I was sitting in the hot tub the other day, reading the North Toronto Post, and they had The Burger's Priest listed as one of The top 100 restaurants in Toronto. It was # 20, in fact, so I had to check it out. It's just down Queen Street East from the catering company where the Boy is working for the summer, so why not drop in? Jesus loves me, this I know, so to check it out, I would surly go.
Pretty unassuming from the outside, I had driven by it lots of times and never noticed it.
schtick is it's a burger joint run by a priest who got tired of eating at places like "Dangerous Dan's", who serve gigantic burgers that are overcooked tasteless patty bricketts served on a huge bun with some everyday toppings. If you like quality over quantity, "The Burgers Priest" was supposed to be the place.
I also like my burgers like I like my sermons. Very rare. Acckkk!! Burning for that one.
|The Menu. What, No Brewskis?|
Really loud 70's music greeted me on arrival (not that there's anything wrong with that), and 4 small wooden stools stood against the wall, but they were all occupied by people waiting for their orders. Must be good, I thought. So I waited. I could see the grill behind the cage where the burgers were being prepared, and saw these tiny meat balls on a tray.......
|That's actually going to be 5 burgers, not 2. Doh.|
|My burger, which is in my stomach, hallowe'ed be the name.....|
Speaking of fries, these were awesome. I ate most of them before I got home.
|Yukon Gold, scarfed half of them plain before I got home.|
Oh well, back to the story. I got home and opened up the bag.This is what it looked like. Not like the ad, I'm sure.
|The cheese melted into the bag. And where did that tall-boy come from?Who stole my fries?|
|Where have all the toppings gone? Long time passing. Where have all the toppings gone, long time ago? I asked them to drag it through the garden, still a 1/4 burger to go and nothing left but a bit of cheese.|
Anyhow, a solid 6/10 rating,very tasty, however I'm deducting 2 points because it was so expensive. Had this been a sitdown restaurant with beer, well OK. But it's just a walk in-take out joint. I'll give Lick's the nod for value and flavour (and a place to sit) over "The Burger's Priest" any day.
Or a Digger Burger........
|Ground Sirloin, a bit of cumin, salt (at the end, don't mix it in), freshly ground pepper, coriander, oyster sauce(secret ingredient), worchestershire sauce, paprika. Voila. Low GI bun. 10 oz. Digger Burger.|
|That's a Burger!|
|Happy 19th Birthday To The Boy! The best son (and sous chef) ever.|
Hey, and good luck to Dora, who's racing at the Bear Mtn. N.Y. Championships this weekend, doing the 50 miler. I wish I was there!That looks like a killer course.
'Cause Burgers are a friend of mine..........................
Caution, do not watch the above....... you will not be able to get it out of your head.