Tuesday, 1 June 2021

To Burger or not to Burger?

Meat Your Heart Out
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I have a confession to make. I am a burger snob. I love a good burger. Note the key word: good. Others that don’t rate as high I only eat if I have to, you know, as opposed to starving to death. Then again, based upon my girth, I could probably stand to miss a meal or two … or ten. Oh well, life’s too short to eat rice cakes.

This past weekend my better half suggested that homemade burgers and fries needed to be on the menu again. I didn’t need to be told twice. Hmm, Burgers! Hmm, Meat!

I may be biased, but my homemade burgers are second to none. They are about a 1/3-pound patties, half beef and half pork, with various other spice secrets that I won’t get into here. They are smoked over applewood on a charcoal grill/smoker. Condiments to taste, but I always prefer a good Mexican Pico de Gallo as opposed to the usual boring ketchup. Like I said, Will’s Burgers are second to none!

Double Tino’s Special
Generally speaking, I don’t much care for most fast-food franchise burger joints. I am sure that I’ve tried most of them at one time or another in my 60-plus years. Granted, some are better than others, but many are just gross. Sorry, there is no nice way to say that.

There is, however, one exception. Sure, I know, everyone has their favourites, but my favourite take-out burger joint is none other than Tino’s in beautiful Medicine Hat, Alberta. Tino’s has been around for over 50-years, established way back in 1967. My own personal go-to favourite is their Double Tino’s Special which includes, beside the two beef patties, a beautiful slice of ham. With the addition of the ham, it almost qualifies as a triple burger in its own right. Amazing!

Oh, and I almost forgot. A trip to Tino’s is not complete without one of their killer milkshakes. Your only problem is going to be choosing your flavour from the plethora of options. I have never seen so many choices!

Though I don’t live in Medicine Hat, I am fortunate that my business regularly takes me to that small city, and when it does, it is hard to not stop by and say hello to the good folks at Tino’s.

To Burger or not to Burger? Silly question.

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