|Smashburger opened July 3, 2013 in Sherwood Park|
So, you are probably wondering, what makes Smashburger different then others? First off, Smashburger wants to give you a "better burger" experience. All of their burgers are made fresh from 100 per cent never frozen Certified Angus Beef smashed on a 400 degree flat grill. For the restaurants in Alberta, they hope to have a menu that is regional - such as having an Edmonton Smashburger, Edmonton Smashchicken and Saskatoon Berry shakes.
There is the option of creating your own burger, but most of the signature choices or classics had what we wanted. We ended up ordering 4 burgers and almost all options of sides possible. They weren't ready with the fried pickles yet; so maybe sometime in the future you will see them at this location.
In order to truly test the flavours of each burger, we split each burger up. Of the burgers we ordered, I enjoyed the Classic Smash and the Avocado Club. The meat in both retained its juice and went well with the rest of the condiments - ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes etc.. on the Classic Smash and avocado, bacon, tomato and ranch dressing on the Avocado Club.
|Avocado Club: fresh avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, ranch|
dressing & mayo on a multi-grain bun (reg size- $6.99). Veggie frites on the side ($3.99)
|The spicy one- Spicy Baja - fresh Jalapeños, guacomole, pepper jack, lettuce, |
tomato, onion, chipotle mayo on a spicy chipotle bun ($6.99) with smashfries ($2.49).
Now for the sides. The winner of the night at our table was most definitely the sweet potato fries (pictured above with the BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar sandwich). Perfect crunch, not too much oil or salt. It also stayed crispy while we dined. The next favourite was the classic smashfries. Like most people have mentioned, the addition of rosemary, olive oil and garlic are a perfect combination. We also had the poutine. Like all classic poutines there was a good balance of cheese curds to gravy. Unfortunately, the gravy and the salt on the fries, made this particular side rather salty.
Overall, everyone had a good meal at Smashburger in Sherwood Park. I would definitely go back if I was in the area. Hopefully there will be plans for a Smashburger in Edmonton in the future as that would make it way more accessible the next time I'm craving a fresh burger.
If you're wanting a chance to try out Smashburger you can find it at #535 5000 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park AB. Truthfully, finding it at first can be tricky. Since I'm a visual person, this Smashburger location is in a small food complex across from the Winners and Bulk Barn.
You can also a look at these other reviews from fellow food bloggers to see what they thought of their Smashburger experience:
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535-5000 Emerald Drive
Sherwood Park, AB