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Toronto Burger Week - May 29 to June 2, 2013 - AYCE event on June 2, 2013

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Posted in the Events thread last week about this but figure this might generate a bunch of discussion when the week is on.

http://www.thegridto.com/burger-week/

Up to 70 restaurants participating this year.

The event on June 2nd is being done a bit differently this year. It is being done as a $30 all you can eat slider setup. Curious to see how it will all play out.

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    1. re: ylsf

      Does anyone have any recommendations based on last year? I'm not a burger fanatic, but I thought that it might be fun to try.. anything good central or west?

      1. re: rstuart

        The single greatest burger I've ever eaten was at BP on Yonge last year on the Saturday of BW. We did a head to head of 4 places and of the 5 of us, all picked BP as first place.

        DT

        1. re: Davwud

          My son cooked there all last year. Huge line up every time I dropped into town to see him.

          1. re: Davwud

            So I went to BP to get their special and it turns out they're not participating in Burger Week. Oh well. Ordered a double cheeseburger w/ no additional toppings. It was the best burger I had since BW started. Meat was flavorful and perfectly cooked, cheese was melty and added the right amount of salt.

            The Holy Chuck entry looks nice and bacony. Anyone tried it?

            1. re: GoodGravy

              Where did you see they were taking part?

              1. re: MissBingBing

                Nowhere apparently. I just assumed they'd participate.

      2. Had Big Smoke's entry for lunch. Feta, grilled peppers and "green goddess" dressing which tasted citrus-y. Lots of flavor with the taste of the meat still coming through.

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        1. re: GoodGravy

          I just had this one for lunch today at Yorkdale along with another coworker. Was yours feta? Ours had goat cheese on it. In any case, we both thought it tasted great. We also both made it a combo with onion rings (a generous serving of the breaded variety, large and which were easy to bite through).

          1. re: sumashi

            That's good to here.. the Big Smoke on King is near home, so that sounds fun. Davwud.. pardon my ignorance, but what is BP?

        2. I had the chopped beef sandwich at AAA Bar (Triple A bar). It was okay for $5. I would say it was pretty decent for $5. However, the normal price is $12!!!! Not a burger and I knew that going into it (was in the area) but I think they should stick to featuring places with a burger instead making it so broad to try to include more spots.

          Anyone else going on Sunday to the event?

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          1. re: ylsf

            I'm going to go. Let me know if your stopping by.

          2. Had The Works entry for lunch today. Took about 17 minutes from the time I placed my order to when they handed me "The Grid". Double 4 oz patties, havarti, 2 slices of bacon instead of 4 double smoked slices as mentioned in their description, caramelized onions and chipotle ketchup. Sounds good, right? The burgers were cooked medium (yay!) which was probably an accident, but flavor-wise, the sweet onions and pleasant heat from the chipotle were all I could taste. The meat, cheese and supposedly double smoked bacon lacked flavor, or at least couldn't stand up to the ketchup and onions. Lastly, I had to sit the bottom bun on a napkin to soak up all the grease that it collected on the walk back to the office. So there you go, good quantity, not as much flavor as you'd expect, and more grease than you need.

            And @sumashi, you're right, it was goat cheese, not feta on Big Smoke's entry.

            1. Sunday's event has received a ton of media attention so I expect it will be an absolute zoo. I'd recommend arriving early to beat the TUM style lineups and vendors running out early.