Best of the City 2013: a thick, juicy cheeseburger that sticks to the essentials

Best of the City 2013: a thick, juicy cheeseburger that sticks to the essentials

Best of the City 2013: cheeseburger from The Gabardine (Image: Vicky Lam)
 

Toronto has so many patty artisans, it could well support a burger guild. The Gabardine sets aside artisanal trickery and commits to the elemental simplicity of meat, bun, BLT. The sirloin-chuck mound is two inches thick, pink in the middle and draped with old cheddar. On top, there’s double-smoked bacon, ripe tomato and a Boston lettuce leaf. The sturdy sesame seed bun soaks up the free-flowing juices. $18.

The Gabardine, 372 Bay St., 647-352-3211