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No Bull Burgers -- Queen and Parliament

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jmeggs Sep 4, 2011 04:50 PM

I see the sign up for this new place, says it's "Opening Soon". Right next to Souvlaki Express. The website doesn't give much info... http://www.nobullburgers.ca/

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Souvlaki Express
745 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2N4, CA

  1. Googs Sep 5, 2011 08:16 AM

    To the north of SE on Parliament?

    1. justsayn Sep 5, 2011 11:06 AM

      Good news! Let's hope it is a much improved BP. Fingers crossed!

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        Googs Sep 5, 2011 12:08 PM

        It's highly likly to be owned and operated by the same people who do same at Souvlaki Express. If that's the case, I wish them good luck. They're nice people serving decent food at a reasonable price in a neighbourhood that can use that kind of break.
        http://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Bull...

        1. re: Googs
          justsayn Sep 5, 2011 02:37 PM

          Most likely is. Same web design company which is also the owners.

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            cubmike74 Sep 6, 2011 06:08 AM

            I agree - Souvlaki Express is decent. It's close to home for me, and it's our go-to place for straightforward greek food in a hurry.
            Eager to see what No Bull Burgers is all about...

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            Souvlaki Express
            745 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2N4, CA

          2. re: justsayn
            Davwud Sep 6, 2011 08:13 AM

            "Let's hope it is a much improved BP"

            Huh??

            DT

            1. re: Davwud
              justsayn Sep 6, 2011 02:48 PM

              BP (Burger's Priest) YEP! Go figure....

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                childofthestorm Sep 6, 2011 05:48 PM

                Uh huh. Good luck with that.

                1. re: childofthestorm
                  justsayn Sep 6, 2011 08:36 PM

                  I hear ya! But it is so easily done and someone will.

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                    Davwud Sep 7, 2011 03:09 AM

                    BP has the best burgers this side of Neptune. I doubt anyone will top them.

                    DT

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                      childofthestorm Sep 7, 2011 08:26 AM

                      Yeah justsayn, I am actually disagreeing with your opinion of BP. As is most of the city, judging from the reviews.

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            jmeggs Sep 30, 2011 01:44 AM

            The place is finally open.

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              cubmike74 Oct 1, 2011 07:14 PM

              I went tonight to check out No Bull Burgers - since the line ups at the food truck event at distillery were way too long.
              First off, you need to know that this place is small - there is seating for maybe 5 people. But it is run by the same people as the greek place next door so there is additional seating in the greek side.

              It's simple, tasty, well cooked food - and I will be back. I had the bacon cheeseburger with fries on the side. All of the food seems to be quite fresh. I watched the guy pull a fresh beef patty out of the fridge next to the griddle - it was clearly a pre formed burger, but not frozen, not over processed. No fillers. They griddle it up, along with cooking the generous slice of peameal bacon at the same time on the griddle and serve it to you piping hot. They have a selection of toppings you can choose for your burger - similar service style to harveys - shredded lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, ketchup, mustard, etc. No 'gourmet' ingredients here. The burger was cooked well done, but was juicy and flavourful.

              The fries are freshly fried yukon golds done when you place your order - lovely golden crispy, and fluffy inside.

              All of it was super tasty - it wasn't breaking any new ground in terms of flavours - but the fact that it was decent simple fresh food done right is unique for toronto.

              It terms of prices I'd say it's similar to 5 guys. Not cheap, but not outrageous either. We had two bacon cheesebuger combos with fries and pops and it came to $25.

              I encourage you to go give it a try if you are in the area. But please don't go and then complain that they don't have blue cheese or caramelized onions to top your burger - it's not that sort of place.

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                jmeggs Oct 2, 2011 06:26 AM

                I tried it yesterday as well, and I think the guy's review above pretty much sums it up. As usual they don't ask you how you'd like your burger cooked; it's cooked to remove all traces of pink, but it is done on a flat top griddle so it's not completely dry. The meat is good quality.

                The comparison to Five Guys is probably a good one, though I think you're getting more meat. I ordered the double cheeseburger and it seemed like a lot of meat. Their toppings aren't nearly as diverse as Five Guys, though. They have lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, banana peppers, green olives, jalapenos, and red onions. That's it.

                Also, they don't use processed cheese; they have the real stuff (I guess that's in keeping with their whole "organic" thing).

                Bottom line, if you're local to that area, it's a fairly good burger without having to travel too far. But no one is going to be making any pilgrimages for this place the way they do for Burger's Priest.

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                  Shimso Nov 20, 2011 10:03 PM

                  Based on what's been said in this thread, it looks like they've added a lot of free toppings:
                  http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/no-...

                  You can get a big pineapple slice (which goes great with the peameal bacon and burger), guac, caramelized onions (although they're more like seared red onions, not sweet), jalapenos, salsa, chipotle mayo and some other stuff I can remember, and all of the toppings are free (which is a great change from all the places that nickle and dime for every topping).

                  Overall I really liked the burger; burger patty + peameal + pineapple was a great combo.
                  The service was nice and friendly too.

                  However, my gripes are that there's only 5 seats and the fries were overcooked.

                  1. biggreenmatt Nov 21, 2011 07:20 AM

                    Their veggie burgers are excellent, too. Fried, crispy-crunchy on the outside, soft and chewable on the inside, with a nice, savoury flavour. Much better than the usual gummy half-assed veggie burgers I've come to expect.

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