Red Robin - My 20th Birthday!!
YAY...it's my birthday!! Yep, I turned the big 2-0 today!! ...will people take me seriously now? ;)
Another year, another birthday spent at Red Robin's! I'm not big on elaborate birthday celebrations, so I was perfectly content with celebrating at RR. Red Robin is one of the few restaurants (besides Denny's) that actually gives you a free full sized meal on your birthday! The last time we went my dad absolutely hated it, and vowed never to return. This year he had the Prime Chophouse Burger, which totally changed his mind. He's a fan of Red Robin's now!
We were debating between going to the RR near Lougheed or Guildford (both are pretty far from our house) but in the end we went to the one beside Guildford Mall because my dad wanted to go shopping afterwards! Our server was super nice, he was willing to swap out the raw veggies (in my Banzai Burger) for 2 extra pineapple rings when I told him about my Oral Allergy Syndrome!
We always take advantage of their bottomless fries, we ordered 3 extra plates of yam and steak fries heheh. We never get full on just one order (who does?!) Their steak fries are pretty decent, but darn, those yam fries are addicting!!
Read my review of Red Robin Thurlow here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2014/12/red-robins-birthday-burger.html
Read my previous review of Red Robin Guildford here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2014/11/red-robin.html
The Banzai Burger (No raw veggies, cheese)
My waiter dubbed this "The Allergy Burger"
My birthday burger!! This was quite yummy! The pineapple was nicely grilled with grill marks on top! The savoury teriyaki sauce paired great with the tangy pineapple! The patty itself was okay, it was decently juicy albeit a bit dry around the edges. The bun was surprisingly great, it was a tad sweet and super soft!
Sauteed 'Shroom Burger
Mom's Rating: 5/5 stars
My mom was over the moon about this burger, hence the 5 stars!! According to her, it was jammed packed with flavour!! The mushrooms were sauteed with caramelized butter, which made the entire burger super fragrant!! There was also a good amount of cheese which covered the entire patty!
The Prime Chophouse Burger
I suggested the Prime Chophouse Burger to my dad, so that's what he got!! He was pleased with it!! He remarked that it was flavourful and all of the ingredients worked together. He really liked how there were onion straws in it, and the fact that the patty was lathered in cheese!! He seemed to enjoy his steak fries as well because he finished all of it!
Bottomless Yam Fries $1.25
If yam fries are an option, I always go for yam fries!! These were pretty tasty, characteristically crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!! No too salty either, win!!
The steak fries are pretty good, they're stubby and thick; soft on the inside and crispy on the outside! Imo they would taste even better if they were crispier! These go great with their signature RR's seasoning they have on the side!
Our second order of yam fries!! :D
Plate #3!! They gave us more for our third order!!