Burger Crawl: Beer Bros.

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Next stop on the burger train is Beer Bros. This one was my suggestion because I recalled loving it in my much younger days and had a special fondness for the beet ketchup in particular. Probably no surprise here, but Beer Bros. incorporates beer into their food; like the stout mayo and wheat ale bun our burgers were on.

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The Burger: Three of us tried the Beer Bros. Burger with smoked white cheddar and thick cut bacon and one tried the All Day Breakfast Burger, which also included a sunny side up egg and sauteed mushrooms.

The Bun: A wheat ale bun, super fresh, crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. It tasted homemade. We all liked this bun, although it did not hold up well for the Breakfast Burger which seemed to be because of the juicy sauteed mushrooms on that one.

The Patty: Thick, juicy and well-seasoned. We did agree that this patty was the most processed we’ve encountered so far.

The Cheese: A $1.50 add-on to the Bros. Burger; we tried the smoked white cheddar, which was fabulous. There was a blue cheese option also.

The Sauce: Stout mayo, which we loved. Two of us agreed that mustard would have been good here.

The Veggies: Sliced pickles, thickly sliced red onion, tomato and leaf lettuce. The Breakfast Burger had sauteed mushrooms, too.

The Extras: The bacon was SUPER thick cut and a $1.50 add-on to the Bros. Burger. The girls weren’t fans but the guys loved it.

The Side: We tried the thick cut, skin-on fries (delicious with the sides of stout mayo and beet ketchup for dipping), Caesar salad (“looked better than it tasted”) and the poutine (a small portion, called “underwhelming”).

The Price: $16 for the Beer Bros. Burger before add-ons and $20 for the All Day Breakfast Burger; poutine and Caesar salad were upgraded sides.

The Place: Beer Bros. Gastropub & Deli, 1821 Scarth Street, Regina

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Where we should try next? I’d love to hear from you.

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Regina Eats: Bonzzini’s

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I’m always interested to hear where people regularly choose to eat when they eat out. As I tend to cook the majority of our meals at home, going out is maybe a once-a-week occurrence, but we’ve definitely honed in on our favorite places in the city.

One of these favorites for us is Bonzzini’s. It’s been Tom’s Tuesday night wing spot for years but I had only tried it one other time prior to us moving to the South end. Now that we live closer to it, we are definitely becoming “regulars”, which I love.

The Food: Classic pub food. Bonzzini’s has won best wings in Regina several years in a row. The Fish and Chips is also popular here; you’ll see it on many tables whenever you go.

The Atmosphere: Cozy, dimly lit and old-school feeling with lots of dark wood and neon lights. I always feel nostalgic here because it reminds me of my parent’s rumpus room in my childhood home. It kind of looks like the bar in “Cheers”.

My Favorites: The Smoked Brisket Sandwich; this is probably my favorite sandwich in the city, period. The meat is super tender and flavorful and they accent it with caramelized onion, cheddar cheese and a herbed mayo. The Bonzo Burger; the patty is homemade and they serve it on a cheese bun, which I love. The Toasted Subs; the Tzatziki Chicken is my favorite. Lagers and Dill Dip; these crunchy chips are awesome as a side or on their own.

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Where are you a “regular”? Do tell!

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