What’s five times better than one burger? Five burgers, it’s just math people. In dramatic, fight-for-the-greasy-crown Game of Thrones style, a bunch of Toronto burger hot-spots have blessed all burger enthusiasts and organized a #BurgerBattle, giving us a reason to value the Toronto dining experience over that of Westeros (see here). One burger to rule the world, one burger to bind them… something like that, let’s just eat the burgers.
1st Contender: The Sens-Asian-Al Burger
Sens-Asian-Al is now the new favourite adjective. Also, gives new reason to eat.
Turkey patty, Asian slaw, Mill St. Hoisin BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, shoestring pickles.
2nd Contender: The Great Canadian
Ontario-ground chuck, chipotle bbq sauce, peameal bacon, cheddar cheese, crispy onions, sriracha aioli. We can only hope the rest of the world knows peameal bacon like Canada does.
3rd Contender: Crispy 592
Turkey patty, cranberry aioli, Havarti cheese, crispy chicken skin, tomato, arugula, shoestring pickles. Crispy chicken skin (needed to hear it again).
4th Contender: Nonna’s Pizza Burger
Ontario-ground chuck, mozzarella cheese, basil aioli, Nonna’s secret tomato sauce, crispy fried pepperoni, parmesan cheese. Thank you Nonna.
5th Contender: Moroccan Veg Burger
Leaving burgers for meat eaters is so 20th Century — this is a serious contender. Black-bean corn patty, hummus aioli, tabbouleh salad, Moroccan red pepper sauce, shoestring pickles, pickled turnips.
The winning burger (whichever receives the most orders) will be awarded a permanent spot on the menu of each participating restaurant, joining the Toronto burger hall of fame. Let the battle for the burger crown begin (mmm… burger crown).