burgers

Introducing: Wahlburgers, the new Toronto outpost of Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlb... Introducing: Wahlburgers, the new Toronto outpost of Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg’s Boston burger shop

Name: Wahlburgers Contact Info: 46 Blue Jays Way, 416-489-8922, wahlburgers.ca, @WahlburgersCA Neighbourhood: Entertainment District Owners: The Wahlberg brothers (Mark, Donnie and Paul), Starwood Group president Bruce Greenbeerg, Metropolitan Hotels president Henry Wu and Difference Capital executive chairman Michael Wekerle. Chefs: Executive chef Paul Wahlberg and head chef Vincent Leung, who’s also the chef de cuisine… Read more »

Seven totally bonkers burgers from a new patty shop in Woodbine Heights Seven totally bonkers burgers from a new patty shop in Woodbine Heights

Hole-E Burger Bar, a new restaurant on Coxwell Avenue just north of East York, gets its name from the trio of holes stamped into every patty cooked on the kitchen’s flattop. Owners Justin Lebofsky and Sam Gan claim that the perforations help ensure an even cook. Also, the tri-pronged contraption used to make the holes doubles… Read more »

Pop-Up Pick: In-N-Out burgers are coming to a historic mansion on Jarvis Street Pop-Up Pick: In-N-Out burgers are coming to a historic mansion on Jarvis Street

In-N-Out patties are, for some, the Platonic burger ideal—squashy, sloppy and sizzled on a flattop, with just the right ratio of grease to salt—and they’re coming to Toronto, at least temporarily. Ganzi Osteria, the Italian restaurant in the historic Gooderham House on Jarvis Street, announced earlier today that it’s hosting the fast-food chain for a… Read more »

Did you know it’s Burger Week? (Yes, another one) Did you know it’s Burger Week? (Yes, another one)

“Le Burger Week” is a multi-city, Montreal-based rival to Toronto’s homegrown Burger Week, which happened last May (and whose future is now uncertain, thanks to the demise of its founder, weekly newspaper The Grid). The francophone-ish version—currently taking place in six different cities, including Toronto, Montreal and, intriguingly, Port-au-Prince, Haiti—follows a pretty similar procedure, albeit… Read more »

Now available at Daishō: the cheeseburger that caused the longest lineup in Sha... Now available at Daishō: the cheeseburger that caused the longest lineup in Shake Shack history

The Momofuku Shrimp Stack is a cheeseburger topped with lettuce, pickled onions, “Momofuku Hozon sauce” (a kind of fermented nut paste) and a slender supplementary patty made out of pulverized shrimp. If that sounds like sheer heaven, you’re in luck: the burger was recently added to the lunch menu at Daishō, where it comes with… Read more »

The Burger’s Priest is coming to Mississauga and Guelph The Burger’s Priest is coming to Mississauga and Guelph

Earlier this summer, The Burger’s Priest owner Shant Mardirosian promised that a new outlet would soon be opening in an undisclosed “university town,” which, as it turns out, was sort of a lie. In fact, The Priest will be landing in two new university towns: Mississauga and Guelph. The Mississauga location, which is scheduled to open… Read more »

The Burger’s Priest is set to open two more locations The Burger’s Priest is set to open two more locations

Good news, west-enders (or bad news, possibly, if being tempted by monstrous stacks of beef, grilled-cheese sandwiches and battered vegetables isn’t something you need in your life right now). The Burger’s Priest has announced that its long-awaited Etobicoke location—the fifth Priest outlet in the GTA—will start serving burgers at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28…. Read more »

Introducing: The P&L Burger, a modern malt shop on Queen West from the owne... Introducing: The P&L Burger, a modern malt shop on Queen West from the owners of Parts & Labour

Name: The P&L Burger Neighbourhood: Queen West Contact Info: 507 Queen St. W., 416-603-9919, partsandlabour.ca, @partsnlabour Owners: Richard Lambert and Jesse Girard’s The Social Group, which also owns Parts & Labour, The Hoxton and The Dog and Bear Chef: Parts & Labour chef Matty Matheson The Food: Meaty, cheesy, decadently dressed burgers. The signature is the bacon jam–topped… Read more »

Introducing: Toma Burger Addiction, the latest contender in the Queen West burge... Introducing: Toma Burger Addiction, the latest contender in the Queen West burger wars

Name: Toma Burger Addiction Neighbourhood: Queen West Contact Info: 712 Queen St. W., 416-901-1027, toma-burgeraddiction.com, @tomaburger Owner: Husband-and-wife team Clemence Gossiaux and Thomas Sedille Chef: Thomas Sedille, who hails from Cap D’Agde, France The Food: Fourteen pub-style burgers made with Angus beef (except for the extravagant brie-topped Las Vegas burger, which is 100% Kobe). Brioche buns are house-made… Read more »

The owners of Parts and Labour are opening a new burger shop on Queen West The owners of Parts and Labour are opening a new burger shop on Queen West

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… Read more »

Best of the City 2013: a thick, juicy cheeseburger that sticks to the essentials Best of the City 2013: a thick, juicy cheeseburger that sticks to the essentials

Toronto has so many patty artisans, it could well support a burger guild. The Gabardine sets aside artisanal trickery and commits to the elemental simplicity of meat, bun, BLT. The sirloin-chuck mound is two inches thick, pink in the middle and draped with old cheddar. On top, there’s double-smoked bacon, ripe tomato and a Boston… Read more »

Recipe: the explosively juicy burger from The Harbord Room’s Cory Vitiello Recipe: the explosively juicy burger from The Harbord Room’s Cory Vitiello

BURGER By Cory Vitiello The Harbord Room

Burger’s Priest at Queen and Spadina is now open Burger’s Priest at Queen and Spadina is now open

The third location of the owner Shant Mardirosian’s crazy popular griddle-smashed burger chain opened its doors on Saturday to a line up that stretched a solid city block. Like Burger’s Priest’s other always-stuffed shops on Yonge and Queen Street East, the new Queen and Spadina location serves fast-food classics, Mardirosian’s unique burger bombs, like the… Read more »

Burger’s Priest is expanding to Etobicoke next (sorry, Mississauga) Burger’s Priest is expanding to Etobicoke next (sorry, Mississauga)

The Burger’s Priest’s third location at Queen and Spadina hasn’t even opened yet—though it’s supposed to very soon—and already the crazy popular east-end gourmet burger joint is expanding again. The restaurant tweeted with word of its fourth outpost: a new location at 986 The Queensway near the Cineplex movie theatres in Etobicoke, not Mississauga, as… Read more »

Another nostalgia-themed food truck takes to Toronto streets Another nostalgia-themed food truck takes to Toronto streets

First, Crossroads Diner, a food truck covered in painted images of 1950s American icons and serving kitschy diner food, popped up in Toronto two weeks ago. Now, a roving restaurant with a ’60s California surf culture theme has hit the city’s streets. The Beach Boys Food Truck is painted aqua blue and sunshine yellow and… Read more »