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May 8, 2011 08:51 PM

Stockyards expanded burger lineup

Not sure when they added these, they weren't there when I last visited a few months ago. I've tried the regular burger before and enjoyed it, so I gave their animal style ($7.50) a shot. Dude, it's on point, as good as in & out or shake shack. I actually enjoyed it more than burger priest to boot, perhaps I just like the vibe of Stockyards more. They play good music, and the cooks were talking about "Juice" (the movie). Yes my kind of place.

Ok back to the burger, it's smaller than their regular burger, in line w/ the in & out style. It was just bangin end to end, I couldn't find a fault. Good bun, special sauce tasted as it should, nice and tangy, excellent mustard char on the patty. I literally inhaled it, finished it in 2 min, probably looked like a maniac doing so.

They also have 3 other new burgers...

The Green Chili Pimento
Cheese Burger:
smoked jalapeno, cheddar, mayo, butter lettuce_$8.50

The Butter Burger:
bone marrow, blue cheese red wine butter, onion frites,butter lettuce_$9

The Double Burger:
Two patties of custom ground beef served w/ caramelized onion, arugula, aged cheddar and stockyards mayo _$14

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  1. The double burger has been on the menu for a long time. The Green Chili burger showed up on their daily special board a lot.

    The Butter burger is new - haven't tried it yet.

    1. For some time now the Double Burger is what I get at Stockyards when I go on a rib-less day, this Butter thing sounds intriguing. for me the Double Burger is on par with the Burgers Priest, with BP maybe having a slight edge because I can add the 'option' which I like a lot. I must concur that I like the vibe of Stockyards much more, not least because BP almost has no 'vibe' to speak of. I generally just love Stockyards. If they had the 'option' I may not even bother going to BP at all, and I love that burger too...Sheesh what a love-y post this turned out to be!

      1. The green chili pimento burger is easily my favourite thing on the menu. I've enjoyed the ribs and the smoked chicken, and I'd tend to order those when I go just because of the novelty and more challenging preparation, but the burger definitely made the bigger impact. The first time I ate it, I remember thinking that this was exactly what I've always been looking for in a burger. It's a pretty specific mix of flavours though, so to each their own.

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        1. re: Underdog Rally

          The butter burger sounds amazing. Agreed on the vibe as well. I'd love to be able to sit on a patio there.

          1. re: jamesm

            Patio would be pretty kick ass, even if it's just a couple tables right out front on the sidewalk. Doubt that'll ever happen though.

            Alas, the core of their business is takeout. Paying the city of Toronto mega $ for a patio won't make much financial sense.

            1. re: aser

              wasn't a fan of the butter burger.
              couldn't taste the marrow - it just tasted really rich, but not flavourfully rich. couldn't taste the cheese either.

              1. re: atomeyes

                shame, that is what I was afraid it would be like but did not want to admit it. will still try it, maybe you received a subpar rendition

                1. re: shekamoo

                  oh well, I'll still give it a shot just to try it.

                  Do not miss the animal style though, I've been having dreams about it. It's that good.

                  1. re: aser

                    i prefer their animal burger over what i had at Burger's Priest (although I will give BP 1 more chance and try their mustard-grilled burger)

                    1. re: atomeyes

                      I had Stockyards Animal last night, It was good, the beef was on point, but you can't taste the special sauce on it! same with priest's special sauce, they haven't nailed it yet, not enough tang or zip. Big Mac Sauce is still king.

        2. Do they do takeout? Is one animal style enough or should I pick up 2?

          edit: finally read the other big thread and yes they do takeout. I love ribs and I love burgers (and burgers priest). I have always wanted to try this place, but for some reason always assumed it was downtown which I rarely visit.

          But just found it its actually very close to where I work!

          edit 2: oh man, was planning to go today and saw they are closed mondays. bummer

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          1. re: szw

            Add fries to your burger for $2.50, then it'll be more than enough. If you're just having the burger alone, then you'll probably need to order more.

            I will have to systematically work my way through the other 3 burgers. It's just hard to when their fried chicken is staring at your face.

            1. re: szw

              I wanna check this place out too but it seems like its in an awkward location to get to for me, coming from the East End. It doesnt look like theres parking anywhere around there so I bet that would be tricky, unless im mistaken and theres a parking lot or lots of curbside parking available, I just dont want to pay for parking...

              1. re: jmarcroyal

                street parking on christie is free, on st clair it's the standard ticket machines.

                1. re: jmarcroyal

                  In addition to the street parking mentioned, there is a Green P lot on the north side of St. Clair.

                  1. re: taterbrandy

                    Parking is no worse at Stockyards than anywhere else in the city.

                    1. re: Arcadiaseeker

                      That doesn't make any sense Arcadiaseeker. You must not have a car. Aside from that I can say that Stockyards has limited options compared to that of a ton of restos I frequent. I often can't find parking anywhere near the place and have to just keep driving somewhere else.

                      1. re: justsayn

                        I am with Arcadia on this. I ALWAYS drive to Stockyards, often in busy hours, and have never had any real trouble finding curbside parking on St Clair somewhere very close to the shop. This is my experience of going there many many many times.

                        1. re: justsayn

                          Parking is way worse in other areas of the city - I think St. Clair now gets an unfair bad rap these days. For example, this winter I went for dinner at a restaurant at Yonge and Manor Rd and had to park 10 minutes away - it defeats the purpose of driving. I have never had that experience on St. Clair.