I first told you about this new Hastings Street diner last month, and have been back a number of times with various friends and family members. There's nothing mind-blowing here about the food, which is kind of the point. Diner classics, really well executed, it a friendly, unpretentious environment.
Yesterday was my first crack at their burger. Now, I'm not one of those overly critical navel gazing burger Nazis from the various Burger Clubs scattered across the map. I mean, seriously, it's a burger: meat, bun, condiments. The moment a discussion on burgers breaks into a flame war ... well, you're taking yourself way too seriously.
Having said that, the burger at Red Wagon is top notch. Good Bun:Meat ratio, fresh toppings ... the bacon and cheddar I added were ... um ... baconny and cheesey. Like I said, it's a burger. No unctuous needed. The fries were also excellent; the kind you'd order after school, and devour with great enthusiasm with an ice cold Coke. I see a poutine in my future.