Bistro no. 107 - Gourmet Burgers

Bistro No. 107 is located at  107 Chestnut St. on the corner of S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. in downtown Mount Shasta. This location has been a restaurant for as long a I can remember. It was Willy's Bavarian Restaurant in the 90's then The Goat. Serge bought it a few years ago and now they specialize in gourmet burgers.

Halibut Burger on a brioche bun (it comes on focaccia) with a green salad and blue cheese dressing.

Halibut Burger on a brioche bun (it comes on focaccia) with a green salad and blue cheese dressing.

 Bistro No. 107 has a clean European vibe with inside/outside seating or you can sit at the bar. Our server was Donny, he was lively with a friendly attitude, just what we wanted for a Sunday lunch. My friend Lynn and chose to sit inside in the air conditioned dinning room. 

Wait to be Seated and check out what's on tap.

Wait to be Seated and check out what's on tap.

I had the halibut burger, the patty includes spinach and peppers giving it lots of flavor. For my side I chose a green salad with blue cheese. I'm not a fan of focaccia so I had the halibut burger on their brioche bun. The pickled onions added just the right amount of tartness and crunch. The burger went well with the Etna Blackberry Blonde. When we got our food the kitchen had our sides on the wrong plates, so they happily straightened it out.

California Garden Burger with lots of topping and sweet potato fries.

California Garden Burger with lots of topping and sweet potato fries.

Lynn had the California Garden Burger, a house made veggie burger with sweet potato fries. She said the burger was a little hard to eat, because the veggie patty didn't hold together so well, but it was tasty so she had no trouble finishing it up with a fork. The kitchen forgot the arugula, but it was stacked tall with avocado, alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes and red onion, so she didn't miss the addition layer of lettuce. Neither of us had room for dessert!

Check the chalkboard for daily specials, soup of the day and desserts.

Check the chalkboard for daily specials, soup of the day and desserts.

My daughter enjoyed the pineapple hard cider she had when we ate at the Klamath Basin Brewing Co. and when I told her the Bistro No. 107 had it on the menu we made plans to go eat on the following Thursday when Shelly and Chris go off of work. Both Chris and Shelly were happy with the Pineapple Hard Cider. I thought it had more pineapple flavor than the Ace brand she had in Oregon.

Shelly and Chris split the Blue Cheese Burger with sweet potato fries and garlic aioli. I had a Classic Burger with a green salad and house made 1000 Island dressing. The garlic aioli is a creamy garlicky dip for the perfectly cooked sweet potato fries.

The Classic Burger comes with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. It makes for a tall burger!

The Classic Burger comes with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. It makes for a tall burger!

We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and the food. The menu has something for everybody, including vegetarians. On my two trips last week we all ordered burgers, but there are salads and other items to try...next time.

Blue cheese burger with bacon and a side of sweet potato fries served with garlic aioli.

Blue cheese burger with bacon and a side of sweet potato fries served with garlic aioli.

Dunsmuir Brewery Works - Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Dunsmuir Brewery Works - Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Opps! I was really hungry and dug into my sandwich and ate the entire salad forgetting to take the picture first. As you can see I barely touched the German Grose. That's how hungry I was! It was very good!

Opps! I was really hungry and dug into my sandwich and ate the entire salad forgetting to take the picture first. As you can see I barely touched the German Grose. That's how hungry I was! It was very good!

One of my favorite eateries in South Siskiyou County is the Dunsmuir Brewery Works. When I ate there about a month ago, I had a burger to go and a beer while I waited. I told myself I would order the Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich the next time I went. When DBW first opened they didn’t even have a burger on their menu so I usually ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich. It was always a flavorful sandwich that I wanted to eat again. I went south on Sunday with a friend and remembered that I wanted to order the pork sandwich. It was even better than I recalled. The meat was cooked nicely with nice smokey BBQ flavor. I think they add caramelized onions that sweeten and enrich the BBQ sauce.

My friend had the Seafood Louie Salad with trout that the brewery folks smoke on-site. My friend said the salad was “perfectly dressed with the perfect amount of dressing.” I can agree with that. When eating out I often order dressing on the side to avoid having a salad drowning in dressing. At DBW for the side I ordered a green salad with tomato vinaigrette dress. The salad is made with spring greens, long green beans and it had the perfect amount of dressing on it.

The beer menu had many interesting options. To accompany my sandwich I had the German Gose beer, which was refreshing crisp with citrus undertones...delicious! They change their ale style brew along with seasons offering lighter crisper beers in the summer and heavier beers in the winter.

They make their own root beer and offer root beer floats for a summer treat.

Dunsmuir Brewery Works is a family owned and operated micro-brew pub serving very tasty food in the charming historic district of downtown Dunsmuir. Their menu focuses on lunch and dinners with daily specials. There is live music most weekends. The venue is family friendly, even the patio is dog friendly. During the summer they are open 7 days a week.

Read my interview with owners Aaron Greener and David Clarno and get their recipe for their Warm German Style Potato Salad