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Nov 11, 2011 06:14 PM

Happiness at Yonge and Lawrence -- Burger's Priest's second location

According to a piece the The Grid, Burger's Priest is moving into the old Nona location at 3397 Yonge, a couple of blocks south of the Loblaw. I'm not surprised Nona didn't survive, and must admit to be rather pleased at getting a greasy spoon burger so damn close to home. Whee!

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  1. Damn, is Nona seriously not there anymore?! Jeez, they were soooo good. That sucks. That REALLY sucks.

    Great news about BP though. Bittersweet. I loved Nona.

    1. Yeah there was rumours about a Yonge/Lawrence location for a while. Someone posted up on Redflagdeals maybe a month or so ago and then someone confirmed the location. (Thought it was posted about in the Burger Priest thread too). Good to see it confirmed.

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      1. re: ylsf

        Can't wait for should be interesting with several other burger joints near.

        1. re: dmartins123

          Curious what other burger joints you're thinking of, dmartins? The only one I can think of is The Burger Cellar, and unfortunately, their burgers aren't particularly good (though I quite like their fries and gravy!).

          1. re: TorontoJo

            There is Gourmet Burger Co., at Yonge and Broadway. Not exactly in the same neighbourhood, but not too far. It's a good burger with lots of free toppings for $5.75, $6.75 for a lamb burger.

            1. re: Yongeman

              Along with the Burger Cellar, burgers make up a large section of the menu at the Miller Tavern, at acceptable quality and substantial prices. And there's a Greek takeout joint on Fairlawn Ave., just a few steps west of Yonge St., that trumpets its own burgers. So with the arrival of Burger's Priest, the strip of Yonge St. between Lawrence Ave. and York Mills Rd. is rapidly becoming well-burgered (and I'm not counting the aforementioned Gourmet Burger Co., which is one helluva hike south of Lawrence on Yonge St.). Mind, still not quite as many burger joints as there are dreary Italian joints on the Yonge/Lawrence/York Mills strip. Though when it comes to popular comfort foods, I'll take pizza over a burger most every time. Burgers, though certainly satisfying, are essentially b-o-r-i-n-g. Pizza lends itself to variation, burgers not nearly so much.

              I'll be intrigued to see if Burger's Priest can actually, as suggested, fit 16 seats into that tiny, tiny Nona's location.

              1. re: juno

                Not trying to be a BP fanboy here, but they pretty much blow all the others listed here out of the water. Get ready to see some lineups.

                1. re: juno

                  They could seat 16 on one or two church pews. Maybe that's the plan.

          2. re: ylsf

            After posting TorontoJo's link on RFD a user by the name of Girlstar posted a link to a Postcity article:

            Interesting part is this:

            The new location will apparently seat 16 in a 1,200 square foot space.

            For all of those people who thought the other location should have more seats!

            1. re: ylsf

              That space (as it is now) is quite small. Not as small as BP on Queen. But small.

          3. Sooo happy to see they are coming to Yonge and Lawrence. Can't stand the bad service and bland food at Burger Cellar. This will probably kill them.

            1. Great news that it's going to be on the subway line! Without wheels it was an event to get out the the beaches.

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              1. re: abigllama

                Hard to say it's on the subway line. It's about smack dab between Lawrence and YM. It's still a pretty good hike.

                And for those citing Burger Co. as a good burger option you're sadly mistaken. It can not hold a candle to BP


                1. re: Davwud

                  A good hike? Maybe 10 mins. We should all be hiking at least triple that after enjoying one of these bad boys. This is totally on the subway line IMO.

                  1. re: JennaBean

                    That's a fair statement. 10 mins from Lawrence station and maybe 12 mins from York Mills station. The walk from Lawrence is easier and mostly flat, as opposed to York Mills which is up a large, steep hill. Either walk is not terrible.

                    In the winter some might find even 10 minutes too much, but yeah, it's on the Yonge line.