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Suzie Q'z

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The Burger:

Bacon Cheeseburger

Overall Rating:

77/100

Cost Range:

$0.00-$10.00

Rated On:

Apr 3, 2013

It's All In The Details

Burger Basics

The patty for the burger at Suzy Q'z is 100% all beef, hand-made and slapped onto a flat-top grill to a well-done finish with a little crisp on the outside. The patty doesn't seem to be seasoned, and could be a little bigger, but the beef flavour is very evident and makes for a tasty foundation. The bun is fresh and chewy, perfectly hand-sized and well adapted to holding the burger together.

The Extras

All of the toppings are fresh, the cheese is real and the sauces are ample. Not a ton of selection, but all of your bases are covered. The fries are hand-cut and fried up per order, with just the right amount of salt and served up in a healthy portion.

The Experience

Suzy Q’s is just s small building in a parking lot of a small and kind of vacant strip-mall. Not your average burger joint locale, but you can’t always judge a book by its cover.

My Take

I wasn't too sure what to expect from this joint as we rolled up, but it is a new place and was recommended to me by a friend, so I was excited to try something new in the area. It’s a small place, with only a few people working behind the counter and only a few tables out front; your typical drive-in style restaurant. In listening to the owner talk, she definitely prides herself on having that home-style, made to order, feel to the food and it really shows in their burgers. All of the ingredients are fresh, and you can watch them start to make it after you've ordered. It’s served up to go with all of your regular toppings included, along with a healthy serving of delicious hand-cut fries. The burger was juicy from the first bite, and all of the toppings helped bring together all of the great flavours you would find in your traditional home-made backyard burg. It may take a little longer than some other places but on a sunny day, this burger really satisfies.

Rating Breakdown

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

Score

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  • 16/20
  • 5/5
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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: (2 votes - 4.00)


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Available with your choice of:

Patties

  • Beef
  • Chicken

Buns

  • Kaiser

Sauces

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo

Cheeses

  • Cheddar

Toppings

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Pineapple
  • Jalapenos

Sides

  • Fries

Drinks

  • Pop
  • Coffee