I'd stumbled into trying various portobello burgers (at Meet in Gastown and a really nice one at Caliburger so far) so I was glad the veggie burger option at White Spot was also a portobello.
Pot of "Premium" Tea ($3.25)
- Instead of asking what I wanted they suggested one. Not sure if this is the new trend as I experienced the same at a Starbucks recently.
- I do not remember being asked which side I wanted. Just came with the coleslaw, which tasted ok.
- I asked for my endless fries to be substituted for the Warm Potato Salad.
- Interesting sriracha goat cheese, which had just enough heat to give you a bit of buzz in the mouth but not enough to actually even count as mildly spicy.
- The patty was actually quite decent with some flavour that the rest of the burger did not overshadow -- something that can happen with too much sauce.
- Looked like just enough slices of portobello to cover the patty so every bite has mushroom, but for a mushroom burger I couldn't register the flavour with each bite. So don't think of this as a portobello burger per se, just a veggie burger.
- If you're looking specifically for portobello in your burger then this is sort of a dud. Try Caliburger instead, which has a "patty" that is a thick, juicy, portobello.
- Overall pretty decent for a burger and if you add the sides you automatically get, this is actually a pretty filling lunch for your money.
- Large smashed chunks of potato.
- Looks like chopped up bits of pickle are in there as well, which gives you the occasional tangy taste that helps to make eating this salad non-monotonous and not heavy feeling -- something which could happen with a more mono-tasting potato dish like endless fries.