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Bymark burger report

mstacey42 | Apr 11, 200803:02 PM

This afternoon, after selling some coins at the precious metals desk at Scotia Bank, my wife and I decided to get some drinks at bymark. Something neither of us would normally do, because we live in comparative poverty and squalor. We both had gin martinis, and watched the odd-to-us crowd of suit clad humans. We split a burger and fries.

Burger: delicious, juicy, medium rare beef.

brie-de-meaux: delicious, high quality---however, I believe that kraft singles and Stilton are the only two choices for burger cheese.

pancetta: the crispiest, saltiest, tastiest thin slice of bacon I've ever seen.

porcini mushrooms: great, flavourful meaty little guys.

summer truffle: massive truffle taste, no physical truffle in evidence.

Fries: nice, crispy, not as good as JK. served with chipotle aioli (or something like that) that was, to me, indistinguishable from the "chipotle mayo dipstravaganza" served at the Madison with their god-awful half-priced, happy-hour, calamari ringos.

All in all...about 25% better than the Roxton burger at 3x the price. If you've got the money, it's a handsome burger. Very friendly and---remarkable given our shabby appearance---unpretentious service.

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