I can’t get over how unseasonably warm and gorgeous the weather has been this past week. 22 degrees in mid March!? Thank you Jesus! To celebrate the beautiful sun (and St. Patrick’s day) I indulged in a few green patio beers and a majorly delicious burger at Relish.
Who knew that little old London was home to one of Food Network’s ‘You Gotta Eat Here’ hotspots? Now, I’ve read mixed reviews about this place online, but some friends of mine can’t get enough, so I took their word for it. They were right. Sure, the food took a while (the menu has a disclaimer saying to allow 30 minutes for your patty to be hand-made), but I can’t complain about spending a few extra minutes basking in the late afternoon sun and sipping on green beer.
I had “Le Ooh-La-La” sirloin burger which is topped with bacon, béarnaise, mozzarella, and caramelized onions. It was fabulous. I often find that gourmet burger joints will load up their patties with mountains of toppings without using a sturdy, supportive bun to hold them. This is not the case at Relish. I may even go as far as to say that the bun was the best part. It was chewy, and dense and delicious.
Britt had a “Grazing Hippy” chicken burger with roasted red peppers, pesto mayo, alfalfa sprouts, salsa, goat’s cheese and sautéed spinach. She said it was also a winner.
If you’re ever in Southwestern Ontario, check it out. Just leave yourself enough time to thoroughly browse their massive menu. Cheers!