Koerner's Pub


  Unbeknownst to the undergrads...Koerner's Pub at UBC is known as the pub where all the cool grad students/people with fancy PhDs hang out.

  I, for one, as a naive, half delusional undergrad (what am I doing with my life?) have never heard of Koerner's Pub until Food Wench (www.drunkennoms.com) tipped me off about their medium-rare burgers (a rarity here in Vancouver.)

  And indeed, when I got there, there was not one baby faced peer in sight...Koerner's was brimming with hippish grad students and the intellectual crowd in between classes for a drink or two. 

  Perusing the menu, a few options caught my eye: pho nachos? Pork belly gua baos? Fries, mayo, and guilt? (Hilarious, I know.)

  After ordering I heard the waitress informing the table next to mine that it was Taco Tuesday and all of their tacos were half off! THANKS FOR *NOT* DISCLOSING THAT TO ME.

  After lunch, I spent the afternoon strolling around MOA, the Museum of Anthropology! Surprisingly it was first time going there, I was pleased that I didn't have to pay the $15 entry fee (my cheapskate roots get the best of me sometimes.)

  

Words of Wisdom: "Nobody goes home until they've killed the night."


The Koerner Organic Burger $11.95
Maple Bacon + Cheddar $3

4/5 stars

  This was indeed a very good burger!! I was especially impressed by the bun, it was springy, soft, and had a delightful sweetness to it!! I read on Food Wench's blog that the burger is served medium rare, so I was a bit disappointed when it came out well done. Oh well!

  The patty itself was quite nice, it tasted beefy and had a decent amount of charring to it!! The cheddar was completely melted and covered the surface of the patty. There was a thick slice of maple bacon on top, which imparted a nice layer of flavour.

  
  

NEVER SAY NO TO BACON!!


Yam Fries

4/5 stars

  The yam fries didn't disappoint either! Although I have to say that I like Mahoney's yam fries better. These were more thick cut, but they were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside! The chipotle mayo was okay, it was a bit too vinegary for my liking and wasn't spicy enough.



(Click to Enlarge!) Their pho nachos sound really neat! And it's PATENT PENDING!



Their sun-drenched outdoor patio! Almost makes you forgot that you're on campus!


Later in the day I also had some strawberry banana frozen yogurt from Qoola!




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3 comments:

  1. Oh no! There's nothing worse than expecting a deliciously juicy medium rare burger, and then having it turn out well done! I'm glad you still enjoyed it though. I still haven't been back for a visit since I first blogged about it...I'll need to make the trek to the far end of campus again sometime soon!

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    1. hehe I didn't really mind since it still turned out to be really yummy!! Thanks again for the rec!! :D I want to go back as well to try more of their menu!! Totally worth the trek imo ;)

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    2. hehe I didn't really mind since it still turned out to be really yummy!! Thanks again for the rec!! :D I want to go back as well to try more of their menu!! Totally worth the trek imo ;)

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