Cornwall Ontario – Wow! I didn’t realize how long it’s been since yours truly has done a restaurant review.
For this scribbler a review is all about expectations. Whether it be haute cuisine or a simple chipstand we all have expectations walking in. We expect a fish n chips shop to serve a fine plate of fish n chips. Right?
So in reviewing Mama Bear’s Chipstand on Hwy 138, just heading out of Cornwall Ontario, I looked over the menu and after chatting with new owner Donnie Beaulieu (He took over the stand from the near insane and rabid Curriers this season. ) challenged him to make me his finest burger.
Not their pulled pork, which looked good, but a fine beef burger as they use high quality beef, cooked fresh and never from frozen, and usually purchased from a local butcher.
It was way better than a Big Kahuna burger!
I watched as my burger was put on a real grill.
Good meat doesn’t need a lot of seasonings, or toppings really.
You want it seared and the juices flowing.
It should smell good enough to tempt a vegan!
Donnie wanted me to review his bacon and cheese burger with the works.
Even with mustard on it, it still was a lovely feast.
While we get get used to discounted fast food, there really is something to say for a truly traditional fine burger, cooked right, with fresh fixings and toppings to your liking.
And for that Mama Bear’s hit the spot!
Next time I may have to try their smoked brisket poutine!
The final result!
Here are ratings for Mama Bear’s in Cornwall Ontario
Zing & Wow 4.0
Overall 4.0 Red Hats Out of Five
Mama Bears has graciously given us a few gift certificates. If you post a comment on this story saying why you should get a $25 gift certificate you’ll be entered into a draw (ends August 28th, 2018). No purchase necessary, but you know you want a burger platter if you’re still reading this review!
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