Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pub Mc Carold's

Last Saturday, we were supposed to go out to eat with friends and at the last minute, they canceled :( SO we decided to go out anyway and went to Mc Carold's pub a couple blocks away. I know them as the best freaking burger place around. And they didn't dissapoint!!!

We sat down and got the menus very quickly and subsequently got our food and beverages quickly as well. Just the way I like it :) I took the Ballymore (bacon, swiss cheese, mushrooms--9.95$) and Isa took the Cheesy Jack (poutine with beer and mustard cheese and some fried onions on top with a Jack ddaniels gravy!--6.75$ for a small one and 9.75$ for a big one--she took the small one but thye gave her the big one!!). My burger was sooo good: moist, crunchy bacon goodness with enough cheese compared to other places where they put a hint of cheese in there. Isa's poutine was good. Even I liked it and I usually don't like poutine, so that one was a winner. The crunchy onions on top were a great touch! I must also mention that they use une huile sans gras trans pour les frites AND that you can make any burger a veggie burger.

We took a litre (24$) of sangria(which turned out to be a tad too much but hell...) and it was pretty good. Not the best ever, and I think we can make a better one but for a bar, pretty good. We ordered it and about 5 minutes later, it was on our table. It's always so satisfying to get your shiz quickly after ordering it! Oh and might I say that it was a BIG litre!

The atmosphere of the place was good: people talking--it was pretty full--and the Beatles playing on the stereo. That was enjoyable!

As I mentioned before, Isa had ordered a small poutine and she got a big one so they just let her have it for the price of the smaller version. More food for us! Hahaha!

So for the scores:

Food: We both agree on 8/10
Service: 8/10

I must mention that its not the first time we go there and their interac/credit machine is not working. And you know, when there's a note in the door right in front of you, you barely ever see it so we ate and then gave her cards and she said 'didn't you see the note???'. BAH. So Isa, lovely girlfriend that she is, ran home to transfer herself some money and then got some money out and came back. That was a hassle though and not very cool.

Apart from that, a very good place! If you are looking for a good burger(or poutine) and you've tried of Frites Alors! a couple times and weren't satisfied with their DRY burgers, go to McCarold's, corner of Lacombe and Côte-des-Neiges.

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