The Cannibal Cafe is all about burgers and they do them up right. The menu includes a selection of signature special burgers as well as a build your own option. Head there and build-your-own killer burger to pair up with a pint of Parallel 49 Brewing’s Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale.The Cannibal Cafe uses organic, grass-fed beef that is ground in house so you can choose between one 6oz patty cooked the way you like it or get two 3oz patties to make it a double. I opted to keep things simple and went for double patty option topped with applewood smoked bacon, Canadian cheddar and my favourite thing, an over easy fried egg. This burger was awesome, a basic burger done to perfection. The bun is soft, the beef is tasty and juicy and the veggies are fresh. The applewood smoked bacon added a nice salty and smoky flavour, the cheddar was deliciously melty between the two patties and the fried egg did its thing by oozing all over the burger.If you follow my lead and go for this burger then pair it up with a Parallel 49 Brewing Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale and your day will be made. This malt forward ruby ale went great with the burgers flavours, and its hoppy dry finish refreshed the mouth between bites. So if you’re looking a great burger from a place that is known for just that, paired with what’s quickly becoming a staple craft beer in this city, then head to The Cannibal Cafe for This Sandwich (Burger) and That Beer.Head to www.cannibalcafe.ca and www.parallel49brewing.com for more info. Follow them both on Twitter @TheCannibalCafe and @Parallel49Beer and follow me @TSTB_blog. Head to Legacy Liquor Store to find this beer and others to take home.
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