Food

East Vancouver Eats: Burgers at Fray on Fraser

By Grace Cheung | 10:36 am PST, Thu September 27, 2012 | Speak Up

After undergoing some changes at the restaurant, Fray is now more of a burger joint . They still have my favourite appetizers, the Portobello Fries, jenga-style no less. They are thick portobello strips double fried to a crispy exterior. The interior is crazy juicy, and these are definitely a must-try.

We tried three of their sandwiches, starting with the Mondo burger. This was served open faced, so you can clearly see the bacon, cheese & mushrooms. As expected, there is also lettuce, tomato and a smear of chipotle lime mayo on the other half of the bun. The burger tasted quite good, all the flavours coming together quite nicely. It’s what you would expect of a bacon, cheese burger. The best part is the bacon is not chopped up, and the two strips are

We also tried the Fraser Valley Shrimpboat. It’s a scoop of baby shrimp and red peppers salad, placed atop of some Pacific Smoked salmon and cucumbers. There was a touch more mayo than I liked, but you could actually see the shrimp inside. The addition of crispy capers gave the soft sandwich a nice bit of texture. We also got the Rosemary Chips that came with her entree, but they were more like taro chips than potato chips, very thick-cut.

I decided to go for the Whistler Burger, essentially the same thing as the Mondo burger, but with two topping additions. There was a fried egg & a few slices of beets. Not being a huge fan, that was swiftly removed. I’ve been told that this is an Aussie-style burger and they do put beets in their burgers! Instead of the basic lettuce/tomato that sat on the top of my bun, I put the lightly dressed greens there instead. It’s a tastier way to eat your veggies! I do like how they toasted their buns, but it was still too much bread for me. Located near Fraser & King Edward, Fray has one of the lowest corkage fee in the city at just $5.

Address:
3980 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC.

Phone Number:
(604) 558-3729

Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 11am-10:30pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm, 5pm-12am
Sunday: 9am-4pm, 5pm-10:30pm
Monday: Closed for private events, fundraisers, parties

Websitehttp://fray.me/

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Written By: Grace Cheung (@gracecheung604) | Visit me: www.gracecheung604.com

Speak Up

  • Dave

    I’m sorry, I don’t mean to make this a personal attack, but what credentials does Grace Cheung have to be a food critic? Evidently none:

    “This was served open faced, so you can clearly see the bacon, cheese & mushrooms.”

    “The burger tasted quite good, all the flavours coming together quite
    nicely. It’s what you would expect of a bacon, cheese burger. ”

    I mean, really? REALLY?

  • Kyle

    PLEASE stop using the flash on your camera phone. This article was terrible. Find someone decent to do these posts or stop posting them altogether, they’re doing NOTHING for the restaurants in question.

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