The Burger’s Priest ~ A Truly Religious Experience
After hearing so much hype about The Burger’s Priest, I finally ventured down to Queen Street East to quell my curiousity. Located in a small unit in a sketchy part of town, the fast food joint is standing room only. I stopped by for a late night bite on a weeknight, and there was still a long line running out through the front door. When I finally got through the doors, I was overwhelmed by the aroma of fresh ground burgers cooking on a flat top griddle. The decor inside was simple, but I was impressed by the subtle nuances, like the confessional booth screens that accent the front facade of the counter. It was hot in the small space and I was sweating like a whore in church.
I’ve had a lot of burgers in my lifetime, but very few come close to the sinfully delicious Priest Burger. It’s a cheeseburger with a special addition they call “The Option” – a juicy portabello mushroom with cheese, deep fried in batter. Ground and seasoned on site daily, the fresh beef patty is packed with flavour and grilled to juicy perfection. “The Option” is like nothing I’d ever had before. It looked like an onion ring on steroids.
My first bite was orgasmic. As my teeth penetrated “The Option,” I felt a warm explosion of creamy cheese jizz in my mouth. Sorry to sound crude, but those words really are the best ones to describe how sinfully delicious The Priest Burger really is. The bun is soft and fresh, and sops up the creamy goodness that spills out of the burger. At a premium price of $9.99, it’s not a cheap burger, but absolutely worth every penny. It was one of the best burger’s I’ve ever had!
I can’t wait to go back. I discovered that they have an unseen menu that they only post on their Facebook page. They’ve got secret burger concoctions like “The High Priest,” “The Tower of Babel,” “The Blue Steel,” “The Magnum”, and the aptly named lamb burger – “The Messiah”.
For now, I’ll have to settle for reliving my burger fantasy with the photo slideshow below. Enjoy!