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New spot for burgers and beers opens in downtown Abbotsford

Making the most of nearby farms and suppliers, this is one locally-focused burger spot to put on your Fraser Valley must-try list

Downtown Abbotsford's food scene has really revved up in recent years, and lots of eyes have been on a little space at the corner of Essendene and Montrose as its evolved a couple of times. Recently the corner has come to life again thanks to the launch of a new burger spot called BRGR BRGR.

For 13 years, 33758 Essendene Ave was home to Mitch Miller's, a low-key casual Canadian cafe. Then, in early 2019, the space was reborn as Little Brother, a cozy, modern brunch-focused restaurant. Sadly, Little Brother folded just a few months later, and the restaurant has been empty since the end of July 2019.

BRGR BRGR opened up in February, and they're all about the burgers, fries, and beers.

Making the most of nearby farms and suppliers, BRGR BRGR's menu features burgers using Lepp farm beef, Jerk-style or fried chicken from Rossdown Farms, as well as Beyond Meat burgers.

Sides include beer-battered fries, crunch panko crusted onion rings, slaw, or a kale Caesar. They're also offering kids' meal combos, and an ice cream cookie "smash" dessert featuring scoops from nearby Birchwood Dairy.

There's a slew of housemade condiments, like Bacon Jam, a Creamy Thai dipping sauce, or a Peach BBQ sauce, along with a house burger sauce, and a few others.

And of course, they're pouring local craft beer, wine, and cider.

The retailers and restaurateurs of Downtown Abby are a close knit bunch, focused on raising the community's rep as a go-to spot for locals and visitors alike. You'll find incredible bakeries, pressed juice, coffee, craft beer, and upscale casual eats in the area, and there's a great sense of welcoming and mutual respect. Add BRGR BRGR to the list of locally-focused spots that reflect the refreshed Abbotsford.

BRGR BRGR is located at 3758 Essendene Ave in Abbotsford. They're open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.