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What’s on the menu at Matty’s Patty’s Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson’s new takeout-only spot for smash burgers

By Caroline Aksich| Photography by Daniel Neuhaus
What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers

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Name: Matty’s Patty’s Burger Club Contact: 923A Queen St. W., mattyspattysburgerclub.com, @mattyspattysburgerclub
Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods Previously: Tacos Rico Owners: Matty Matheson, Gary Quinto and David Thorek Chef: Matty Matheson and Coulson Armstrong (Tamarack Farms) Covid-19 safety measures: Customers can pre-order using a web form. Pickup and delivery only—no dine-in option. Hand sanitizer is available. Accessibility: No barrier, as orders are currently passed through the front window.

The food

“I came back to Toronto because this is where it all began. This city gave me everything and this is where I grew my career,” says Matheson. “I opened during the pandemic so we could still make a living, create jobs and feed people.” For the burgers, Matheson is sourcing his AAA beef—brisket and chuck—from farms in southwestern Ontario. The house-ground meat is then portioned, refrigerated and smashed on a sizzling-hot flattop, giving each patty those delicious crispy edges. Various sauces are offered (spicy ketchup, pickled jalapeño may and the signature Matty’s Patty’s sauce) but all of the burgers come covered in American cheese on sesame-seed milk buns from Martin’s Bakery.

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
Each burger ball is liberally salted.

 

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
And then smashed, of course.

 

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
... until each one is almost paper-thin.

 

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
There are various sauces, but every burger in this joint comes topped with ooey-gooey American cheese. Just look at those toasty buns.

 

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
Here are some double-patty cheeseburgers topped with Matty’s Patty’s sauce (which is like a mustardy tartar sauce).

 

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What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
The Matty cheeseburger is made with one honking seven-ounce patty.

 

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
The vegan offering is made with an Impossible Meat patty.

 

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
There are fries, too, of the shoestring variety.
The drinks

Cans of Prince Edward County’s Matron Fine Beer, along with chocolate milkshakes and cans of pop.

The space

The team didn’t hire a designer to spruce up the space. Instead, they chose a colour palette from Matheson’s previous pop-ups—specifically, the ones he did in Hawaii and Japan. Pine walls and blue flooring and a decorative surfboard (a collaboration between RVCA and the Campbell Brothers) give the tiny room a beach shack vibe.

What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
Here’s Matheson, back in early October, handing out orders.

 

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What's on the menu at Matty's Patty's Burger Club, chef Matty Matheson's new takeout-only spot for smash burgers
The burger joint is right across the street from Trinity Bellwoods park, perfect for patty picnics when the weather cooperates.

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