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Patty and Franks Greek Town

angelos79 Oct 9, 2013 09:32 PM

Was in the Greek Town area tonight with the fiance and saw that the location was open. Found out today was the soft opening. The fiance and myself decided on the northern lights burger which had cheese, bbq sauce, sauteed mushrooms, lettuce and bacon and all I can say is wow, the burger was amazing and the fiance loved it too. I'm also a ketchup, mustard and relish guy on my burgers but not needed on this one. We also got the greek fries with tomatoes, feta cheese and a lemon vinaigrette to share that were also very good.

Can't wait to go back and try one of the other burgers on the menu or one of the hotdogs

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    Michael N RE: angelos79 Oct 10, 2013 06:30 AM

    Huh. Never heard of this place and I can't seem to find much on google. Do you know if they have a website?

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      bytepusher RE: Michael N Oct 10, 2013 07:50 AM

      It's on the South side just west of Logan, beside the new building where fruit king used to be,

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        foodyDudey RE: bytepusher Oct 10, 2013 08:38 AM

        I guess you can say it is "beside the new building" if your definition of "beside" means about 4 buildings away.... Just like if you were flipping bits in a byte, bit d2 is beside bit d6 :-)

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        foodyDudey RE: Michael N Oct 10, 2013 07:52 AM

        Looks like it is at 467 Danforth Ave. which is just east of Logan.
        I saw that information here: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/10/178636...

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          bytepusher RE: foodyDudey Oct 10, 2013 08:47 AM

          You mean the other east? It's about 4 storefronts west of Logan

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            foodyDudey RE: bytepusher Oct 10, 2013 09:00 AM

            Sorry, I should have said 4 west of Logan. (the map was upside down on my monitor ! :-) Looks like it is where La Cabana Mexican Restaurant was.

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              bytepusher RE: foodyDudey Oct 11, 2013 07:45 PM

              or for those of us with REALLY long memories, the Delphi greek restaurant

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        angelos79 RE: angelos79 Oct 10, 2013 07:16 AM

        I'm not sure and I didn't ask. All i heard was it was a soft opening to get any of the kinks out of the way before they advertise which any restaurant would do first.

        I've been to all the burger places across the Danforth from the works, burger stomper, allens and even square boy and the burger last night was better than any burger at those places. Might go back on the weekend with my brothers and I'll see what else I can find out and post here

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          disgusti RE: angelos79 Oct 10, 2013 07:27 AM

          A literal boot wrapped in cardboard is better than square boy

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            kwfoodiewannabe RE: disgusti Oct 10, 2013 08:38 AM

            Really? A boot wrapped in cardboard, literally? You've had that?

            Where do they serve them?

            and what do they charge?

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              biggreenmatt RE: disgusti Oct 10, 2013 09:38 AM

              And FWIW, I think SB's Gyros on a Bun (not on a filthy pita) may be the sine qua non of drunk-slash-hangover foods.

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                foodyDudey RE: biggreenmatt Oct 10, 2013 09:42 AM

                Now you have me wondering what the food at SB is like, 'll have to check it out, I never dared to walk in there.

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                  bytepusher RE: foodyDudey Oct 10, 2013 10:17 AM

                  If you know the hood think of it as the Detroit without the friendliness or the cleanliness.

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                    Yongeman RE: bytepusher Oct 10, 2013 11:50 AM

                    The Detroit serves souvlaki? Souvlaki on a bun is my go-to. My son and I go to SquareBoy a lot. It's good food for a fair price. And the guys are as friendly as you want to be with them. Sorry if you've had a worse experience there than I have.

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                      bytepusher RE: Yongeman Oct 10, 2013 08:25 PM

                      The topic of dicsussion is burgers which they do sell (and is the raison d'etre for their name)

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                justinisthebest RE: disgusti Oct 26, 2013 09:41 AM


            2. Baelsette RE: angelos79 Oct 10, 2013 07:58 AM

              Good to know, thanks for the review. Walked by this morning, major construction going on directly in front of their store, blocking the entrance. I'm sure they are thrilled. Will be sure to check it out!

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                Michael N RE: angelos79 Oct 11, 2013 07:13 PM



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                  Davwud RE: Michael N Oct 15, 2013 09:24 AM

                  Have you been Mike??


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                    foodyDudey RE: Davwud Oct 15, 2013 10:48 AM

                    I was there on Saturday night, but as Mrs FoodyDudey and I don't often eat at burger places (we haven't tried any of the others on Danforth) I have nothing to compare it to except my own. I think most people would like it. The burgers are juicy, and one is enough for almost anyone.

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                      julesrules RE: foodyDudey Oct 15, 2013 10:51 AM

                      That's it, I'm buying a franchise!

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                        foodyDudey RE: julesrules Oct 15, 2013 11:01 AM

                        Only one franchise? Go BIG or go home!

                    2. re: Davwud
                      Michael N RE: Davwud Oct 15, 2013 03:22 PM

                      Not yet! This weekend hopefully.

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                        Davwud RE: Michael N Oct 16, 2013 03:10 AM

                        I will be awaiting your assessment.

                        I think I'll be going the following weekend.


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                          Davwud RE: Michael N Oct 25, 2013 04:56 AM

                          Did you get there yet?? I'm planning on lunch there today.


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                            petek RE: Davwud Oct 25, 2013 05:09 AM

                            Took me a minute to figure out that Patty and Franks means burgers&dogs and not the owners names....clever.

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                              Davwud RE: petek Oct 25, 2013 08:08 AM

                              Me too.


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                                duckdown RE: petek Oct 25, 2013 09:28 AM

                                Lol, I didn't get it until you said it. Nice.

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                                  Davwud RE: duckdown Oct 25, 2013 01:24 PM

                                  I texted a buddy about the place and when he replied "burgers and dogs" I got it.


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                                foodyDudey RE: Davwud Oct 25, 2013 06:22 AM

                                Hi Davud,

                                I'll be having lunch almost right beside you at Mon-Kut-Thai today.

                                I'll be interested to know what you think. I thought the burgers that my wife and I ordered were OK, but a bit too busy with multiple ingredients. But that may just be due to my uneducated burger palate.


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                                  Davwud RE: foodyDudey Oct 25, 2013 08:09 AM

                                  I try to order the same burger from place to place so there are little variables.

                                  That said, often times/I'm not against it when, something catches my eye and I'll opt for that.

                                  But usually it's a BDC w/ pickle, onion and mustard. The classic condiment combo for a burger.


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                                    Davwud RE: foodyDudey Oct 25, 2013 01:32 PM

                                    Poked my head into PKT to say "Hi" but you weren't there.

                                    Anyway, I liked, not loved the burger. It's 5 oz. AAA CAB (yeah) and is seared on a flat top and then finished on a grill. It tastes very much like it's a grill burger not a flat top. As such, there's just no way I'm gonna love it. That said, a good burger is a good burger no matter how it's prepared so many on the other side may love it. I'd certainly order it again.

                                    The Traditional Poutine is probably the closest to the real deal I've had in TO. It's made with beef gravy but at least they seem to understand that it's more of a sauce than anything. The best I've had is at the Montreal Pool Room and this seems close. The flavour and consistency is very good. The curds were massive and melted nicely. The fries on their own were nice, crispy but a bit under salted. Perhaps because they were getting all that stuff on top. It's better to err on the side of under salted so no big deal.

                                    The shake (Strawberry/Banana) was fabulous.

                                    I loved the space. It was a cross between retro burger place and a nice clean new burger place.

                                    If you're like me and can't stand those flimsy napkins that come out of the chrome dispensers you find on tables there are beefier ones on the condiment bar.


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                                      foodyDudey RE: Davwud Oct 25, 2013 03:36 PM

                                      I only got to MKT around 1:00 pm and left there around 2:15pm.

                                      That's good that you at least liked it enough to go back. I'll have to try the poutine. I had some really nice fries and a burger made with grass fed beef at Hogan's in on Sunday. It appeared to me that the fries were done in duck fat. They were really good. And on top of all that, one of the waitresses we had is worth the visit. I'll stop now before I sound like Dimitri the Greek Stud of yesteryear on tor.eats. :-)

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                                        Davwud RE: foodyDudey Oct 25, 2013 04:09 PM

                                        I've eaten at Hogans once and thought it was great. What's also great, at least, it was a handful of years ago, is the Hunt Pub in the basement. They share the kitchen so you know the food is well, well, well above normal bar fare.

                                        You were in my neck of the woods. Almost.


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                                          foodyDudey RE: Davwud Oct 26, 2013 12:43 AM

                                          I used to eat at Hogan's when I lived in Maple in the early 80's as it was one of the closest good restaurants in the vicinity and would often drive up there on a Thursday to eat and drink at the Hunt pub. I told our waitress that last time I was there, she probably wasn't born.

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                                        atomeyes RE: Davwud Oct 26, 2013 05:16 AM

                                        think this marks the first napkin review in Chowhound history

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                                          justxpete RE: atomeyes Nov 22, 2013 01:35 PM

                                          This made me lol. I'm afraid. Very afraid.

                                        2. re: Davwud
                                          Michael N RE: Davwud Oct 27, 2013 12:20 PM

                                          I finally got a chance to check the place out. I'll be writing a review in the next few days, but the quick version is that I thought it was pretty mediocre. For one thing, it had stuff mixed into the meat, which I'm not a fan of. The patty was saltier than I'd like and had other flavours I couldn't quite put my finger on. And while it was slightly juicy, the meat was way too tightly packed and a little bit on the dense side. Overall I didn't hate it but I certainly won't be going back anytime soon.

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                                            Davwud RE: Michael N Oct 27, 2013 02:46 PM

                                            I asked one of the owners and he said it was 100% angus beef.


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                                              Michael N RE: Davwud Oct 27, 2013 02:53 PM

                                              100% beef doesn't mean it hasn't been seasoned inside and out.

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                                              foodyDudey RE: Michael N Oct 27, 2013 02:59 PM

                                              I didn't notice anything extra in the two burgers my wife and I bought. The patty was not salty, and the density was fine. Maybe they vary from one day to another. I didn't notice any other flavours INSIDE the burger but then it had so much on it, I may have missed that.

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                                                Michael N RE: foodyDudey Oct 27, 2013 03:06 PM

                                                Yeah, I got mine with just tomato, pickle, and mayo, and was paying fairly close attention to the flavour of the beef itself.

                                                Anyway, whether a burger seasoned with stuff other than salt and pepper is even a bad thing really comes down to personal preference -- my opinion is that it takes away from what makes a hamburger great (i.e. the beef) but obviously there are different schools of thought.

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                                  air621 RE: angelos79 Nov 2, 2013 05:46 PM

                                  Went with my son this afternoon for lunch. Overall, fairly pleased with the place. Off the top, the cashier was super nice and helpful. Did the usual upsell on everything as is expected. Went with a kids' frank combo with onion rings, I pigged out and got a straight up frank and patty.
                                  Free toppings are ones you'd expect, nothing out of the ordinary. I dress my burger with mayo and ketchup along with the usual salad. For a $5 burger, this was better than I would expect. Unlike what some have said here, it was all beef, no filler and leaned on the side of underseasoned, which I appreciate. Good beefy taste, fairly juicy despite being on the small side. My favourite thing about it was that they offer to put your burger on a brioche, which was really nice. I would definitely have one of these again.
                                  Hot dog was fairly typical. Nice snappy casing. Pretty big and though the bun was nice, there was just too much of it. Had one of the boy's onion rings. I think I have to get an order all to myself because it may have been one of the crunchiest, tastiest o-rings I've had.
                                  Next time, I'll pig out with a burger, rings and a shake. And not eat till the next day. Two really nice notes were, 1) when I went to select my toppings, the man at the grill, who I think may be the owner, said "I gave you some fries". He put a free large order of pretty good fries on my tray. Not as crispy as I like but good. Amazing for free, that's for sure. 2) The cashier came over to check on us soon after we got our food and then came to bus our table for us and checked again when we were done. They were really nice and to me, that counts for a lot at a place where the staff isn't getting tips and the food is cheap. I'll go again.

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                                    Davwud RE: air621 Nov 3, 2013 05:02 AM

                                    They seem to be very much interested in feed back.


                                  2. Davwud RE: angelos79 Nov 7, 2013 09:35 AM

                                    Back again for lunch today.

                                    P & F Style Frank: A hot dog with cheddar, bacon bits, chopped up burger and sauteed onions. I added mustard. I loved it. The weiner was good quality and everything had a nice balance with the eception of the burger meat. It was rather lost in there.

                                    Onion Rings: Also very good. Home made they passed the pinch test although some of the breading did fall off. The pull test they passed with flying colours. They were tasty in a basic way. Not a lot coming from the breading other than crunch. They were a bit greasy even for rings. I spoke with one of the owners and he said he knew that and is working on it.

                                    The one owner I've talked to really seems eager for feedback. Which I love.


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                                      foodyDudey RE: Davwud Nov 7, 2013 11:07 AM

                                      Sounds like you had a better lunch than I did. I met some former co-workers at the Shopsy's at Woodbine and Steelcase.
                                      My friends said the food is always good there. I realise now that they both have no idea what decent food is. Try and contact me next time you are going to Patty and Franks and I can join you.

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                                        Davwud RE: foodyDudey Nov 7, 2013 11:22 AM

                                        Or just lunch period. My email is under my profile. Drop me a line and we can work something out.


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