After living in Nelson for many years, I have found my little spots for different things I have an affinity for. I don't eat out too often, but I could say this notion is most evident through the world of restaurant meals.
With my life being centred around this great town for the past 18 years, I have seen a bunch of changes...as is inevitable with time. I still find myself in mourning over the loss of my favourite dish from the very place that introduced me to it: Pad Thai from the long disappeared Rice Bowl. I was sad when that place closed down, and still am. Bummer!
I only go out for a burger once every 2 or 3 months...probably less than that. When I do, I go to one place: The Baker Street Grill at The Best Western. The simple reason for that is that it is the only place in town that you can get a burger, onion rings and a chocolate shake that isn't A&W. Their burger is solid and consistent too.
Since the annual burger week thing in November, or whenever it was, I kinda thought about doing my own little tour. I don't really think too highly of the burger week here because I don't think there is an honest burger in the bunch. All the restaurants go over the top, prettying everything up so it is picture perfect to impress judges. It's like the fix is in. I want the real truth. The regular every day burger served to the regular every day person.
As a burger is the most common threaded menu item for most restaurants outside of ethnic foods, I spontaneously decided to go for it...to go on my own little burger tour of Nelson to see what our town has to offer.
To be completely fair, I will be thoroughly honest, and won't hold back with my thoughts. I don't send food back if I don't like it because I don't believe in wasting food; and when you send it back it gets thrown out. I eat it all. When it comes to a restaurant wants me to buy their food with my money I look at it very simply:
If you want a good review, put out good food!
If you put out shitty food, expect a shitty review!
I'm no classically trained food guy...just a regular schmuck...the kind of person who is the lifeblood of restaurants. I am a call it as I see it kinda guy though, so I am curious to see how this unfolds...
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I am a simple guy who likes to dream of the impossible and go after it. I have found fun in writing about my journey as well as other things that inspire me too.