|Cuisine Type |||American, Homestyle, Soups|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Patio Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Dining Alone, Family Style, Fireplaces|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||#9 and #99 on 10th Ave. West|
|Cross Street |||10th Ave. West and Trimble Street|
|(May-Sept): 11:30AM-10PM Harvest (Oct-Apr): 11AM-10PM Brunch is served every saturday and sunday from 11:30AM until 3:00PM|
Profile Last Updated: August 21, 2008
During the American Civil War, “burgoo,” sometimes called “Kentucky Burgoo,” gained popularity. Originally it contained small game meats like squirrel and rabbit or sometimes mutton. Potatoes, lima beans, okra and other vegetables were common ingredients, as was a thickening agent such as wheat or cornmeal. Today, burgoo is still a popular dish at large gatherings like church picnics in the southern United States, although more conventional meats are used. When it comes right down to it though, burgoo is just another word for stew, something the people at Burgoo Bistro know a lot about!
Soups, Stews and Much More
Burgoo Bistro focuses on what they call “food for comfort.” This includes classics such as their Kentucky Burgoo made with slow cooked meat, lima beans, corn, cabbage and okra. But Burgoo incorporates comfort foods from around the globe. Butter Chicken and Irish Stew made with Guinness-braised lamb are just some of their international offerings. Just about everything on the menu is labeled according to its place of origin. Try the Vegetable Harira soup made with Moroccan spiced vegetables and couscous or the local Pacific Chowder. They also have some great fondues. The Brie Fondue with roasted garlic, honey, thyme and white wine is great for sharing. It’s the kind of dish your mom would make if she had traveled the world, picking up recipes along the way.
Burgoo takes the season into consideration. While certain items stay on the menu year- round, they realize that you may not want to eat a hearty meal when it’s 30 degrees outside. That’s why they change things up according to the weather. In the summer they have chilled soups and lots of salads to choose from. And while it’s comforting to be able to sit down with your meal and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, you can also take Burgoo dishes home. Very comfortable indeed!