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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

 

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You Fancy Huh? – The Reservation Round – JC at The Keg

Simple.  Restaurant must be one that will ‘take a reservation’

 

Burger: Keg Burger served at lunchtime at the North Keg

Is that really North, I mean its trying to be North but still a little scared to cross Dewdney.

It was a little odd to not order a pint of beer and some appetizers and almost adulterous to not order the prime rib.  Mikey was squirming in his seat, as it was like taking a kid in a candy shop only to buy a gift card.

The burger did not disappoint.  Bun so soft and lightly buttered, meat thick and juicy and the size was just perfect. As usual Danny Y got it loaded, I held the tomato and Mikey went for bacon, cheese and ketchup ONLY.  I wanted more bacon, but was otherwise quite impressed.  None of us were distracted by the attractive servers or hostess, come to think of it I don’t think any of us even noticed.

Check the scores, the burger will be tough to beat.

The shake on the other hand…

Shake:  The Keg makes a shake. Seriously…kind of.

The shake is a kids menu item, but there is a little known secret that us adult types can still order one and they will make it a little bigger.  You don’t get crayons though, thats where they save the money.

It came out with great presentation (whipped cream, cherry and chocolate shavings in a parfait cup), but really lacked chocolate flavour.  It was thick and ice cold (brain freeze was a common ailment) but again, lacked chocolate flavour.  I would suggest they add it to the menu, but put some chocolate syrup in with the chocolate ice cream when they prepare this ever so delicate    beverage.

Shake scores got hammered, I’m guessing its quite hit and miss but Mikey actually said he would go back and order another burger over a steak!

 

Cheers

Cheers

Making love to a straw

Making love to a straw

Scores:

Burger                 Shake
JC                           44                      34
Mikey                    42.5                   36
Danny Y                41.5                   36.5

Burger Avg:        42.67
Shake Avg:          35.5

Overall Avg:       78.17

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