Monday, January 5, 2015

The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro

With over 50 gourmet burgers to choose from, I was really excited to finally check out The Works (@worksburger). They first opened in 2001 in Ottawa and now has 26 locations, they have also won many awards, including Ottawa's best Burger for the past 13 years in a row.

It's a full service gourmet burger restaurant unlike many other burger places in Toronto which is self served. All their burgers are made with fresh Canadian beef and hand press daily. Not into beef, there's 6 other patty option on top of the standard beef and cheese stuffed beef which include elk, chicken, veggies and mushroom.

Bacontella Shake
~ Everyone's favourite Nutella blended with smoked bacon and creamy Canadian Ice Cream topped with whipped cream & even more bacon
This was the regular/medium size and the 2 of us couldn't even finished it since it's so thick and filling but be warned, it's super addictive.

Kamikaze Burger w/ side of Spicy Die-Cut Chips + Gravy
~ Jalapeno, chipotle & banana peppers, cheddar cheese & hotter than hell sauce
 Although the description sounded really spicy, it was actually not that spicy and I somehow wish there was something extra to it... maybe the standard lettuce & tomato or even avocado maybe?! Although love the pickled peppers and the juicy patty, I wasn't a big fan of the combination and the excessive sauce.  But let's move on to the Spicy die-cut chips, it was the highlight of the meal for me and I can't stop eating them. Super thin slices of potato with crispy edge and soft center (yes it's possible even if it this thin) and even you don't see any peppers or "red" to indicate it was spicy, it does pack some kick to it. Plus the recommendation of gravy on the side by our waiter was spot on. Would come back just for them and I would be a happy girl (^_^)

Six Degrees of K'vin Bacon Burger w/ side of Onion Rings
~ 6 types of bacon including a signature 8oz bacon & beef patty, grilled and piled high with Canadian Bacon, smoked bacon, bacon ketchup, bacon roasted garlic aioli, bacon hickory sticks with fresh lettuce & tomato
This was their "Believe in Baconism Part 2" menu and I think it's for limited time only since I don't see it on their menu online, so better go get it know or else you would regret it. Love every part of this burger from the mix of bacon and beef patties to the crunch of the bacon hickory sticks. 

During summer, they have a rooftop patio.

 Verdict :
Really enjoyed the burger here and love love love the spicy die-cut chip
 Would love to come back for the patio when it's warmer
The place was packed when we went on a Friday, so be ready to wait for a table.

*** This meal was complimentary but opinions are my own ***

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