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Burger Week 2014 - May 28 to 31st - $5 burgers at various restaurants

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Burger week is happening again. The "event"/Burger Day isn't AYCE this year. You have to pay an admission fee plus pay for your food. However, the $5 burgers for Burger Week look good. Figure it is worth starting a thread so people can share their burger finds during the week.

http://burgerweek.ca/

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  1. Must get the Barque burger. Smashed brisket burger with smoked, candied bacon and pommery BBQ sauce on a brioche bun. gah!!!

    1. This sounds good: FAT LOUIE'S BBQ

      The Smoked Belly Burger: two beef patties, smoked pork belly, American/cheddar cheese, jalapenos, onion, ketchup, and mustard.

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      1. re: GoodGravy

        Does anyone know how Olliffe in Rosedale is participating? I thought they were just butchers?

        1. re: sufficientlybuttered

          It says they are, though I wonder if their St. Lawrence Market location will be as well...

          1. re: sufficientlybuttered

            So as per description it will be a raw patty during burger Week which you can buy at the store

            "Raw in-store patty: Bison chorizo"

            And on Burger Day slider: Bison chorizo burger with smoked gouda, apple slaw, and spicy chicharróns.

          2. re: GoodGravy

            Never tried Holy Chuck before. Is it worth the trip? What's being offered as the $5 burger? Thanks.

            1. re: caitlink

              If you like Shake Shack-style burgers, or Burger Priest, then you'll like Holy Chuck.

              1. re: caitlink

                They are pretty awesome and for $5 its a steal....they are offering this on Burger week

                "The Misbred Village Bahahastard: Two patties of aged beef, Ontario lamb, and saganaki cheese ground together and topped with red onion, Greek olive oil, and sautéed peppers"

                1. re: warlock

                  Heard that last year there was over an hour wait for burgers at Holy Chuck during Burger Week (though, guess it depends on what time of day you go).

                  1. re: ylsf

                    I have gone at about 11ish the last two years....and on a saturday if i remember correctly.....no lineups at all.....but I guess the later you go the longer you wait...

                    1. re: warlock

                      The last two years the event was on the Sunday. I've worked both years and there were only not line ups for the first 15 minutes of the event.

                      1. re: LexiFirefly

                        Warlock was referring to the line up at Holy Chuck in response to my post about hearing there were long lines there.

                          1. re: ylsf

                            Yup ylsf....

                            LexiFirefly..I was referring to Burger week (which runs wed-sat) and not Burger Day (whcih runs on the Sunday)..

                            1. re: warlock

                              Again sorry! Saturday can be tough for the restaurants if you go to late a lot of them sell out, no delivery in time for the burger day. This is what I get for reading on my phone. Sorry!

                  2. re: caitlink

                    I think Holy Chuck is disgusting. Way salty and cheap tasting dry meat.

                    Burger's Priest is far better, with a thicker, juicier patty and high quality beef.

                    1. re: BigBabyYeezuS

                      To each their own but the last three visits to BP I found extremely disappointing. I'm far from a salt fiend, but they were all completely tasteless over cooked burgers. I used to love BP, can't say I care much for their product anymore.

                      1. re: BlackMambaSommelier

                        It's probably been almost a year since I was last at Holy Chuck, but I greatly preferred their burger to Priest. I've had a few burgers at Priest recently (Queen & Spadina location), and I didn't enjoy them.

                        I'll just save my fast food burgering for Shake Shack, I guess.

                        1. re: yakionigiri

                          Agree on Holy Chuck. I visited once also about one year ago and the burger was very good, definitely not dry or overly salty. Overall a decent experience. In any case, I'll save my burger eating for NYC as well.

                          1. re: yakionigiri

                            Have you walked over to P and L burger? I much prefer it to priest. Better value too.

                            1. re: chowfinder

                              Yes, many times. When they cook a burger rare, it's great. Unfortunately they aren't consistent. I prefer it to Priest as well, especially when they can "hit it."

                            2. re: yakionigiri

                              Shake Shack's the best of that group, no doubt, though I think it's overrated as well. I think burger's priest is good enough for what it is (a Shake Shack knockoff).

                              I think P&L is doing a really nice burger right now.

                              1. re: BigBabyYeezuS

                                I just wish they could consistently cook my burger rare, instead of well. It tends to be more problematic when ordering with other people who want different degrees of doneness. Every time I've gone alone they managed to cook it properly.

                                Shake Shack makes my favourite fast food burger after trying basically everything else... Too bad they changed their fries.

                    2. To make the deal even better, Paypal is doing a promo with select places for Burger Week where you can get a free burger by paying with the Paypal app:

                      http://www.thegridto.com/paypal/

                      1. This year i think the best burger is @ TOMA Burger Addiction

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                        1. re: mark22

                          Have you guys been busy so far?

                          1. re: mark22

                            I didn't like Tom A Burger at all! It is one step up from Hero Burger but not step enough.

                          2. Just had the Hogtown Smoke burger. Truly delicious!

                            Their $5 Burger Week special: Angus burger stuffed with pulled pork and topped with cheese, pork belly strips, and pulled pork infused with barbecue sauce and bourbon.