So every few Fridays, we like to have a little field trip for lunch.
We’ve gone for grilled cheese and awesome sandwiches, but recently we decided on burgers. Thanks to an amazing deal on Team Buy, my coworker M and I were able to get coupons for $16 worth of grub at Burger Bar for $8!
But not just any poutine my friends, Saag Poutine.
I know you’re saying, what the eff, right? But it was quite tasty. Although parts of it were bland as the spices were a bit concentrated in spots, it was overall worth a try but definitely split it with a friend.
Saag paneer is one of the few Indian dishes that I actually like, so I will willingly gobble it up any chance I get but french fries are something I don’t always go for.
I, of course, got a 6 oz. cheese burger (hello, captain obvious!) with brie (wheeee!) and M got the Lyon (Goat cheese, Arugula & Dijon), pictured at left.
Um…So we came here for burgers but the focus of our lunch seems to be cheese. There’s a theme on this blog…or in my life…or something. Is there a 12-step program for this? I kind of hope there isn’t.
Another awesome thing about the Burger Bar are the buns! I did ask for a gluten-free bun, which are available (HUGE bonus), but couldn’t tell if I actually received it. There were some crusty patrons that took away our server’s attention so I didn’t want to be a pest.
We both enjoyed the burgers. They were tasty and quite substantial, so much so that we couldn’t finish the poutine.
We did have trouble using the Team Buy coupons because they were both in MY name, something that was NOT clear when they were ordered online, but the owner was super cool and let us off the hook, so we left our waitress a nice tip. Plus, she was given a raw deal earlier from those surly patrons who obviously were lost looking for McDonald’s.
So, with the gourmet burgers being the “in” thing in Toronto now, I’m sure this won’t the first and last burger we go out and try!
Are burgers a big thing in your neck of woods? Is it just a big city things? Is there a burger war brewing in your town? What new place have you checked out recently that you liked? Let a mouse know…especially if it involves cheese.