So, like many of you, I went into 2021 thinking, “well, at least it ain’t 2020.” I had a clean-the-slate attitude. I decided to replace inactivity with some time on the weights and the exercise bike. I wasn’t necessarily eating like a health-food guru, but I was cleaning up on the snacking. Small, achievable goals, right?
Then, I met something that, to quote Miley Cyrus, came in like a wrecking ball. For the advancement of food journalism, I drove up to YEG Burger, located just south of 153rd Avenue in a strip mall on 121st Street. There are a few halal specialty burgers on the menu, but, because I put the reader first, and readers like to read about crazy, excessive things, I ordered the Havarti Grilled Cheese Burger. It might not be the most excessive burger in Edmonton — but, if it isn’t, I’d like to see the contenders. What YEG Burger cooks up is a patty, placed in between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Because, why not?
Yeah, that’s right. Imagine ordering two grilled cheese sandwiches and a burger — then, eating them all in one go.
The havarti grilled cheese sandwiches are mellow and buttery, but cut by lots of pickle and mustard. The patty is juicy. And, you’re free to add a patty to the order, I mean, if you’ve decided that this might be the last meal you have for a few days. It’s really a solid, solid burger — novelty or not.
The house-cut fries are another nice touch. I noted that there’s a Ferrero Rocher milkshake on the menu, but that’s a battle for another day.
But really, you’re here for the burger porn. We hear you, Edmonton. And, it’s available for pick-up and delivery — and YEG Burger is closed Mondays.