Do you have a favorite restaurant? Of course you do. Perhaps its the atmosphere, or the food, or the wine, or the snug little t-shirts the waitresses almost wear, but there is something about that place that makes it your favorite. Here in “industrialized” countries (do you feel industrialized?), people eat out a lot, whether it’s pub grub from just down the road or a sublime omakase journey at Masa in New York, and all stops in between. Favorite restaurants often tend to be about comfort food, and my top two restaurants are no different: for me, it is about burgers. I have two favorites and, although they both serve excellent burgers, the atmosphere in each is unique, making them a distinctly pleasant experience in their own ways.
The first (and top of the list, really) is The Red Onion in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Red Onion has been around for ages. I don’t think the prices have changed much and for my money, they serve the best burger, fries and beer around. As a bonus, there is a small and ancient television suspended in the corner above the grill allowing patrons to watch the Canucks in action. The second is Harry’s Roadhouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Harry’s does more than just burgers, but the burgers are excellent and every dish comes with a side of that inexplicable Santa Fe quirkiness. Their lemon meringue pie is worth waiting for as well.
Unfortunately, both of my favorites are thousands of miles from where I live. I am not saying that The Red Onion and Harry’s Roadhouse are the best restaurants in the world, but they are my favorites and they are the first stop whenever I am in town. I recommend them completely. Tell me, what’s your “favorite restaurant” story?
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