Saturday, June 25, 2011

Under Construction

Tilted Grill
1800 4th St. SW
I met up with Megan last week for lunch. She just got a job in NYC and is gonna be rolling with the big boys soon. We headed to Tilted Grill in Mission for some street food in a restaurant setting. Taking over the location vacated by BLVD, Tilted Grill opened just recently (in the last month or so) and is actually still under construction. An exciting new front patio is still to come.
We ordered the gogi sliders to start. Tender pieces of beef were marinated and grilled in bulgogi sauce (Korean Barbecue sauce - AKA the best sauce ever), stuffed in a squishy mini burger bun with shredded lettuce and carrots. Our waitress kept asking for our feedback on the sliders as they were still looking to fine tune it to perfection. I thought it had a nice amount of spiciness. But I'm a bit of a wimp. So maybe I'm not the best judge for it. Very flavourful and probably my favorite dish of the day. An order came with three burgers and there was only two of us. I would have fought Megan for the last one but since I'm such a gentleman, we decided to split it in half like civilized people. Seeing me struggle with cutting the slider (Read: completely butchering it), Megan gave me a hand by pawing over the entire burger. Sick! I think it was her plan along! But girl cooties (just kidding) isn't gonna stop me from devouring this tasty slider. It is interesting to note that despite having names that sound like appetizers, they are actually quite large (the sliders anyway) in size and I probably could have just eaten it as my main.

For my main, I had the calamari tacos with a corn chowder soup as my side. Three flour tortilla were stuffed with grilled calamari, shredded lettuce, salsa and topped an insanely large amount of ground pepper. My mouth felt like it was on fire and I couldn't taste anything but the pepper. The texture of the calamari was really chewy. Wasn't a super huge fan. This was definitely a step down from the gogi sliders. As mentioned in some of the other blogs posts, this dish was quite white and lacks colour. Maybe they should move the salsa on top to add some colour. That and perhaps it would be less of a soggy mess as it is now.

The soup on the other hand was quite good. Very hearty and flavourful. I actually forgot to take a picture of it before digging in until Megan reminded me. Hence the sloppy presentation. It's a little spicy but nothing over the top.

Atmosphere: 8 out of 10. The interior is quite nice but a majority of the points is based on the potential of the large patio outside.
Food: 7 out of 10. Still a work in progress. Has potential though. The gogi sliders were really good so definitely go with that if you can't decide what you want.
Presentation: 6 out of 10. The calamari taco definitely needs some work. It's like a polar bear blinking in the blizzard.
Price: 7 out of 10. Decently priced.
Service: 8 out of 10. Great service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the dishes and always asking for feedback on how to improve it. A tad on the slow side.
Overall: 7 out of 10. Decent overall. I'd go back.

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  1. Thanks for the review! I think I may still go try it out... those sliders look very appetizing! :)

  2. Yeah definitely check it out and let me know what you think!