those leafy greens, along with meat and fries...

I had the Minted Lamb featuring eggplant & tomato relish, Ermite blue cheese, mint pistou, roasted garlic aioli, butter lettuce and red onion. I gotta say this was tasty.  The lamb patty was fully cooked, yet at the same time, juicy and tender.  It wasn't particularly gamy, yet it wasn't bland either.  There was a natural meat flavour enhanced by the mint on top as well as the cheese.  I found the fries to be lightly crispy, but with a few soggy ones.  They were still good though and the truffle dip was plenty impactful without being overwhelming.  From something creative to the regular, we had the Heritage served plain.  Not very exciting, but at the very least, we could get the natural beef flavour from the well-charred but still moist patty.  This sported BBQ sauce on the side for the fries.

Seeing how we missed out on brunch, it was still possible at Bin 4 with the Breakfast Club.  This consisted of 63 Acres premium BC pork & chorizo, fried egg, Hertel's bacon, house made roasted jalapeno guacamole, roasted garlic aioli, 5 yr cheddar, butter lettuce, tomato and red onion.  This was a hearty concoction where the pork & chorizo patty was juicy with a salty spiciness.  The sharp cheddar and condiments added layers of flavour and of course the runny egg made things messy.  From fatty to lean, the Bison Burner sported 5 year aged cheddar, crispy fried onions, house made lime and tomatillo hot sauce, jalapeno aioli, butter lettuce and tomato.  Although the bison was indeed lean, it was not dry.  Furthermore, the tomatillo and aioli added moisture as well as a tangy spice.

Lastly, the Bistro consisted of Rossdown Farms free run chicken breast, Hertel's bacon, brie cheese, balsamic onion jam, roasted garlic aioli, butter lettuce and tomato.  Once again, the meat was still tender despite being chicken breast.  As you can clearly see, they didn't skimp on the creamy brie so it was a hearty burger, especially with the bacon on top.  The brioche bun was light, yet stayed intact.  On the side was some spiced potato chips with curry aioli.  Despite being a side, the chips and fries along with the many dip options were just as good as the burgers.  It's not cheap, but considering the quality and execution, it was worth it.

The Good:
- Well-executed proteins
- Don't skimp on the toppings
- Love the dip options

The Bad:
- Won't come cheaply, but not expensive for what you get


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