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May 12, 2010 09:08 PM

Nimby Burger opening in Kits

The members of the Fuller family who own Joey's will be opening a burger and shake window called Nimbys on Yew and Cornwall. It's attached to Local (the end part nearest Yew) which I believe they also own but take great pains not to mention in the press release.

"Though Nimby Burger at Kits Beach will be a casual, walk-up window, the focus is still on fresh, quality ingredients. The burgers and cheeseburgers are made from 100 per cent premium chuck beef and topped with crisp lettuce and red ripe tomatoes. Nimby’s French fries are made from hand-cut Yukon Gold potatoes, which are fried to order and sea-salted. A chocolate, strawberry or vanilla ice cream milkshake tops off the perfect seaside meal."

Not sure if they plan to use the same burger patties and fries as the Local kitchen but it should be fun to check it out in any case. Projected opening May 21.

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  1. That will be a boon to the Kits Beach area! I could see picking up a burg and trotting across to the beach with it. But I'm dubious about Yukon Golds as fry material... will have to give it a try.

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    1. re: grayelf

      I also love the use of the much abused phrase "hand-cut". As if. Hand cranked perhaps, but I'd be more excited if they used the term "double fried".

      To be fair I'm more than happy to eat humble "fry" if the fries are actually hand cut.

      I've had the burger at Local and it is not bad (especially the one with the jalapenos). So, if that's their model then I'm happy to have that as takeout. Their fries on the other hand were ok once they were sent back to be crisped up.

        1. re: LotusRapper

          Press release-speak really cheeses me out. "Crisp lettuce and red ripe tomatoes" doesn't really say ANYTHING. You could use that phrase to describe any typical bland supermarket produce.

        2. re: eatrustic

          Although I grilled burgers up for dinner last night I happened to be walking by the now open Nimby this afternoon and decided to take one for the team. They're set up like the classic retro burger joint with the wedge shaped paper hats and bowling shirts with logos. They could have modernized things up a bit with unbleached bags though...

          I ordered the cheeseburger with fries: total $6.80. These are totally different burgers from Local.
          The patty is very thin and the burger comes garnished with pickle, tomato, lettuce and a bit too much of a Ranch style sauce. The fries are pretty decent, thin cut with bits of peel still on. Definitely not crispy but then what take-out fries are.

          All in all not bad for a burger by the beach although I wouldn't drive across town for one.

      1. For the last few years during our July visits to Vancouver (from San Francisco) we were told at burger places that they were absolutely prohibited from serving rare hamburgers. Is this still the case?

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        1. re: arnoldnoe

          medium rare is fine, so i'd imagine rare would be a go as well