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Starting Wednesday, May 30th, The GridTO will be hosting Burger Week in Toronto. The Grid has teamed up with some of Toronto’s best restaurants to celebrate the amazing joy that burgers have brought to people over the years. Restaurants will be offering either a special $5 burger or, at premium restaurants, a one-time-only featured burger creation.
Murrays Sandwich Emporium, located at 671 Queen Street West, just steps away from Six50 King condos is one of the restaurants participating in Burger Week. Their specialty is The Burgster. This is a 6 ounce patty on an Ace Bakery Roll with white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and special Murray’s mayo on top. This delicious burger is their $5 Burger Week Special.
The Drake Hotel, located just east of the Bohemian Embassy Flats and Lofts, is also participating in Burger Week. However, as a premium restaurant, they are featuring a special burger for two to share. Their featured burger will be The One-Pounder, which contains naturally raised chuck and shirt rib with Grand Chevalier cheese, arugula, red onion, and tomatoes, and onion rings for $28. This is definitely not your typical burger.
For people who live closer to the downtown core, by Charlie Condos or M5V, Brassaii on King has the perfect burger special. Their specialty by burger boss Chris Kalisperas, is a $15 lamb burger with wild-leek aioli, heirloom tomato, house-made pickles, and feta cheese piled onto an Ace Bakery bun and served with fries.
Another great option is E11even, which is named after the 11 points on a Canadian Maple Leaf. This restaurant is located at 15 York Street, just down the road from Ten York condos. Their burger specialty this week is the California Burger. It features a prime shoulder chunk with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, mayo and mustard, topped with jalapeno havarti and sliced avocado. It comes served on an egg bun with a choice of fries or salad for $23.
This event will culminate on Sunday, June 3rd, at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. This will not be a vegetarian event, so vegetarians should approach with caution. Commencing at 11:30 a.m., the best burger-meisters inToronto will come together to cook sliders. Other items on the menu will include brisket, lamb, and haggis. Entry to this event will be $5 and sliders will be $3 each.
Posted May 28, 2012