Holy Chuck Burgers – Yonge St Clair, TO

Holy Chuck Burgers
Yonge St Clair, Toronto
http://holychuckburgers.com/

One day late after work my colleague and I decided that working a 14 hour day deserved some sort of artery clogging and slightly disgustingly delicious food. Me, wanting to get the foie gras poutine again suggested we go to holy chuck.

I was unsure what burger to get so it took me a while to pick something; I ended up going with the farmers threesome, it was a triple patty burger, one beef, one bacon and one lamb.

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The food too a bit of time to come out but they were pretty busy so I was slightly forgiving. I started with the burger and was disappointed and surprised at the same time, the bacon patty was amazing (if anything slightly overpowering) while the lamb did not need to be there, it was too heavily herbed and didn’t match the profile of the burger.

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I was underwhelmed by the burger – the first one I had was definitely much better, I think it was a classic double chuck with all the fixings – I started on the poutine and while it was just as rich and flavourful as the last time the foie gras was heavily overcooked and both rubbery and stringy.

While I do still rate it above Burgers Priest, I’m a little worried that it’s slipped this much in 4 months.

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Au Cheval – West Loop, Chicago

Au Cheval
West Loop, Chicago
http://auchevalchicago.com/

Note to self. Note to everyone.

Get there as soon as it opens, or call ahead 3 hours, the place gets jam-packed. In this instance I was glad I came alone. After only 20 minutes I was able to get a seat at the bar.

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I ordered the single (which is actually a double) cheeseburger with their slab like bacon. The burger came with cheese, onion, mayo like mustard, pickles and bacon.

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It was beastly. A very different burger to what I had expected; it definitely needed ketchup; I know some people are against it but the mustard/mayo was very heavy and yolky and really needed a ketchup like tang. The meat and bun were fantastic, the bacon in my opinion was a little overpowering but the gentleman next to me loved it. (Blurry I know)

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While overall a tasty burger, it was not what I was expecting; inherently, burgers are very preferential and this one was not to mine.
Au Cheval Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato