Sometimes you just feel like a good burger. That was the case the other night, or at least for my husband who came home from work wanting to celebrate a successful day with a good burger.
A quick online search listed McDonalds stores as the top four of five places to get burgers in the Stirling area and while a Big Mac might cut it after a night out on the town, that's not quite what we were looking for.
Having a new baby, also means ducking out for a bite to eat is not as simple as it used to be for us. Finding a good takeaway burger is not always easy but Northlands Tavern has made burger nights at home with no dishes a reality for this household.
Thankfully, even with baby-brain, I remembered a sign I'd seen a few days earlier while out driving. It was a picture of a burger and the words 'take-away' and it was hanging outside the Northlands Tavern in Balcatta.
Neither of us had set foot in the tavern before but it was close by and the menu listed online for Ruby's Bar and Grill within the tavern, looked good.
The burgers are American style and come complete with fitting names such as Mississippi Mama and Alaskan Fish Lips. We phoned up, I ordered the Chicago Gangster burger which has pulled beef rib meat, coleslaw, barbecue sauce, lettuce and usually comes with jalapeņos but I asked for pickles instead.
My husband ordered the Everglades Wild Hog- a burger with pulled pork, dill, onion, lettuce, and hot spicy jamaican jerk sauce. Take-away food, which includes pizzas as well, is picked up and paid for in the drive-through of the tavern.
Our burgers were ready to be picked up in 15 minutes and were super tasty. The soft flour buns, beer buns and brioche buns the different burgers are made with, as well as all of the sauces in the burgers are made at the tavern.
Our burgers, both which cost $15 with a side fries, did not disappoint. (And I have to say- it may not look like anything special in my photo- but you can't judge a book by its cover.)
The meat in both burgers was full of flavour and the sauces and accompaniments were tasty- best of all there was no plastic cheese in sight.
Who would've thought such a good meal could come from a drive-through bottle shop?