Blue Goose at the Harbourfront -- seriously outstanding hamburgers
Since no one is talking about this yet, I guess I'll have to be the one to get it started. I just had the burger at Blue Goose -- based out of a repurposed shipping container at Harbourfront Centre -- and it is quite possibly the best hamburger I've ever had in my entire life. And I don't make that claim lightly.
I don't normally link to my blog here, because I don't want to be that guy, but I just wrote the place up and it seems apropos:
The Coles Notes version: it's an absolutely outstanding griddled hamburger. Juicy, beefy, and amazing. I'm still kind of in shock over how good it was, honestly. If you like burgers at all it is a must.
Thank you for sharing your blog! It is utterly amazing, and I have pinned it to my burger board on Pinterest. Keep up the good work!!
Thanks! I just learned the name of this place recently because they were at sponsor at a The Stop event . I usually spend a lot of time down at Harbourfront over the summer but I haven't been down this year (largely in part because I have wanted to avoid the construction!). Looking forward to checking out the food shipping containers down there.
Thanks for sharing. I just had a burger there as well here is my input
Since this place was quite close I decided to pay a visit I am not a burger aficionado by any means but I think I can tell when I have had a good one.
The meat was a fresh dollop of ground beef (all organic and hormone free) and is cooked medium rare when I had it. A flat hot surface is used to cook the meat so the all important fat in the ground beef has nowhere to go. The bun is decent. Condiments were your regular offerings with the caramelized onions being the standout. The burger is seasoned on the mild side and lends to bringing out the umami flavor one craves from meat. Folks this is a great value proposition and will even give even the higher priced places a run for their money for a burger.
Ding ding ding ding 4 stars!
The location for the stalls is wrong in your blog entry. You can deduce the location from the photos though.
Whoever placed the stalls at the site could barely have done a worse job.
The food stalls are just near the side road west of Queen's Quay Terminal - in front (north) of the Enwave Theatre - not at Harbourfront Centre. The stalls are hidden behind the stairwell entrance to the underground parking lot and they are angled away from the sidewalk.
The construction tape along the side road means most people will try walking to the stalls from the sidewalk.
I told one of the workers at the stall that they need to put a sign near the sidewalk pointing towards the stalls. You can't see them if you're walking west unless you happen to look over your shoulder at just the right moment.
I've attached a pic cropped from Bing Maps which shows the location.
Now to the food portion of the comment...
Bun was kinda dry, wasn't as soft as BP or HC, thought it might have been stale but decided it was just the height of the bun competing with the burger patty, my burger wasn't very juicy - i'd say it was well done. i'll give them another try before moving on to the other stalls.