Monday, 26 March 2012

Holy Chuck Burgers

Holy Chuck (1450 Yonge Street, Toronto)

As a huge fan of Burger's Priest and Stockyards, I had to make a trip to Holy Chuck Burgers. The food was  delicious and must note that the MILKSHAKES are incredible! I got the NUTELLA + SALTED CARAMEL milkshake, which was thick, creamy, sweet and utterly delectable.

The Menu 

The Big Chuck 
Built exactly like a Big Mac but SO MUCH BETTER. The quality of ingredients is evident and was quite delicious. I did not find the burger incredibly greasy as some reviewers had mentioned (definitely a lot less greasy than Burger's Priest). In my opinion, I prefer the actual patty at Burger's Priest = more melt in your mouth and slightly better seasoned beef. But the overall experience at Holy Chuck is more enjoyable with ample seating, better fries, amazing milkshakes and DELICIOUS BURGERS of course! 

Juicy, delicious double patty (hard to see the second one under the middle bun), good old classic American cheese, lettuce, onion, special sauce and pickles. YUM! 
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Black Camel

Black Camel (4 Crescent Road, Toronto)

A visit to the Black Camel was way overdue, as I constantly hear about their fantastic sandwiches. Unfortunately when we arrived they were sold out of the pulled pork but  decided to go with the beef brisket. You can really taste the quality of these simple sandwiches (which are massive by the way) and are absolutely delicious!


Beef Brisket with caramelized onions and BBQ Sauce
The incredibly tender and juicy shredded beef brisket paired with soft, sweet caramelized onions and a savoury BBQ sauce. Deliciously savoury, sweet, salty and the bread stood up perfectly to the juicy sandwich. 

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Jacob's & Co Steakhouse

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse (12 Brant Street, Toronto)

I know I have a lot of posts regarding Jacob's and Co. Steakhouse, but this was a TOTAL STANDOUT! This is possible the best steak I have EVER had in my LIFE.

Oakleigh Ranch Waygu (Diamond Grade) Flat Iron 9oz 

Beautifully cooked. Literally like a skillet of butter the steak was juicy, succulent and wonderfully flavourful. The marbling of the waygu was incredible - melt in your mouth - the best piece of meat I have ever ingested EVER!

My wonderful steak, beef steak tomatoes & potato puree (both half orders as I was the only one eating!). Also I had some of the duck fat fries with my steak and definitely is my choice of side with this steak.

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Monday, 5 March 2012

Taco El Asador

Taco El Asador (690 Bloor Street West, Toronto)

A little hole in the wall located near Bloor and Christie, they are serving up some good Mexican food. I do have to be honest and it is NOT NEARLY as good as Grand Electric (which is just so phenomenal and again I will say it - my favourite restaurant right now in the city), BUT I do have love for this place. The people who work here are incredibly friendly and it is a cheap eat, totally no frills.


Guacamole and Chips 
Well seasoned guacamole and fresh chips. 

 Al Pastor Taco 
Regardless of minor inconsistencies, the FLAVOUR of this pork is fantastic. The meat is a bit dry but the flavour is excellent, so it makes up for it. As well, USE THE SALSA ON ALL TACOS. It helps with the dryness and kicks the flavour up another notch. 
**MAKE SURE TO ASK FOR EXTRA PINEAPPLE. It is often very minimally added. 

Crispy Chorizo Sausage Taco 
Hard tacos, ground up chorizo, queso freso and romaine. Simple but delicious. Although my favourite is still the al pastor, you really cannot go wrong. Again the flavours are really excellent. 

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Sunday, 4 March 2012

A little more from Grand Electric

Grand Electric (1330 Queen Street West, Toronto)

After my first experience here at Grand Electric, I just had to return. I really liked it the first time but I absolutely LOVED it this time around. I can easily say this is hands down, my favourite restaurant in Toronto right now. The Mexican food is just outstanding -- my favourites include the fresh fried chips, guacamole + salsa, the TACOS (Baja Fish, Pork Belly al Pastor - sweet&salty goodness!, and the Arbol Chicken). The flavours in all their items are just perfection. I returned and to my surprise (luckily!!), the Rojo Pozole was on the menu. We also tried the pig tail taco (forgot to take a photo - very fatty and succulent like pork belly) and the beef cheek taco featured below. This time, I GENEROUSLY used the green and red sauces (presumably some sort of salsa/hot sauce) on the tacos and it just took the flavours to another level.  AMAZING! Don't overlook the Key Lime Vasa and of course, I had my good fill of Grand Electric Sours (Bourbon Sours)!

Rojo Pozole 
 A Mexican soup/stew like concoction. The flavours in this were absolutely exploding! So much flavour jam packed in this bowl and I loved the fresh shredded pork. The fresh chips sprinkled on top, along with the little jar of hot sauce = totally delicious! 

Beef Cheek Taco 
I was pleasantly surprised, although I was not sure what to expect. This beef is melt you in mouth, succulent and it has this almost glazed flavour to it, giving that sweet and salty element. 

Beef Tartare Tostada 
I am a fan of tartare and this was a fantastic rendition. The peanuts added a wonderful element of texture and flavour.

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