Nanzaro is like a pitbull. When they latch on to you they never let go. Nothing makes them let go of their deadly jaws.
For some unknown reason, he had been hankering Suanne and I for “gourmet” burgers … not just any burgers … but GOURMET burgers. McDonalds, Burger King and the likes will not do.
Nanzaro did some research over the net and narrowed his choices to either Splitz, Burger Etc or Moderne Burger. We settled for Splitz because the slogan on the http://splitzgrill.com website says “a true gourmet burger joint”.
It had been quite a while since Suanne and I last had burgers. Moreover, it is good to have non-Asian food for a change.
Splitz is located on Main St at 27th in Vancouver. This place is actually a spin off from the very popular burger joint in Whistler.
Ordering here requires you to go through the process of first placing your order at the front of the aisle. You then move on to the garnish station where you tell them the sauce and toppings you want. Most of the toppings are included in the price but some are extras, like sauteed mushrooms and bacon.
The dining area is spacious and clean. It was not really comfortable but I do think that this is really fast food where people pop in, grab a sandwich, eat and go.
Both Nanzaro and Arkensen ordered the Legendary Splitz Burger Combo. The combo costs $9.45 which included a small fries and small fountain drink. I am not sure why but Nanzaro ordered his pretty plain. He hates greens and so just opted for honey mustard despite me telling him he can have as many sauce or toppings he wants.
Despite the simple burger, it really looked very enticing — moist and juicy. This really shows how well they do burgers.
Arkensen had the same as Nanzaro’s but he had the basics … ketchup, honey mustard, tomato and lettuce.
Suanne and I shared a burger because we know it will be too much for if we ordered one for ourselves. We had the Grilled Lamb Burger (no combo) which costs $7.75. I asked for the Splitz Sauce and Medium Salsa for the sauce and everything but pickles (I don’t fancy pickles).
It was stacked up high.
It was quite hard and messy to eat because of its size.
We did not get the combo for the Lamb Burger because we wanted to try the Splitz Fries. We all love their fries — deep fried to a perfect crunch. The Splitz Fries had cheese and gravy … much like a poutine but not quite.
The Spiltz Fries costs $4.95 for a large one. One thing we like about this is that the cheese and gravy goes down to the bottom of the cup unlike most poutines we had that had the gravy and cheese curd only on the top. You need a fork to eat this.
Nanzaro was a happy camper alright. He decided to buy us a Sundae out of his angpow money he got from a Chinese New Year gathering the day before. The Sundae was $4.25 and he choosed Smarties for toppings.
The bill came to just under $40 (note that the Sundae was bought separately). Suanne and I likes their burgers but our boys love it more.
Before we left, they left their mark on the graffiti wall. This is what Nanzaro wrote …