Last night I met up with John Jones for dinner before we headed out to shoot “A Most Happy Fella”, the current Theatre Sheridan musical. We decided to meet at Kipling Station for convenience, and since we had no idea where the good food was around there, we were actually going to meet at Wendy’s of all places! But then I remembered that strange looking burger shack in the Six Points plaza: Apache Burgers.
Apache Burgers always seems to come up in discussions about the best burgers in Toronto. People always say, “I’ve heard that Apache Burgers is supposed to be good.” But I don’t know anyone who’s actually been there. It’s pretty out of the way… Unless you happen to be meeting a colleague at Kipling Station for dinner, that is.
By the way, that photo was taken with my phone. Not bad, eh? Way to go, Android. :)
This is the banquet burger, which has bacon and cheese on it. As you can see, the bun is huge. The burger itself is completely overwhelmed by bun. I’m a firm believer in the fact that the patty of a burger should always be poking out of the sides of the bun. The toppings were run-of-the-mill, and they had barbecue sauce in a huge tub and they spread it on with a spoon.
The taste was nothing special. I felt like I was eating 90% bun, but the bites of patty that I did get were pretty bland and uninteresting. It looks like it’s 100% beef without any filler, which was fine. It was griddled rather than grilled. It needed salt, and I would have been grateful for some more interesting toppings.
It might have been one of Toronto’s greatest burger joints when it opened, but I’ve been spoiled by the Animal Style burger at The Stockyards. I swear, eating that burger is like eating happiness. It was definitely better than eating at Wendy’s, but I would not make a special trip out there to have another one. Especially not with great burger options like Stockyards and Burgers Priest so much closer to home!
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