Friday, February 25, 2011

Boogie's Burgers

Boogie's Burgers have been around sense 1969 and I recall frequenting here when I was a child growing up in Calgary. I will always remember Faye and Sam who once owned Boogie's use to be a very small drive through building we would go on the weekends and Faye was very friendly remembered everyone. Faye would talk with my parents every time I think that was part of the charm she treated you like family I use to get the Sam burger with bacon, onion rings and a coke one of my favorites.
I believe Faye and Sam retired and traveled back to France which Faye spoke fondly of to my parents so often. I thought they gave the business to their son who currently operates but it's been a very long time sense I went for a visit. I made the trek over to Boogie's today as I have been sampling burgers across Canada and United States over the past year time to compare.
First I was taken back upon entering the restaurant expecting the same, Time has changed this once loved burger place of my childhood. The decor has some of the old and allot of the new as well expansion for more interior seating. Once was a small store front with maybe enough room for 8 people with a video arcade game, with more tables and luchador mask decorating odds and ends. The atmosphere has definitely changed with the new era of Boogie's.
Once were Faye welcomed customers and Sam flipping burgers on the grill the 2 were in harmony, now 3 guys work the counter and not as friendly. Very personable yes but no flair or pure welcoming to see their customers, they tasked away on the grill and made small effort in making me feel welcome, big shoes to fill in comparison.
I watched the grill and saw a very familiar sight from a previous visit to Red Mill Burgers in Seattle a mountain pile of bacon stacked 12inches high beside the grill a craft of a popular burger joint.

Ordering the Double Patty burger remembering the Patty's to be thin and though 2 would be enough, the burger seems larger than but still had the special sauce. Flavor has not changed much from the past, super messy and massive burger for $6 the bun was larger than my hand. Very good burger to enjoy with fries and small drink will cost you $13 a bit pricey but nice indulgence you won't be disappointed with freshness and very little grease.
The new look, feel and warmth left me with a different impression, the food will bring me back classic burger big portions and freshness. Located on Edmonton trail between 16 Ave and Memorial Drive a hidden gem that should be on your Calgary must eat places for the burger.

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