get out of my usual ritual of Elements, Dups, Sachi Sushi and Pasta Lupino, I
found myself grabbing a burger at Dusty’s Bar and Grill in Creekside.
Just a hop
skip and a stumble from Bayshores, I thought why not try out what’s for eating
in my own neighbourhood? Other than the usual Sunday morning breaky at the
Southside Diner – some rituals should always be, well rituals.
French toast with side order of two eggs over easy wasn’t an option at 8 p.m.,
no more than my in-case-of-emergency can of baked brown beans blankly staring
at me from the drawer in my empty search for a quickie dinner.
favourite place for après with mountain-sized beers and nachos with a side of
The Hairfarmer’s live music set, I had never really considered Dusty’s a dinner
I passed by
the salad, sandwich and entrée sections of the menu with prices ranging from $7
to $12 and went straight for the burger highlights. The winning burger from the
Canadian BBQ Championships held last summer in Whistler was featured on the
menu. If it’s good enough for veteran barbecue judges, I’m sure my taste buds
of beef patty with pulled pork, thin crispy onions, tomato and lettuce
satisfied my burger craving, with my friend only too grateful to polish off the
other half that I couldn’t finish. Bring your appetite for these brutes. Or
maybe, it was because I polished off the butt-rub fries, every last one of
them. And yes, that’s butt-rub as in just slap it on your thighs with the
coordinated butt-rub mayo dip. The butt-rub spice is the same they use on their
For once, I
didn’t have to ask if I could have half fries and salad with my burger. The
Dusty’s champ comes that way. Mixed greens with balsamic was a nice surprise.
My only complaint ist that the fridge must have been in overdrive because the
salad was frozen. But the beer was icy cold as well, so who can really
surprise of the evening was the apple crumble with ice cream for dessert. It
really tasted like something my mom used to make. Apples were still firm, not
too sweet and I scraped the plate clean. I was glad I paced myself with the
It was a
beautiful day in the neighbourhood at Dusty’s with burger and fry staples,
friendly service and only a walk away from home.