Since I was coming over to Victoria, I decided to contact the writer behind the Victoria Burger Blog. His blog was shown to me by one of my VDL friends, who has repeatedly suggested that I focus on burgers only for many reasons. After playing e-mail tag and some suggestions, we decided to meet at The Pink Bicycle for dinner.
Now since the big blogger dinner I attended at Alvin Garden I was okay with the idea of meeting a complete stranger for a meal. After all, if there is something in common to talk about, it should be no problem getting along. My friends however didn’t know what to expect and so probably expected a really awkward and strange dinner. Below is Kevin’s Mutton Burger ($12)
There was a little mix up with our burgers, I had gotten Darren’s Chicken Burger while he had my Cheese Burger. No worries, we just switched the sides since I had salad and he had soup. Below is the Herbed Chicken Burger ($13) w/ house salad before the mix up was realized.
Pink Bike Cheese Burger ($12) w/ daily soup.
I forgot what the soup is, it’s been almost 2 weeks! One of you that was there will have to remind me what it was!
I spread the burger out a little so you can see how it looks like. The bun is chewy, the patty was oozing and the melted cheese on top was delicious. I must say, I could barely finish my burger and I was struggling to finish the salad. It was really filling! Oh yea, the salad was also great, baby greens with a light vinaigrette, walnuts and freshly grated cheese on top. I can’t understand how Donald and his friend ate the regular plate (burger w/ side) AND more food!
No pictures of Donald and his friends food because they were at the other end of the table and I wasn’t really keen on asking if I could. He did however take a picture OF me when I was eating my burger, so when his post is up you can see it. The conversation was easy going, (wow this sounds like a date), simple chit chat about our blogs, why he only does burgers, what there is to do in Victoria, etc. Overall, a good dinner is second only to good company, and both were had that night.
If I were ever going to Victoria for any reason, I would try my best to make time to drop by for a burger. If you look on their site carefully, you can even find a coupon. Donald did suggest Aura Restaurant for their burger, I may have to go there first (his post about it here). They’re open only for lunch.
Edit: Donald put up his review here, and also a couple unflattering photos. Damn it, I had a feeling you would take a picture of me and you did!