The Dot Com Diet @ Feenies

by Ed Lau on September 18, 2007

Feenie's, Feenie Burger, Ed Lau, Rob Feenie

Once in awhile, you just feel like having a truly decadent lunch and…today was one such day. The usual group of Vancouver Dot Com-ers (myself, John Chow and his wife Sarah, Greg Morgan, Michael Kwan, Leo Chiang, Stephen Fung, and Gary Ng) decided to go to Feenie’s on West Broadway and try their burger. That’s right, a burger.

Now you might be thinking to yourself “What’s so decadent about a burger?!” but this is not the sort you’ll find at McDonald’s. If you order the Feenie’s burger fully loaded, it comes with beef short ribs and pan seared foie gras. That’s right, foie gras on a burger. The Feenie Burger starts with a 100% certified Angus beef, with sauteed mushrooms, cheese and bacon. That sounds pretty good already and is a reasonable $16 with a serving of fries.

Feenie's, Feenie Burger, Rob Feenie

The extras is where it starts to get crazy. Pan seared foie gras and beef short ribs adds another $32 and a nice side salad for another $3.

Feenie's, Feenie Burger, Stephen Fung, Rob Feenie

The burger is massive. I could barely fit it in my mouth…someone is going to get lockjaw from eating this thing…but it was delicious. The beef patty and short ribs are so juicy and well seasoned. The foie gras is soft and rich, somewhat like a cheese in a burger.

Feenie's, Feenie Burger, Rob Feenie

The salad was very refreshing but the fries were a bit soft and greasy. Stephen was crazy enough to get a poutine instead of fries.

This isn’t the sort of burger you’d want to be eating on a regular basis, not only due to the $60 price tag but because it’s probably loaded in calories and fat. The bill, after our waiter tacked on a 17% since we had 8 people, the bill came close to $600 for our table.

Feenie's, Feenie Burger, Ed Lau, Rob Feenie

…now excuse me while I go for a bike ride to see if I can work this meal off…

in Food and Fine Dining

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

krillz September 18, 2007 at 3:33 pm

damn that’s a lot of money to spend on a hamburger.
It’s funny how some can’t afford a $1 meal and some spend near $100 for lunch.
Dude but if you have the $ hell go for it, I bet it tasted really good for that price :P
Hell much things would taste good if you pay almost $100 for it.


Leo September 18, 2007 at 4:51 pm

It was good, I was an early skeptic since I would normally never spend $50 for a burger. I guess I can afford to splurge from time to time ;)


Debo Hobo September 18, 2007 at 5:37 pm

I wonder what Poutine is?


Ed Lau September 18, 2007 at 7:02 pm

Poutine is fries covered with gravy and cheese curds.


Matt September 18, 2007 at 10:06 pm

Yes, and they’re damn tasty. :P They’re more of a Canadian thing…


ms danielle September 18, 2007 at 7:14 pm

dude that burger looks hella bomb… minus the foie gras…


Leo September 18, 2007 at 8:06 pm

The foie gras is what set it apart from other burgers.


Leo September 18, 2007 at 9:14 pm

I’m hungry now :(
I feel like another burger.


Gdog September 18, 2007 at 10:01 pm

haha, what are you doing tomorrow for lunch? Feenie’s again? This time we’ll order one to eat in, and one to go!


Leo September 18, 2007 at 11:33 pm

LOL, I’m on set tomorrow so I’ll be getting a free catered lunch ;)


Leo September 20, 2007 at 10:40 am

I had some awesome beef brisket for lunch, mmmmm!


kenny September 20, 2007 at 12:12 am

Burger looks tasty, and just like Danielle says… minus the foie gras. Give some nasty food (liver) a fancy name, and people will pay big money to eat it.


Leo September 20, 2007 at 10:42 am

It’s a lot cheaper at Chinese restaurants ;)

Reply September 22, 2007 at 10:55 am

lol the most expensive burger I’ve ever heard of

Reply September 22, 2007 at 10:59 am

Lol and i love how google puts a Healthy Living Ad on top of this post


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