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Patty and Franks Greek Town

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Michael N

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

      1. re: bytepusher

        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 :-)

      2. re: Michael N

        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...

        1. re: foodyDudey

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

          1. re: bytepusher

            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.

            1. re: foodyDudey

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

      3. 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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        1. re: angelos79

          A literal boot wrapped in cardboard is better than square boy

          1. re: disgusti

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

            Where do they serve them?

            and what do they charge?

            1. re: disgusti

              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.

              1. re: biggreenmatt

                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.

                1. re: foodyDudey

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

                  1. re: bytepusher

                    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.

                    1. re: Yongeman

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

            2. 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!

                  1. re: Davwud

                    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.

                      1. re: julesrules

                        Only one franchise? Go BIG or go home!

                    1. re: Davwud

                      Not yet! This weekend hopefully.

                      1. re: Michael N

                        I will be awaiting your assessment.

                        I think I'll be going the following weekend.

                        DT

                        1. re: Michael N

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

                          DT

                          1. re: Davwud

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

                              1. re: petek

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

                                1. re: duckdown

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

                                  DT

                              2. re: Davwud

                                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.

                                fD

                                1. re: foodyDudey

                                  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.

                                  DT

                                  1. re: foodyDudey

                                    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.

                                    DT

                                    1. re: Davwud

                                      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. :-)

                                      1. re: foodyDudey

                                        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.

                                        DT

                                        1. re: Davwud

                                          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.

                                      2. re: Davwud

                                        think this marks the first napkin review in Chowhound history

                                        1. re: atomeyes

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

                                        2. re: Davwud

                                          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.

                                          1. re: Michael N

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

                                            DT

                                            1. re: Davwud

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

                                            2. re: Michael N

                                              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.

                                              1. re: foodyDudey

                                                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.

                                2. 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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                                  1. re: air621

                                    They seem to be very much interested in feed back.

                                    DT