Hamburger acolytes, rejoice. Doug Stephen and Lindsey Mann are resurrecting their much-loved Merchant’s Workshop burger and pairing it with three new creations for a weekly tour de beef. Starting October 1, 2018 at noon, they are serving four varieties of hamburger every Monday at The DownLow Chicken Shack—and they are worth waiting in line for.
Using a custom grind of dry-aged beef from Two Rivers Meats and freshly baked buns from Livia Sweets, the couple grills four core burgers along with weekly specials, making the start to the workweek something to look forward to. The Merch Burger is a classic that’s topped with Merch sauce, lettuce, tomato, onions, house pickles, and cheddar, while the Fat Boy is loaded with Coney Island-style chili, cheddar cheese, mustard, mayonnaise, onions, house pickles, and lettuce. The All-American has special sauce, lettuce, cheddar, onions, and house pickles, and the Not In Kansas features house-made bourbon barbecue sauce, crispy onions, coleslaw, cheddar, charred jalapeño mayonnaise, house pickles, and pickled red onions.
DownLow’s seven-ounce patty is sure to satiate diehard carnivores, and there is also a junior 3.5-ounce option available. Bacon from Commercial Drive favourite J N & Z Deli can be added to any burger.
Featured sides include thyme-dusted fries, Caesar salad, and Backyard Slaw. But whatever happens, don’t sleep on the house-smoked onion rings. Stephen and Mann cold-smoke their sweet onions with applewood before battering and frying them; the end result is the stuff that dreams are made of.
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