In a neighbourhood brimming with restaurants, Burger Mania’s inviting open frontage, decor (retro Americana is kept to a minimum), friendly staff and menu of delicious “hand crafted” burgers and beers set it apart from the surrounding competition and rival gourmet burger joints.
We usually ignore the sandwiches, pancakes and salads in favour of core competencies such as the bacon or avocado cheeseburgers, although the more extravagant cherry and platinum (100% pure wagyu steak) burgers are also superb; as are the eclectic “monthly burgers” — past favourites being the foie gras burger, peach and uncured ham caprese burger, and genovese with snap peas and asparagus burger.
Along with the succulent patties and eccentric filling combinations, the pairing of these burgers with a variety of ales, stouts, lagers and "specials" (pineapple ale, anyone?) is pleasing. The IPAs, such as Revolution Brewing Company’s Anti-Hero IPA, are generally excellent and compliment the burgers best of all, although if you can’t make up your mind the three-glass taster sets are a great way to experience several of the often potent brews without falling off your chair.