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TORONTO’S TOP TAKEOUT: 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon Burger, bro!!!

Now, The Works Craft Burgers & Beer has been bringing the beef since 2001 — it’s also where I slayed a (double) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Burger in 2016, so I know they know what’s up! They’re still dealing out some wild and crazy burgs with names like Obi-Wan Kobe’s Man Cave, Gettin’ Piggy With It and Elk on a Beech, but when I saw the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon burger, you KNOW I’m gonna kick off my Sunday shoes, bro!!!!!!!

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This massively meaty monstrosity is packing back bacon, smoked bacon, maple bacon, and even bacon sticks — which are kinda like Hickory Sticks‘ porkier cousins — on top a slab of well-cooked beef. It comes with lettuce and tomato, but you can also add extra toppings from a list that’s like as long as the menu at The Cheesecake Factory! So I went with pickles (which were free), an onion ring and some Kraft Dinner (each a dollar extra). Also, in a nod to the last time I ate at The Cheesecake Factory, I paid two dollars more for a cheese-stuffed patty…although I don’t see any cheese inside, bro???

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Dude, this burger’s so outta bounds, it’s gotta quarantine for two weeks when it gets back! I mean, if you like the taste of meat on top of meat, on top of meat, then this is the sandwich for you. Just a little crunch from the lettuce and pickles, but the onion ring kinda gets lost here. And about half the bacon sticks and the KD ended up in the container… Good thing I brought a fork, bro!

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Now, this place also lets you pick from 12 different sides, so I went with the Tragically Maple Poutine, which is topped with maple bacon, more of those bacon sticks, and then completely drenched in bacon garlic donkey sauce. So much sauce that you can’t even taste the curds ‘n gravy, which makes this dish about as tragic as its name suggests.

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Man, even though The Works Craft Burgers & Beer has got beer right in its name, they don’t actually deliver the booze — you can get it for pickup through their website, though. So instead, I reached into the fridge for this renegade of funkalicousness, Autopop (you don’t stop!), a session sour with cherry cola from Blood Brothers. And I gotta say, when you lift the glass to your mouth, you can really smell the Cherry Coke. But in the taste department, it’s much more sour beer than soda pop…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

I liked the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Burger so much, I made mine a double!

When The Works first introduced its Reese PBC burger, stuffed with peanut butter cups, and topped with bacon, onion rings and chocolate, I knew it was only a matter of time before it made a meeting with my mouth. Mind you, the National Post gave it a collective thumbs-down, and Jimmy Fallon called it “a wrong way to eat a Reece’s,” which briefly made me reconsider if I wanted to eat one…so I ended up eating two:

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Make that two patties, anyways. The server was initially unsure what to charge me, as this was an unprecedented first in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Burger history—no one had ever doubled down on the RPC Burger and lived to tell the tale. In fact, my order took nearly an hour to prepare as the cooks couldn’t stop taking selfies with it, or something. It may or may not have its own hashtag; I dunno, I’m not on Twitter.

In any case, this was quite the culinary adventure. The chocolate and peanut butter melt right into the patties, and it’s the saltiness of the PB that really dominates. The onions give it a bit of a kick, and the bacon adds a nice chew, while the additional chocolate really makes more of a mess than anything. I will say that eating two patties stuffed with Reese’s made me feel like I consumed half a cow. And there may or may not be a napkin shortage at The Works now:

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