Queen St West is an amazing place to find nice burger places and you can also find P&L Burger there. It was rated as the best Burger under 10$ sometime in the past. In fact, only the hamburger is 9$, all other burgers on the menu are 10$, which is still kind of cheap for a gourmet burger in Toronto and they have only 9 burgers on their menu, which is refreshing in my opinion. You don’t have the agony of choice and go straight for your Burger.
I chose the Castor, a burger with cheddar, peameal bacon, lettuce, crispy onions and BBQ sauce and mayo as sauce in the combo with fries and a drink:
It came with a nice toasted bun and looked gorgeous. But on this picture you can already see that the patty was really dark. And it was in fact overcooked. No pink center is fine with me, but the crunch should come from the bun and from the vegetables. The patty should be soft and juicy and moist. This was more than well done and almost dry.
The sauce on the burger was dominated by the dressing from the lettuce. I have never seen that lettuce on a burger comes with a dressing and for me this is odd. i expected a BBQ taste from this burger, but there was only this strange feeling of eating a salad. The burger was not bad, it tasted really good, it was just not was i expected. And if the patty was more medium roasted it could have been a very nice burger with an awesome taste. But the patty is the most important part and therefore i wasn’t satisfied.