Friday, January 29, 2010

The Works

I think all northern residents would agree that one of the best things about a trip south is getting to eat at restaurants. This past weekend I of course had McDonalds which is always my favorite but I did try a new place that I have to recommend. It's called 'The Works' and they call themselves a 'Gourmet Burger Bistro'.  

If I counted correctly they have a whopping 71 burgers on their menu. You start by deciding what type of meat you want and can choose from beef, chicken, turkey, veggie or a portobello mushroom cap. If you want to get really exotic you can have domestic elk. Then they have 67 different toppings to choose from. Think of the possibilities! The toppings range from the usual to the increasingly unusual but there really is something for everyone. Here are just a few that I found interesting....

Big Ben Plus- Montreal smoked meat, sauerkraut and swiss.
Fine Erb Herb- Gently spiced with basil, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, garlic and swiss.
Johnny Be Goat-  Goat cheese, warm leaf spinach and roasted red peppers.
Kamikaze- Jalapeno, chipotle and banana peppers, cheddar cheese and hotter than hell sauce.
Crappy Tire- Pineapple ring, sweet and spicy sauce and brie cheese.
The Sweet Ride- Caramelized onions, half a ripe pear and brie cheese.

Then there are a couple that I just can't imagine anyone ordering...

San Francisco Treat- Real Kraft dinner and cheddar
Hold The Phone- Peanut butter, cream cheese and jack cheese
SK8R Boy- Peanut butter, jack cheese and strip bacon.

Along with a crazy good selection of sides this place serves up a great meal. For the record, I suggest the tower of rings to start. They come with a choice of great dipping sauces but they are big so you'll want to share! Check them out at


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Damn you!! I just got home from a workout and now I want a burger! Good thing we are heading to the city this weekend.

Tara Muise said...

are you in ottawa? there's a 'works' right near my last apartment in the glebe...that indian restaurant across the street is pretty awesome too! i really miss the restaurants!

towniebastard said...

The Works is deeply awesome. Although I made myself sick from eating too much burger, with onion rings and a huge shake. I think I need to starve myself next time before going there.

Morena said...

I was dying to have a shake but knew it would just be too much. I may forgo the rings and try one.

Tara I was there last weekend to visit Jen. Back in the north now!