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Aug 15, 2012 03:03 PM

"Rashers" opening in Leslieville

On my way for a scoop at Ed's this afternoon, spied this beside Majesteas. Perhaps competition for LP across the street?

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  1. Found this online
    Looks like they are a sandwich shop only..
    Looking forward to seeing a menu.

    1. We already have a 'bacon''s Belly Buster Sub at Yonge and Glen Echo, just north of Burger's Priest. It has like 5 microwaves whose job it is to cook bacon for their subs. Really good subs, especially since 90% of them feature BACON!
      (I'm sure this new spot will be great too!)

      11 Replies
      1. re: Yongeman

        Mr MG loves his bacon and is very excited to hear about Rashers!

        1. re: millygirl

          does he love his bacon microwaved?

          1. re: atomeyes

            Uh - no. He's a chowhound like me.

            But how do you know that this is their claim to fame? They haven't opened yet. Have I missed something somewhere?

            1. re: millygirl

              Lean back bacon rashers can't really be nuked. There isn't a lot of fat, so they need to be heated evenly, either in a pan or on a flat-top griddle.

              Can we assume this place will be specializing in UK-style bacon "butties"? It's amazing how many concepts have sprung from pork and salt.

              1. re: 1sweetpea

                Glad to see you’re all looking forward to our opening. We’re excited to get things going as quickly as possible and as things stand, it’s looking like mid-September.

                To put the guesses to rest, we are specializing in bacon sandwiches, with a focus on the British/ Irish cut; aka the Rasher – and yes, we’ll have a proper English Bacon Butty. Not to worry if your preference is to strip or back bacon – we’ll have that too (double smoked, wild boar, Tamworth, back bacon in our own in-house brine, etc.). You’ll have a great selection of breads from Fred’s Breads and our own homemade sauces (whiskey bbq, beer mayo, Mill St Ale mustard, brown sauce, and of course ketchup).

                Follow us on Facebook: RashersInc or Twitter: RashersTO for updates, menus, etc.

                Looking forward to seeing all of you in the shop.

                Oh - @Yongeman - nothing beats Bellys at 2am!


                1. re: Rashers

                  ; )
                  Good one Rashers. There's always room for more Bacon!

                  1. re: Yongeman

                    Yay, thanks for the clarification Rashers.

                    Mr MG (and me) are very excited.............

                    I assume there will be eat in tables?

                    1. re: JennaBean

                      Open today!

                      Just happened by and sampled the "Hogtown", which is the house made peameal on eggy bun with their "brown sauce". I'm not a big peameal bacon guy; most of my experience being the St Lawrence Mkt. Carousel version, perhaps every other year.
                      I digress. Friendly and enthusiastic fellow was manning the front and explaining each menu item to everyone.

                      The "Hogtown" was average, bacon had nice texture but I found the sauce a little sharp, the vinegar component taking over my taste buds and somewhat overpowering.

                      I'll be back to try something different next time.

                      1. re: lightbulb

                        Thanks, did you happen to take a pic of your sandwich? Curious on the portion sizes :)

                2. re: millygirl

                  Had the Beer BLT. Enjoyed it greatly. A bite of my son's grilled cheese was delicious too.

          2. Is there a menu online yet? I looked but couldn't find one.

            3 Replies
            1. re: kwass

              Assume you saw the menu board photo posted by lightbulb above?

              1. re: ylsf

                I didn't see that. Thanks for pointing it out. The only thing is it lists the sandwiches but doesn't have any descriptions.

                1. re: kwass

                  They now have a printed menu with prices and descriptions.

            2. Went today and placed the last order before the were fully sold out and closed for the day around 1:30 pm. The only item they had left was the beer blt. Served on a baguette with tomato, baby greens and mayo. The bacon was generous but I did get any of the beer element and for my personal liking the bacon was a bit under cooked and lacking in salt.

              I will go back to try some other items but will ask for my bacon well done.

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              1. re: JennaBean

                I walked by at 3 and saw the "sorry, ran out of food" note on the door! Was sad I didn't get a chance to try.

                1. re: JennaBean

                  Went for a second visit around noon on Sunday. This time I tried out the hogtown peameal with cheese. It was good but I wouldn't say it was any better than what I get at the SLM. It is nice to have the option in the hood but I'm also walking distance to the market. For the sandwich with the added cheese and a small OJ it was basically $11 so about $3 or $4 more than the market version. I *hope* that the pork comes from a smaller producer but that's likely just wishful thinking on my part. I would happily pay more for a more ethical meat producer’s product.

                    1. re: sbug206

                      Well that very good to know! I will happily spend my money for peameal on a bun there over SLM. Thanks sbug206!

                    2. re: JennaBean

                      Our bacon comes from Feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

                    1. re: sbug206

                      Really really disappointing. Tried it today and honestly, we can do much better at home and save ourselves getting in the car. The wedge fries were undercooked and cold. Felt like they had been hangin around for days too! The 'butty' is just plain sad and everything was cold.

                      Maybe they have kinks to work out yet?? but honestly it just wasnt very good folks.

                      1. re: millygirl

                        On the weekend, their sidewalk chalkboard boasted, "Come and try what one Chowhound reviewer thought was the saddest bacon sandwich she's ever had". Love it!
                        So I tried the mini brioche smoked bacon and brie and it was really good even at $5. Can't complain at all.

                        1. re: Food Tourist

                          Hopefully the butty is just as good too. I'm glad to see they're improving and maybe it was just opening kinks.