Monthly Archives: May 2016

C’mon Mercury, time to redeem yourself!

There’s been a few burgers and shakes in the last 11 months that just didn’t perform as well as we thought they would.  Well here’s their chance to totally redeem themselves!

The Mercury Cafe & Grill was originally going to be my first choice in the very first round of Burger Shake Club, so my expectations were always pretty high for this place.  Mikey chose before I did and he took us to the Mercury, which worked out well in my favour because it scored horribly and I won the first round quite handily!

Redemption Round is upon us, and off to the Mercury we went again!  I really want this place to do well and knew that the last time had to have been an off day for the diner.  Its a diner, it’s supposed to have good burgers and even better shakes!!!  Ive got this one in the bag, it’s a lock, they’re going to perform this time for sure!

Well, the results are pretty much the same as last time.

The burger faired pretty well again.  Meat was good, bacon was very good and the buns can best be described by the following:

 

The shake didn’t score as well as it probably could have but did taste good.  The Mercury uses chocolate ice cream with chocolate milk, so it’s a little different than most places so that did hurt it a little.  But I personally enjoyed it!

After all the marks were in, I scored better than Mikey did the first time but definitely a beatable score.

First Mercury score – cumulative avg of 68.00

Second Mercury score – cumulative avg of 70.17

Difference of +2.17

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Cravings Mega Burger – BurgerBaron Chocolate Shake

How to beat the Rita challenge….find a burger thats better testing!

The Mega burger from Cravings All Day Grill and Bellini Lounge is an accomplishable goal for the seasoned burger eater, but would give the regular joe’s out there a small battle.

Set between two beautiful buns, are three 8oz., mouthwatering Angus beef patties topped with cheese, tomato, red onions, lettuce, and mayo!  She’s a beaut!

All three of us finished this ‘monster’, and were all geared up to walk across the parking lot for an A&W shake…..the only problem is, the A&W in the east end by Cravings doesn’t have an ice cream machine so there’s no desserts there!!!

Off to Burger Baron we went!

Here we were treated to the skills of a veteran shake maker, teaching one of her disciples the art a great extra thick shake.  This soon to be legend of shake making wow’d the founders of the BSClub with her abilities and the rest is history.

There weren’t many extra toppings and only 5 flavours, but boy was that shake thick!  If you want to get your shake finished before bedtime kids, you may not want to challenge this lady with an ‘extra thick’ request!

With a burger score of 40.67/50 and a shake score of 39.5/50, Danny Y wins the challenge round and will be choosing the next round of BSClub!

 

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