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Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar

The Burger:

9.2 OZ Rogue Burger

Overall Rating:

82/100

Cost Range:

$20.00-$30.00

Rated On:

Apr 1, 2013

It's All In The Details

Burger Basics

The patty is something to behold here, a 9.2 oz patty of fresh ground chuck that is cooked to a slightly pink 160 degrees that hits you in the face with a bag full of beef flavoured doorknobs. I want to say that the patty was juicy, but that would be an understatement, it left a puddle of burger juices that almost covered the plate. The sesame brioche bun was tasty, and although it made a valiant effort to keep the burger together, the massive patty proved too much as the bun began to fall apart half way through.

The Extras

Selection-wise, you don’t come to this joint to make your own burger. They've decided what is good, and you get that on your burg. That said, who doesn't like some thick cut, smoky bacon, some fine melted cheddar and fresh produce? There’s no way I’d argue with that lineup.

The Experience

Love the atmosphere here, an ample amount of screens to keep an eye on, and a bright ambiance to help

My Take

I wanted to make sure that my 60th burg was something special so when I came across some pictures of the Rogue burger online I knew what needed to happen. When we got there and ordered, the kind reminder that the burger was going to be slightly pink did nothing but ramp up my anticipation even more. A quality beef patty that can be served with a little pink in the middle is quite a treat. Once the burger came, my excitement was at its peak, not only did the menu list what sounded like quality ingredients, it looked amazing. It's tough to say that how a burg looks is how it will taste, but this burger did not disappoint. Fresh and flavourful from start to finish, with the star being the patty. It had great texture, was cooked superbly, and the strong beef flavour was prominent, making for a very enjoyable burg session. So, while it took a bit to get myself out there, I will say that it was worth the wait. Great Burg.

Rating Breakdown

  • Quality of Bun
  • Quality of Patty
  • Quality of Toppings
  • Selection of Toppings
  • Preparation
  • Aesthetics
  • Manageability
  • Drip Factor
  • Uniqueness
  • Overall Flavour
  • Value

Score

  • 8/10
  • 14/15
  • 8/10
  • 3/5
  • 8/10
  • 5/5
  • 8/10
  • 5/5
  • 3/5
  • 17/20
  • 3/5
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Burger Rating Scale: Explained

To start, just a note explaining the weighted rating of the burg. We understand that it might be a little confusing, but the thought is that certain points of a burger just have more of an effect on how good a burger really is. For example, we feel the quality of the patty has a bigger impact on the burger than the cost or how well it holds together.

  • Quality of Bun: How was the bun? Fresh? Chewy? We always hope for the freshest possible bun, something that we can grip on to and that will act as a proper container for the burger itself
  • Quality of Patty: Ah, the essence of the burg. How good is the patty though? I mean, are we dealing with the ideal 80/20 chuck? Or, do we have a patty riddled with filler and other foreign and unwanted product?
  • Quality of Toppings: How fresh is the produce on the burg? How fresh are the sauces? How well prepared are the other wild and wonderful things that adorn our burg?
  • Selection of Toppings: Is this a joint that tells you what to get? Or is the the sky the limit? There's something to be said for a place that will let you pile some onion rings, a fried egg and a half a Bavarian on your burg.
  • Preparation: How well are the 'essentials' prepared? Did you have the makings for a good patty, but Joe Chef burnt it beyond recognition? Was the patty great, but that heap of bacon you wanted was uncooked? Overall, how was the burger put together?
  • Aesthetics: Nothing says delicious like a burger that is giving you those "come hither" looks with how delicious IT looks.
  • Manageability: How far did you make it before the burger fell apart? I know a good burger is supposed to be juicy and leave your hands a mess, but I don't feel that I should be eating the majority of it with a fork.
  • Drip Factor: Just how far down your arm did that succulent stream of burger juices make it? We all know that noone leaves a proper burger battle without getting a little messy
  • Uniqueness: Can you get this burg at McDonalds? Did they take some time to actually make something different here? You can have burgers that are just plain amazing, and you can have burgers that are amazing and make you think "Where did they come up with this?"
  • Overall Flavor: Did your taste-buds do a jig? Does your mouth water at the mere mention of this burger joint? Flavor is where it’s at baby!
  • Value: How much "bang for your buck" factor was involved? Obviously you pay for greatness, but sometimes it is unjust, and sometimes it is just a treat.
"People's Choice" Rating: (4 votes - 3.75)


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Available with your choice of:

Patties

  • Beef

Buns

  • Sesame Brioche

Sauces

  • Mayo
  • Relish

Cheeses

  • Cheddar

Toppings

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Pickles
  • Bacon

Sides

  • Fries
  • Garden Salad
  • Cesar Salad

Drinks

  • Pop
  • Beer