I consider myself a foodie, but my friend Robbie David is a super foodie. And when Robbie recommends something, you KNOW it’s going to be great.
But Robbie isn’t your typical foodie. Forget the fancy plates and foam-topped modernist. Robbie is an expert on steaks, smoked meats, and burgers. So when he asked me if I wanted to check out a new (to me) burger joint, I was IN!
To be fair, although I was looking forward to lunch, I did have some small reservations. I’ve sampled this city’s purported Best Burgers, but I always come back to good old Burger’s Priest. Very hard to beat that burger, than bun, and option to top it with double smoke (deep-fried jalapeños). Still, I went in with an open mind.
So we headed to the new Rudy on Duncan Street, just a 20 minute walk from my place. There are apparently another two in town, and Robbie swears by them.
The menu is surprisingly simple: Cheeseburger, Double Cheeseburger, a Fried Chicken Sandwich, and sides. We both ordered Doubles.
The patties are smash griddled to perfection, the edges crisp and savory. Everything else – the lettuce, the tomato, the Rudy sauce and soft bun – came together wonderfully. Dare I call this Toronto’s Best Burger?
Yes. I dare.
And apparently, I’ve been told, their fried chicken sandwich is even better than the burger! I’ll have to check it out next time. Or maybe the time after that because this burger has been on my mind since Monday.
So what’s the next best thing to actually eating burgers? How about watching videos of people eating burgers?
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All four of the above burgers look great, but the Emily is the one I really need to try with its caramelized onions, pretzel bun, and medium-rare doneness.
So, I’m considering a World Burger Tour. Tell me, what is the Best Burger in your town? And what makes it so good?