RIP Burbs Bistro in Pickering, Hello KB in Whitby
Burbs Bistro in Pickering has closed. But the chef, Kevin Brown, has opened a new place called "KB" (kbfood.com) on the main street of Whitby, across the road from Nice Bistro. The good news is, KB may be better than Burbs!
I found the food at Burbs to be tasty, well-priced, but a bit boring. KB is explicitly trying to fix this, with a reasonably priced menu that changes frequently, and a focus on local, seasonal ingredients. I have been twice since it opened two months ago, and there has been considerable turnover on the menu.
The fact is, some dishes were very good, some could be better, most were interesting, and none were definitively bad. Everything we had was new to the menu this week. On our first visit two weeks ago, four of the six dishes we tried were hits -- that's what brought us back so soon. And the prices are very reasonable.
Bottom line: We have a shortage of good restaurants out here, so a decent one that regularly changes its menu is a valuable addition.