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Burgermania’s running wild on Yonge-Dundas Square!!!

Now, burgers and bandanas are two of my favourite things, so when I heard that Burgermania was coming back to Toronto, I was all bouncing off the ropes for a big leg drop, brother! They’ve serving up sliders, fries and milkshakes all weekend in Yonge-Dundas Square — I don’t need to cook until Monday, bro!!!

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Now, the biggest line at the whole festival was for Ronto’s Burger, which was all over Instagram with its mac ‘n cheese sliders. But you know how things always look better on Instagram, bro? In reality, this mac wasn’t very cheesy, and most of it didn’t stay between the buns, meaning you had a half-decent double cheeseburger with a side of mediocre mac instead.

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Now, on the other hand, Ronto’s other culinary creation, the Barnyard Burger, was pretty legit. You’ve got a beef burger topped with fried chicken, bacon, drizzled with honey, and then some pickles and coleslaw to balance out the sweetness. Man, I could go for another three of these — if I didn’t hafta wait in line again!!!

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Right next to Ronto’s stall, Good Fortune Bar was serving up this classic cheeseburger with a twist — Hickory Sticks, the greatest chips known to mankind. I’m pretty sure I have eaten Hickory Sticks off a flip-flop before…but when you put em on a burger, they taste even better!!!

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Cherry St Bar-B-Que, home of the best beef brisket you’ll ever find in a food court, was offering up this culinary challenge. You could get their 100% ground brisket Cherry Mac burger for five bucks, or for just two dollars more, you could add another patty, and another, and another… It’s a Flavourtown Quadruple Down, Fieri-san!!! And while the rest of the toppings could not compete with all that meat, who needs lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles when you can have brisket, brisket, brisket and more brisket, broseph????

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Of course, you can’t have four burgers without fries, so we’re hitting up Chef Michael G’s World Fry House, where they’re fresh cutting french fries right in front of your face! These are The Italian, topped with Parmesan and parsley. Who needs Crimson and Clover when you can have Parmesan and Parsley, Bro-an Jett???

 

Racking up some ribs @ Cherry St Bar-B-Que

Now, back when Assembly Chef’s Hall first opened, one of the first places I visited was Cherry St Bar-B-Que for some legit beef brisket. But now that it’s summertime, and they’ve got the sweet side patio, with an Airstream trailer serving up craft beer, I’ve come back…this time for some real-deal ribs:

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Now, a half rack of these babies will set ya back about 25 bucks, but they’re nice ‘n thick and meaty. Thing is, they aren’t really warm at 7 pm–they cook ’em earlier in the day, and leave ’em under plastic wrap. So the move might be to get ’em to go, and warm ’em up at home. Oh, and you might wanna grab some potato salad, too:

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Dude, this Potatopalooza is a slam dunk of funk in Flavourtown! These spuds are all seasoned up Greek style, with a buncha dill, and some purple onions on top. I don’t normally eat salad, but I would eat this off a flip flop!!!!

ASSEMBLY CHEF’S HALL: Legit beef brisket at a food court!?!? Shut the back door!!!!

The Assembly Chef’s Hall is now fully operational, with a buncha new food stands just opening up yesterday. And this is definitely the one I was waiting for, right here. I’ve never been to Cherry St Bar-B-Que before, cuz it’s in the middle of nowhere, but I can tell you that their food is straight outta Downtown Flavourtown. Here’s the beef right here, heading straight down my piehole!!!

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Man, this brisket is too legit to quit! You’ve got some big, meaty slices with just the right amount of fat. The meat is super-tender, melt-in-your-mouth, with that real-deal smoky flavour. The onions, pickles and holla-atcha-penos on the side make it a fully balanced breakfast, bro! They only had brisket and pulled pork on opening day, but I’m told they’ll be doing turkey and ribs too…so you know I’ll be back, like, seven times a week!!!!!!!