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LAist Eats Vancouver: Burger and Fries Edition

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Well, okay, we didn't really eat the whole city. But we did spend an extended long weekend there recently, and wanted to pass along some of our most delicious dining experiences. For those of you who make the trek to "Hollywood North" regularly, this may come in handy. For anyone else, it may just make you hungry.

No trip to Vancouver is complete (for us, at least) without hitting the Spot. The White Spot, that is. This longtime B.C. landmark chain serves up the best burgers in the West, complete with their signature "Triple-O" sauce. Our lunch selection was the Legendary Platter, which features their famous burger, a generous mound of bottomless fries (although there's never room for a second helping!), their tasty coleslaw, and we added a thick chocolate shake to round out the experience (and, we know, we know, our waistline--can't we have some fun?). Although my dining companions were able to wax nostalgic about the White Spot of yesteryear, we can see how they've grown with the times, and managed to stay an extremely successful chain since Nat Bailey opened the first drive-in location in 1928.

While their menu is ever evolving, we can't think of a time we strayed from the Legendary Platter, unless you count the pre-teen years, when their kids meal, "The Pirate Pak," did the trick. We've heard great things about their shrimp sandwich, and we can most assuredly vouch for their yummy pie. But traditions come to be for a reason, and this one sticks to our ribs. LA folk can surely relate to a burger loyalty; we know plenty a person who'll bring every out-of-town guest through the In-n-Out as soon as they pull into town!

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The White Spot has over 60 locations in British Columbia and Alberta. They are a casual restaurant, and the prices are very reasonable.