Sherman's Food Adventures: The Pink Bicycle

The Pink Bicycle

Only a few stores down from our previous nights dinner at Menbow, we ended up having lunch at The Pink Bicycle the next day.  Featured on "You Gotta Eat Here!", this was not the reason we picked the place.  Rather, we just wanted some good burgers that didn't belong to a chain restaurant or fast food joint.  With that in mind, the prices at The Pink Bicycle do reflect its "gourmet" burger persona (mind you, the proteins are top notch).  The place ain't fancy, but we don't care about that.  The food does the talking.

My son went for the basic Pink Bike Cheeseburger with naturally raised, grass-fed premium BC Beef topped with smoked cheddar & Pink Bike sauce.  This was fully loaded burger with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and onions.  The nicely charred meat patty was large and thick easily filling up all the way to the edge of the bun.  It was on the leaner side, so it wasn't juicy per se, but it wasn't dry either.  He decided to sub his fries for Fried Mac n' Cheese Sticks which were humongous - really crispy and full of sharp cheddar flavour.  For my daughter, she had the Seared Ahi Tuna Burger featuring toasted sesame seed crusted Ahi tuna seared rare, topped with a ginger sesame slaw & wasabi mayo.  Again, there was more than enough tuna to fill every bite and it was indeed rare being tender.  The wasabi mayo was mild while the slaw provided crunch with a strong sesame oil hit.

For myself, I had the Blue Cheese Lamb Burger with local organic lamb infused with savory rosemary apricot pesto and topped with blue cheese & zesty lime mayo.  This was a flavour bomb as the flavourful lamb was further enhanced with the tangy sharpness of the ample blue cheese.  I didn't get too much of the pesto, but it was definitely there.  The side of truffle fries were really crunchy (almost like crisps) with a balanced hint of truffle oil.  Viv decided on the BBQ Bison Burger with free-range bison topped with smoked cheddar cheese & homemade pink bike barbeque sauce.  This was lean as expected with a smoky char.  The BBQ sauce was lightly smoky, tangy and sweet.  Adding to the smokiness was the cheddar cheese.  In the end, we enjoyed the burgers at Pink Bicycle, but weren't sure if they were necessarily awesome.  Maybe unrealistic expectations?  Whatever the case, still a solid place nonetheless.

The Good:
- Quality meat prepared properly
- Impactful flavours
- Friendly service

The Bad:
- Pricey
- Bun was a bit generic


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