Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Coronary at Woody's Burgers, Toronto, Canada

We are taking a burger a day north of the border this week with a trio of burger reviews starting with Woody's Burgers in Toronto, Canada. Woody's is located at the far west end of the Toronto on the lakeshore and borders the city of Mississauga. If you are coming to Woody's from downtown- it's quite the trip, but one that worthwhile after you try a burger.

Woody's Burgers
Woody's has often been voted as having one of the city's best burgers and their claim to fame are burger's that are hand formed daily using local farm raised beef cooked over a wood burning grill. They offer a variety of burgers- Beef, Turkey, Chicken and Bison with some stuffed with blue cheese or cheddar. Their menu also includes pulled pork sandwiches, sweet potato and regular fries as well as a full bar.

I gave the appropriately named "coronary burger" a try. The coronary is a 7oz patty stuffed with cheddar cheese, topped with more cheddar, an egg, thick bacon, fried onion and mayo on a soft toasted sesame bun. You can always add additional toppings so I also included fried mushrooms. As you can see from the picture, most of the cheese that was stuffed in the burger before cooking, leaked out while cooking,  but there was still plenty of flavor to go around. The beef was truly the highlight of this burger- it was either a different blend of cuts or cows north of the border just taste different- it was juicy, but not crumbly and held together tightly with a slighty "springy" almost elastic consistency. Overall, everything went together extremely well- the over-easy egg spilled it's yolk over the bacon which would yield bites similar to what you'd get with a breakfast sandwich. The onion strings added a nice touch too. This burger is simply fantastic and ranks with some of the better ones that I've had.

The Coronary Burger at Woody's Burgers
Woody's burgers are top notch and any burger aficionado should seek this place out. One note: be prepared to wait. It takes time to make these burgers- it took us 20 minutes and it was not all that busy. The one redeeming fact is that you can sit down and relax on the patio, enjoy some sun and a beer while you wait.

Aburgeraday rating- 8/10

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