I have been being really good sticking to a budget and not going out very much but it is the long weekend! Reg and I went out with Mike and Jen yesterday and went to Darrell’s Restaurant in downtown Halifax for linner, which is a late lunch that means I do not have to cook dinner. In a way, we got two meals for the price of one!
Above you will see my order. So many friends from Twitter and Facebook have mentioned Darrell’s award-winning Peanut Butter Burger that I just had to see what the fuss was about. I have long discovered how fabulous peanut butter and beef are together but never considered adding peanut butter as a condiment for a hamburger! The bacon was nice and thin, as well as crispy, so you weren’t fighting with your burger as you ate it. The bun was so soft and just the center was lightly crispy and crunchy from being grilled. Heaven! I hate dry crunchy buns that taste like styrofoam. These were absolute perfect, the best of both worlds.
The fries again, were so… perfect. I am using that word a lot here! Super seasoned and so colourful, my husband insists that to dunk them in ketchup was foodie blasphemy. So crispy and flavourful, these were some of the best fries I have ever had and I am not a fan of them in general. So good.
We sat downstairs because we came in through the back entrance. I found the dark Cheese Whiz wall colour a bit odd but realized that the wall colour matches their fries! You definitely get the university student hangout feeling on the bottom floor.
Jen got a pita, I believe it was the club, which also looked super impressive. I definitely will try and get that next time.
Mike also go the peanut butter burger and Reg got the B.L.T.C.M. which he raved about. This morning he said it was the best burger he ever had.
We all loved our food.
My dinner was just over $10 and this place was the perfect choice for gourmet flavours and generous portions on a budget. No wonder it is so popular with students!
We had to go upstairs and check out the rest for the restaurant. One area looks like a pizza parlour…
… And they had a great covered patio for those who like to eat outside. Makes me wish I lived in downtown Halifax!
I give our eating experience at Darrell’s four and a half out of five wooden spoons.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Cheese Whiz walls — perfect description!
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks Debra! 🙂
I have yet to travel down the road of PB and burgers, still trying to wrap my head around that combination of flavours lol…Um yah those fries really do match the walls, your platter looks absolutely delicious and so does the wrap!
It sounds superb! But wait, can you describe the PB burger a bit more? How are the beef and PB combined? I am very intrigued and this is the first I have heard of it. Thanks!
Suzie Ridler says
I was very worried when I ordered it Ava that I was going to be disappointed but hoped for the best and go lucky! Sarah, not sure if they add peanut butter to the patty itself but I think that would be the coolest idea for those that really love the flavour. I do know there is a light smear of it on the actual burger. It is not super overpowering, more subtle that deepens the flavours of the burger.