Vancouver's Moderne Burger Reopens After Fire
As we clicked through Mr. Tanglao's photos, his enthusiasm for the place proved catching. Apparently, he's not the only one who's wild for it. Other Moderne fans placed signs somewhere near the joint, pleading for it to reopen:
Customers' notes made the paper:
Even Roland and his wife, who we gather have a baby Tanglao, got in on the signage action, writing a note on a banner outside the restaurant. Looks like the baby's old enough to eat solid food and mom and dad want to make him a moderne (little) man:
But what makes Moderne so good? Mr. Tanglao explains:
All burgers are fresh and hand-made. No mass produced burgers. Just pure honest to goodness beef. The fries are cut when you order And the shakes are beautiful and thick. About their only other concession to the 21st century is the inclusion of veggie, turkey, salmon and chicken burgers. The rest of the menu is pretty much standard diner fare: burgers, shakes, cherry cokes, vanilla cokes, etc....
The food is first rate: the burgers are juicy and good and the shakes refreshing. And the ambiance is just right. Cool vintage style paired with vintage 50s and 40s big band music. If you close your eyes, it's easy to imagine you are back in the 40s and 50s.
Sounds good, and the burger (above) looks crisp-juicy, just the way we like 'em. We'd be eager to hear whether Baby Tanglao ever got that first burger his parents promised him.
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