In August, Parkdale’s hardware-store-turned-restobar Parts and Labour scored the title for Best Burger in Toronto on CMT’s new reality food show Burger Wars, triumphing over both Burger’s Priest and Dangerous Dan’s. Now the owners are taking the battle off-air with a brand-new burger shop just doors down from the Priest’s new west-end location. Opening in early December at 507 Queen West (i.e. the space recently vacated by White Squirrel Snack Shop), The P&L Burger will have the same rustic-industrial feel as the Parkdale original, but the menu will be entirely devoted to bun-encased beef. The list will include an updated version of the prizewinning dish: seven ounces of fresh-ground Ontario chuck topped with dill mayo, bacon-onion jam, iceberg lettuce and Monterey Jack cheese on a toasted milk bun.
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