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Burgers Etc

The Burger:

Charbroiled Burger w/ Cheese, Bacon & Mushrooms

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Rated On:

Jul 12, 2011

It's All In The Details

Burger Basics

As Burger foundations go, this one could withstand a 8.5 earthquake. A perfectly seasoned patty charbroiled to perfection and placed on a chewy, tender, fresh kaiser equal a burger to be reckoned with. Now, not only was the patty/bun combo outstanding, the produce was up to the task as well and the sauce to topping ratio was right on in my books. Add all of that with some silky, buttery sauteed mushrooms some thick cut bacon and my friend, we have a contender.

The Extras

One thing that struck me was the presentation. I mean, the instant this burger took its rightful seat directly in front of me, I was barely able to hold back long enough to snap a quick picture for this page. It sat there, towering over my healthy serving of fries as if to declare it's position above all others and I was not about to argue. Speaking of the fries, they too were a great compliment. I elected to go with the chipotle mayo to add a little kick, and it did just that. So, as 'extras' go, this burger could have been considered a team effort, everything came together and made one helluva meal.

The Experience

It's a BBQ house, so you can't go wrong. It's a smaller sized joint with great jazz decor adorning the walls and a laid back atmosphere. I quite enjoyed just sitting by the window watching people pass by, killing time until the burger came at which point I shut everything else off and submitted to my primal instincts.

My Take

Burgers Etc can pretty much forget about the 'etc'. I mean, I'm sure everything there is tasty, but I am not sure I will ever know, as I don't think I could go in and not order their burger. Outstanding is an understatement, and while burger perfection is nearly unattainable in my eyes, these folks are flirting with the concept and doing a bang up job of it too.

Rating Breakdown

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


  • 9/10
  • 13/15
  • 9/10
  • 4/5
  • 9/10
  • 5/5
  • 7/10
  • 4/5
  • 4/5
  • 18/20
  • 3/5

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: (35 votes - 2.14)

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Available with your choice of:


  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Veggie


  • Kaiser


  • Ketchup
  • Mayo


  • Cheddar
  • Mozza


  • Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mushrooms
  • Sauteed Onion
  • Peppers
  • Pickles
  • Bacon
  • Pineapple Ring
  • Sauerkraut
  • Fried Egg


  • Fries
  • Garden Salad
  • Soup
  • Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw


  • Pop
  • Milkshake
  • Beer