Monthly Archives: September 2015

Winner Winner – Burger Dinner

Burger          Shake
JC                 36                47

Dan               38                46

Mike              36                43

Avg               36.7           45.3

Total Cumulative Avg: 82/100
WINNER!!!!

Review:

I had been sweating over my decision the last 2 weeks trying to decide where to go. Having the collective weight of this fine city’s desire for delicious burgers and shakes on our shoulders can be stressful. I also only want the best for my co-founding compatriots.
I had finally decided to go with a full court press of Dairy Queen burger and shake (thanks to the gentle urging of my understanding wife)
We arrived at Dairy Queen and during our lunch hour we basically had lunch with a show. Rambling Dave all but made love to his car in the Esso car wash parking lot for the better part of an hour as we ate our meal

Our burger choice was the ½ pound bacon cheeseburger.
The burger overall was pretty good. The bun was average and the burger was a little dry but after the discovery of 2 different types of cheese by Danny Y we realized the burger was definitely above average.
Jason being worried about his numerous upcoming medical procedures failed to find 2 cheeses on his burger which put him in a huff. Technically he was not huffing as his deviated septum would not allow such an action so he settled for a snort.

Avg Score: 36.7/50

We went for another go around through the drive thru of DQ just as Ramblin Dave was cleaning out the keyhole to his trunk across the parking lot.
The shake choices were limited to the basic 3 with another 3 or 4 choices on top which was more than enough for us. We all chose our go to, Chocolate and with uncertainty in my voice requested extra thick which was met from the angelic drive thru voice with a resounding “Of course!”
Once up to the window we were offered the choice of whip cream and a cherry which was a nice personal touch on the part of the DQ shake mistress.
After getting our shakes we pulled back into the same spot to again watch Dave caress his G5 with the care a parent would wash a newborn baby.
We were not only thrilled with the taste of our shakes but the thickness was off the charts!
Our straws could barely handle the suction. The shakes stayed cold and thick longer than we could have hoped for.
Not only was the DQ shake the best drive thru round shake it is near the top for all shakes consumed to this point in our long and eventful journey
Overall the Dairy Queen meal was enjoyable with the shake being absolutely fantastic.
“It’s not fast food , it’s fan food” as our Yoda of milkshakes Danny Y whispered into his straw as he entered his own world of ice cream delirium.

Shake Avg: 45.3/50

Overall cumulative score 82/100

Stay tuned next week to see what round and establishment we visit!!

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Baconator – I’ll be back…with a Burger King shake

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

That is why I took my kids on a reconnaisance mission to test out a few drive thru burgers and shakes before the main event.  Call it the preseason for BS Double Drive thru, call it research and development or call it lazy parenting when dad has to feed the kids:  All descriptions are accurate.  No matter what you call it though, it stacked up to a big win on game day.

 

Burger:  Baconator from Wendys

Always hot, always fresh and always 2 patties and lots of applewood smoked bacon.  Its a can’t miss when you want a good burger from the drive through.  It is my favourite fast food burger, so I knew what I was getting myself into and hoped my fellow founding members of BS would share the same sentiment.

Nailed it.

It was perfect.  Best Baconator I have ever had, which led me to circle the top score taste (#10) while still reeling in the euphoria of beef, cheese and bacon.  This led to a debate, quite heated actually, in reaching the penultimate score for taste when judging a burger.  The score of ’10’ leaves no room for improvement, no hope for untasted burgers the world over.  I agreed with the very passionate and loud Mikey, and edited my taste score to 9.25.

I also plan to get a tattoo on my arse with a picture of Wendy herself, holding a Baconator and wearing a hat that simply says ’10’.  That way, when I’ve tasted my last drive thru burger and none have topped the mighty Baconator, then Mike can pucker up and give Dave Thomas’s daughter a big wet kiss.

Burger Score average:   37.5/50

Shake:  Burger King Large Milkshake

4 solid flavours to chose from.  Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and OREO.  I loved the chocolate shake during my research phase, but I cracked under pressure on game day.  We all went with OREO.  Very good shake: Thick, whipped topping, large OREO chunks.  It beats most shakes and definitely most OREO versions.  My own decision to not go with chocolate hurt my score.  Danny Y barely came up for air, he may have actually gotten his milkshake pregnant in hopes of having little baby milkshakes later in the day (milkshakes don’t carry for a full 39 week term like humans, but this is a blog not a science class).  Mikey complained at random about the taste of vanilla and blah, blah, blah until finally letting the sour taste of the almost perfect 10 debacle leave his bitter mouth to enjoy the masterful OREO shake like the rest of us.

Shake score average:  40.3/50

Notable:  Mikey is a jerk.  Danny Y left a mess in my backseat.  Burger King marrying Wendy just makes sense – beat it Ronald.

Quotable:  “Your state of mind clearly is not allowing you to make proper judgements right now”  – Mikey on whether my mind was on BS Club or a pending vasectomy

“You can’t just slip into the quote that you might be getting snipped!” – Me after reading what I just wrote

TOTAL and RECAP:

Burger Avg:               37.5

Shake Avg:                40.3

Cumulative Round:  77.8/100

Wendy can't resist the King. Have it your way!

Wendy can’t resist the King. Have it your way!

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DANNY Y’S SELECTION – CARLS’S JR.

After a LONG 2 month hiatus, the Burger Shake Club is back is full swing.  As I was the first round ‘Landslide” winner, it was my pick to start the second round.  Not only do I get to pick the destination, but i get to pick the style of round.

The second round is a ‘double drive thru’ round.  This round allows the selector to choose the drive thru for the burger and the same or different drive thru for the shake.  Just a brilliant round!!

There wasn’t much surprise for the location of the burger, as Carl’s Jr. is new to our fair city.  The boys were pretty stoked anyways!  All three of us went with the Super bacon cheeseburger, which entails a 1/2 lb beef patty, bacon, cheese and any toppings you want….or don’t want!  (i’ll come back to this)

The burger faired pretty well, comparing against the burgers from the first round.  Being a fast food burger it held its own but was not outstanding by any means.  The best part of the burger in our eyes was the bun!  They really nailed that!!

Using a little misdirection, I attempted to fool my teammates thinking that we were going else where for the shakes, but i pulled right back into the drive thru to see what Carl’s shakes had on the first round.  Once again, all three of us went with the same flavour….Oreo cookie!

“I got this round”, i said to myself!  You can’t screw up Oreo anything.

I was proved wrong, in a big way!  Other than the Oreo cookie pieces being great, the rest of the shake was a huge disappointment!  There were ice chunks being sucked up the straws, the consistency of the shake was runny and thin and the milk tasted as ‘worse than sour breast milk’ !!!

I suggested this place after having it once hungover, and I think I’ll keep it as a Sunday afternoon stop on the list!!

Burger scored 35/50

Shake scores 27.3/50

Total 62.3/100

The one bright spot, other than the bun, was the lady at the drive thru window!  She was fantastic on the intercom, and did not mess up any of our (my teammates) requests!  Those two are probably the most picky eaters when it comes to toppings on their burgers.  After about 7 different changes during the ordering process, the drive thru lady nailed the order on the read back!

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