The Simple, No-Fuss Burger You’ve Always Wanted

This burger from from Monarch might just be the Platonic ideal.

October 12, 2017

By Vancouver Magazine / Photo: Clinton Hussey / Food Styling: Lawren Monetta

There’s been a lot of ink spilled in praise of the return of the burger, but what most spots forget is that this food staple is not a canvas on which to paint your foie gras, ground short rib and manchego aspirations. It’s a burger. Chef Robert Belcham knows this, and that’s why he keeps it simple at Monarch Burger: local beef, aged 45 days and ground fresh daily. It gets a soft bun lightly browned, iceberg lettuce, processed cheese, tomatoes, some house-made bread-and-butter pickles and secret sauce. Voilà—messy perfection for the honest price of $11 ($12 gets you a beer, too, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.). 

Monarch Burger

926 Main St.
(located inside the American pub)

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