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Harvey’s Bacon Poutine Burger is like Canada Day on a bun!!!!

Duuuude, does it even get any more Canadian than this!!!???? You’ve got a Made in Canada burger chain, serving Canadians from coast to coast since 1959, rolling out a limited edition homage to one of the greatest culinary creations in Canadian history. Shut the back door, eh?

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Do not adjust your monitor settings, son! They really do take a flame-grilled Angus burger, stick some GFC–gravy, fries & curds–on it, and then top it anyway you want it (if that’s the way you need it)! This burger is on a journey to the centre of my piehole–don’t you stop believin’, bro!!!!

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Of course, you can’t order an Ultimate Canadian Bacon Poutine Burger with a side salad. I’m pretty sure that’s illegal in at least two or three provinces. So I went all in and doubled my bet with a side of bacon poutine. Cuz why settle for just one poutine when you can have two, eh????

It’s like a pizza sub on top of a burger, bro!

Now, if you’ve ever been down to the ballpark in Hotlanta, they’ve got this honky-tonk redonkadonk culinary creation called The Burgerizza. This dish is so outta bounds bro, it ended up in the visitor’s dugout! You’ve got a 20-ounce patty between two eight-inch pizzas…I’m getting fatter just by thinking about it! Now Harvey’s Pizza Burger, well, let’s just say it pales by comparison:

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Don’t get me wrong, I was totally prepared to hate this, bro. I was gonna be all like “This pizza burger is a pizza crap!” … but then it turned out to be magically delicious. Basically, you’ve got all the ingredients of a pizza sub—pepperoni, cheese ‘n pizza sauce—on top of a Harvey’s charbroiled burger. I only added toppings I’d actually put on a pizza, so, y’know, ixnay on the ettucelay! And hey, as strange as it sounds, this combination actually works. Maybe next time I’m at Subway, I’m gonna ask them to put a burger on my pizza sub, son!!!

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But of course, you know that itty, bitty burger wasn’t gonna fill me up, buttercup! So I ordered a side of Buffalo chicken poutine, which just might be the funkiest thing on the menu. They take a chicken burger, douse it in Red Hot Sauce, then chop it up and put it on top of cheese curds, gravy and fries (which happens to be the Quebec version of Triple B – Vive la CCGF, mon fils)! Again, you wouldn’t think this would work…but the hot sauce actually goes well with the gravy. My only complaint is that they don’t cut the chicken into smaller pieces, cuz nobody eats poutine with a knife, bro!!!!!!

How to make a better Swiss Mushroom Melt than Harvey’s

As far as limited-time offers go, Harvey’s swiss mushroom melt is far superior to its puketastic pulled-pork sandwich. (Trust me, you should be glad you missed it.) But it’s still not next-level, shut-the-front-door, supercalifragilsitic burger bliss, bro. So I’ve decided to make me a better one.

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So, I started with these Butcher’s Cut beef burgers, which were on sale at Longo’s. I don’t always buy frozen burgers, but when I do, I fry ‘em up in a goddamn pan:

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Now, once I got the burgers cooked on one side, I drop the cheese on top, so it melts right in. They don’t do this at Harvey’s, but they should, cuz it makes shit taste better. I also chuck some mushrooms into the pan, although I don’t think it makes much difference, cuz they came out of a can.

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Now, that’s a pair of pretty good burgers right there, but hold on to yer seatbelts, cuz I’m about to kick it into overdrive! I’m adding some jala-at-yer-pino peppers and some crunchy Rold’s Gold pretzels to take these burgers to the next level:

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OK, let’s break it down. You’ve got some nice backyard BBQ flavour from the beef, with some melty, chewy cheese, a little heat from the peppers, and an added crunch from the pretzels. I’ve also added some honey garlic BBQ sauce for just a little bit of sweetness. Dude, this dish takes Harvey’s down to downtown Flavourtown, flips it upside down, and goes back up for the rebound. These burgers are bananas, bro, and bananas are good!

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Next time, I think I’ll pass on the pulled-pork party…

(Originally written October 30, 2014)

Nowadays, it seems that the hottest trend in fast food is pulled pork.  Hell, even my local Longo’s grocery store is serving up pulled-pork pizza, and I’m pretty sure the second period of the last Flames game I watched was brought to you by Swanson’s Hungry-Man Pulled Pork Dinner.  Can I just say that I wouldn’t eat Hungry-Man Pulled Pork even if they were all out of Beer Battered Chicken & Cheese Fries.  But if you put it on a burger, well, I guess I’ll try it at least once.

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Wendy’s not only puts pulled pork in a sandwich, they also put it on poutine, and give you three different sauces to choose from.  To be honest, the pork sandwich wasn’t bad, despite the generic coleslaw glopped in on top.  The spicy sauce definitely gave it some kick!  But when you throw some pork atop fast-food grade poutine, and swirl in some BBQ sauce on top, well, it’s just about le bad trip du siècle.  And what’s with the red onions!?

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Do you even need to zoom in to tell that the pulled-pork product on top of this Harvey’s hamburger is definitely disgusting?  I dunno guy, but I’m pretty sure they only place they pulled this from was a plastic bag.  And I’ve even had better burgers at a food court–although, to be fair, I’m talkin’ bout the Urban Eatery.