danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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33¢ burgers!

No shit… and times two = 66¢!! And, these are the best quality bad-boys (frozen) my local market has to offer… twenty bucks for six is regular price! You do the math. But, y’all know my shopping (finagling) skills by now… so, box cost me TWO BUCKS!!

… and, them’s the fancyshmancy Ace Bakery burger buns to boot too!


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113 days, and counting!

… (is a prime number btw) and I cannot wait till it hits zero! … ok, here goes; I’M MOVING BITCHES, and am chuffed as fuck! The cat was let outta bag for those in the know some time ago, and now y’all are officially included in dansnewsoftheday… I’m moving to Leslieville (many pics/blogs will follow too – promise)! Queen Street East Mofos! I’m gonna be an east-end hipster, lol! I keep calendar counting down the days, playing it all out in my mind, over and over… and over! Completely cognizant there’s still so much to do before the day arrives, but come October 1st, am looking (& leaping) forward to the countless, new neighbourhood experiences to enjoy… is my (soon to be) new life! Yep, chuffed as mofo fuck!

… perhaps a hop, skip (no jump – weez too old) for burgers @ the Brooklyn to celebrate (again), whaddya ya think Tiff K?… yer dime… well, maybe, we’ll see, lol!


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Brunch @ Farmhouse Tavern

… + CNE Air Show … well, snippets while driving/walking, lol! Yep, def Labour Daze

Beer …

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Tiff’s Kale Benny …

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My burger – topped w/ duck egg …

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OMFG – SOOO gooood ….

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More beer …

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Oh, & don’t forget about F*CKmondays! …

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Portuguese + Korean … meets Hawaiian?!

… Aloha!! New stuff from my Fortinos … pork burger with a Portuguese punch, condiment with a Korean kick, surrounded by sweet Hawaiian buns … sliced onion and Monterey Jack Cheese complete the package. The Verdict: best burgers EVER … both Tiff and I say so … then it must be so … I wanna hula, lol!! 😀

from the flyer (forgot to snap a pic earlier, sorry) …

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PC Kimchi is the bomb on burgers …

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next time tip: STEAM these …

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piled high goodness …

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mouthwatering close-up …

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Friday BBQ!!

… Friday of a long weekend no less, Victoria Day for all ya numbskulls!! And ’cause it was a rush buying/prepping/takin’ pics/blogging … is pretty much a pic post!!

Certified Angus Beef

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Look at that marbling

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Cut into chunks, and secret-seasoned

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Into the grinder, a medium grind

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Corn; husked pull back, silk removed, water soaked, thrown on grill

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Almost done

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Sorry, no money-shot … cremini & gruyere burgers w/ a cob … did say rushed y’all, lol!!


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South St. Burger Co.

… made it here … finally!! Had the group discount WagJag from what seems ages ago, and today decided to go. Oh, and I’ve never been to South St. … famous for their mango chutney (and no if you must know, not on you life, lol), as well as other fun (unique) offerings. I loaded my burger with gorgonzola, chipotle BBQ sauce, spicy onions, dijon horseradish mayo, w/lettuce and tomatoes too!! Tiff had guacamole, spicy onions, hot peppers, garlic mayo, honey mustard, w/lettuce and tomato (sorry, no pic). We agreed the food was good, Tiff especially loved the fries, and I second that – they were great. The burgers were good too … but nothing outstanding, we’ve def had better. Must admit, I really enjoyed the chipotle flavour on mine, the spiciness was perfect. Unfortunately the bottom line is we probably won’t go back … er, unless we snag another WagJag, lol!!

fries and shake …

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ma burger (toasted bun – nice touch) …

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even with the coupon – it ain’t cheap …

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WagJagging

… all the way to the bank. One of those group discount deal-of-the-day websites, my favourite one btw. Tiffany K has been keeping a keen eye on the goings-on lately … got in on this incredible Special K score … did you know they made Flatbread Morning Sandwiches? Well me neither, but I do now, AND I got mine for free … same for their Morning Shake Beverages as well … wasn’t aware of them, but yep … gratis. Before the Kellogg’s haul y’all bought into $20 worth of food for $10 from South Street Burger Co. … and here’s the kicker; when Tiff was signing up for the deal, sitting in her account was an unexplained $5 credit … so actually it only cost five bucks five bucks five bucks (sorry Pizza Hut, lol)!! I’m so excited, have never been, although I was close to going on a number of occasions. From what I heard/read, their burger is throughthemothereffingroof delicious, PLUS included (no extra charge) is a shitload of cool toppings available … who does that? Mango chutney, HELLO?! 😀

voucher printed …

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low-key Thanksgiving!!

Circumstances (which I won’t get into, divulge) dictated this simple affair!! And ya know what?? … easy and understated beats fancy schmancyANYEFFINGTIME!! Felt great for once not slaving (for days) in the kitchen for the troops. Too tired to story-tell folks … here’s a few pics from earlier today.

Creemore, coffee, and Canadian sparkling water …

Tiff K’s flat top

Burger, frites and mayonnaise (love the Bibb btw) …

check out the doneness, perfectly rare …

another look  …

… and the bill …


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Burger Week?!?!

… more like Burger Day!! 

Tiffany K and I found out about it last minute, so were only able to take part on the final day.

Participating restaurants:

… and neatly mapped:

Once we became aware, we decided early yesterday morning to go to The Gladstone Hotel (#3) … their burgers sounded great, plus we were gonna be nearby – was a win win!! OMG, what a beautiful café … so relaxing, you def don’t wanna rush … ya wanna unwind soaking in the atmosphere, the company, just chillin’ ‘n veggin’!! It was here (after we ordered) that we talked about, came up with the idea of having our burger day … too bad it wasn’t planned earlier, otherwise we would have done it slightly differently … we would been smarter ’bout ‘pproaching it!!

The café (was packed, honestly, lol … this is a narrow view that I took when no one was in the shot):

duo de Blanche de Chambly (yes, VERY light and cloudy, AND yes great great beer):

uno B de C (ignore the beer glass)… nice Tiffany  Tiffany K, lol:

The burgers:

… and the bill (of course, lol):

Done!! But as I said, sitting in sumptuous comfort we decided this would only be the beginning … UNION Restaurant (#8), here we come!! And if you peek at the map, can see they’re just a stone’s throw away from each other, literally a hop skip and a jump apart!!

AHHHH, my beloved Creemore, lol:

The burgers:

Juicy, bit ‘o pink too:

… and the bill – Fuck Brunch, LOL!!:

Two down one to go … BQM Burgershoppe (#7) … (hold on, wait a minute … beep beep beep … we played that one smart, 1 burger, 1 beer each … something we should have started out doing .. am still pissed at those $4 fries, what was I thinking, ALMOST the cost of a burger, lol? … just takes away from the frugality – fun of it … and puts unwanted carbs in my belly) is next … our final stop, and it’s conveniently located on the same street and within walking distance, which we did!! But tiny Tiffany K’s gut was beginning to burst. Standing on the outside staring in was as close we were gonna get, but that was ok!! And as they say … two out of three ain’t bad!! No it ain’t, no it motherfucking ain’t!!

A few thoughts:

Hands down EVERYTHING was better at The Gladstone … ‘cept the burger … it was ordinary at best, nothing special & nothing memorable!! UNION on the other hand, while immediately (ok, initially) being a bit of a letdown, it was so fucking hot inside!! No chance of leisurely lingering for hours, like we wanted to at The Gladstone  you just wanted to scarf yer burger and bolt (Christ, I was tempted to ask for take-out … but meaning no Creemore, meant not a chance in hell, lol), come to think of it, we kinda did, lol!! Ok ok, they did have the aforementioned Creemore … and their burgers FUCKING rocked!! Without question, WAY better … ’twas a no-brainer picking a winner … the breadbutter pickles, the coco bun … momentarily I held a handful of Heaven!! I almost started to cry, LOL!!

… and a couple bonus pics:

Loved the Chambly so much (had it before btw, wasn’t new to me), went out and bought (snapped this before I did, lol) a halfsack today, lol:

Throughout the day was taking washroom mirror pics, lol … have a shitload too (and what does this have to do with this blogpost? Absolutely nothing, lol!!), but I’ll only show y’all the very first one, before I even made it into either restaurant … and I ain’t telling ya where I was at, lol … less ya know, the better trust me, lol … what a fucking nut (oui, moi, lol) … danistrulytheman 06/02/12: