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Mikey’s at Brown’s, Polar Depress & Denny’s bunt

Brown’s Hickory Burger and Denny’s Milkshake

Brown’s Social House East for the hickory burger was my pick this week
Appearances were great as the burger came in its own paper pouch with the slogan “Let’s Get Messy!”
The burger was solid, not one of the top 3 we have had but it held its own
Bacon was good , slightly undercooked but tasty. Bun was fantastic and the way the melted cheese wrapped it’s body around the burger was mouth-watering.
The only issues we as a group had was that it was slightly overcooked and the patty was too thin.
Danny Y and Cleazy got a side of gravy for their fries and they took the slogan “Let’s Get Messy!” to a whole other level. At one point as Danny Y wiped gravy from his eyebrows I believe I saw Cleaz, who had run out of fries, sneak his truck keys in for a quick dip.
All in all a good experience. A good but not great burger with gravy so good you would consider dipping anything in it (use your imagination)

Avg Burger Score: 38/50

 

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With a solid burger score I was looking to contend in this round but quickly my hopes were dashed. I was wanting to take us to Polar Palace (this is where not being from Regina hurt me) but soon realized it was closed for the season (had no idea it was not a sit down establishment). The damn internet stated it was open so I ran the risk and drove the boys over there only to be crushed by the darkened Open sign. Jason cackled at me and Danny Y shook his head in frustration so I had to think fast.
All of a sudden the only thought I had was “Denny’s has shakes!”
I threw a hail mary but alas, it was knocked down at the goal line.
I ordered my favourite peanut butter chocolate , Cleaz went chocolate and Danny Y went with his heart and gleefully giggled “Oreo please”
Minutes later the waitress came back and informed Danny they were out of Oreo so he went with chocolate and I knew I had lost my boy DY.
The shakes came and more than passed the eyeball test.
whip cream … check
metal tin with extra shake….. check
long spoon for tin to keep hands clean….. check
I believed I had a shot…. until DY and JC took a sip and shook me off like a clean-up hitter being signalled by the third base coach to bunt.
They were disappointed in the taste and the thickness factor was just north of watery,
Game over.
However my shake was delicious as I believe my peanut butter saved mine as it added thickness and taste the other guys were robbed of.
I gave high grades as I felt my shake was in the top 5 we had sampled to this point (not top 3 but definitely top 5)
I did not win this round as Cleaz is the first back to back winner
I feel Denny’s could get a better ranking so you may see them again in our Redemption Round

Avg Shake Score: 34.83

Overall Avg Score : 72.83

Official Winner: JC

Stay tuned for JC’s Round choice

 

BEHIND THE SCENES:

 

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DY’s Lancaster’s Bust, Ricky’s Lust

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The title pretty much speaks for itself here folks….

I took a hard hit choosing Lancaster’s bacon cheddar cheese burger, but had a decent comeback with Ricky’s All Day Grill chocolate milkshake.

In the end I did fall short but I am fighting hard to keep a second place finish in this ‘reservation’ round.

To clarify, Lancaster’s accepts reservations online and they will even put your name on the table to show that it is reserved for you…I didn’t do that, but they can.  It was lunch, you don’t really need to make a reservation!

Burger – 32.33 (Mikey’s rating was 27….wouldn’t have mattered too much anyways)

Bun tasted good, but nothing extraordinary.  Patty tasted alright but was too small for the bun it came in.  The cheese was very good, but not distracting enough from the other burger qualities.  Bacon on the burger was good, but it was diced and mixed with onions.  Two of us didn’t mind this, but one member (mentioned above) wouldn’t stand for this monstrosity and that was that.  Burger was a bust!

Shake – 41.67

I was not feeling very great leaving the burger section where I got destroyed, but Ricky’s All Day Grill changed that for me in about 5-7 minutes!  I think that our server could see the defeat in my face and she knew that if she didn’t make the best damn shake of her life, than that poor sucker out there might end it!!!!

I tell ya, this girl came through in a huge way! She brought out 3 chocolate shakes in tall, glass diner-like glasses topped with whipped cream.  Then she brought out three large tin cups with the remainder of our shakes in them.  Not to mention, long spoons so you can get ALL the way to the bottom of the cup!!!  It was a shake lover’s dream, and this guy didn’t want to wake up!

Though it may not have been enough to overtake JC’s Keg round, it was a great shake experience that I am glad we came across and were able to share with all of you!!!

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