This meal is about 3years over due. I had heard a friend ranting on about soup with some wildly, amazing grilled cheese years ago and had made a mental note to stop by but never go around it - funny because I live less than 10mins away from Burgoo on Main. On top of all that, I ate here almost 2weeks ago but never had the time to post it because I am so backed up with food overload adventures (that might explain the extra 5pounds on my waist). One post at a time…I apologize for not keeping up with my blog in real time BUT***keep posted for my trip to Nashville, TN—>rednecks & hot sauce*YEEEE HAAA!*
Ok, so back to some true, pure comfort: Burgoo. I was very pleased with the menu, it gave me the realization that comfort is not only an American Cuisine but worldwide dishes can be messy comfort as well! What triggered the thought was when my eyes drifted down the menu to the national dish of Spain: Paella. I never had it before until 2weeks ago of course at Burgoo but I had read plenty about it and watched a whole hour special about it on the Food Network. Another item on the simple menu that attracted my attention and made my stomach twist in excitement was the classic guacamole. If you need to know one thing about me is I am crazy for avocados (also provides further explanation for that increasing waist line…). The main portion of what was offered was comforting classic soups and sandwiches with a twist. My dinning partner, Nedra settled for the chicken brie with a salad not a soup. The shocker at this comfort shack is: there are no french fries!!!! It just so happened that particular day I had a huge urge to dive into a basket of thick cut fries and pickles. I was disappointed but cured that craving the next day at the BCIT cafe (I can clearly see why I have this bulging waist line now).
To sum up our meal I was pleased with the guacamole and wish dearly it came in a larger size. Our other appetizer was the bruschetta and that was good but no wow factor. Both dishes were about $6 each, which is extremely reasonable (kind of surprised). For the mains we had the chicken brie sandwich - kind of plain but if you like mild go for it! The paella was the star of the night. It came out sizzling hot with fresh seafood glowing on top. The flavors were simple: zesty, spicy, and the brine-y salty fumes of seafood teased my taste-buds. No room for dessert after that huge dish but that just gives me an excuse to come back soon. HA!
Overall it is a nice place for dinner with a small family, or a welcoming seat to catch up with old friends with a beer and of course some comfort.