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Franki burger recommended- Vic Park

Vinnie Vidimangi | Jun 11, 201207:13 PM

Franki Boys Sports Bar and Grill
1752 Victoria Park Ave
416 701 1822

I posted previously asking Chrs for info on the burger. No one replied to the request , so I decided to take one -burp- two for the team. In summary, I would come back here , whereas I haven't and won't to any of the many places rhapsodized here. These places have left me, or rather I left these places, one or more of
(a) angry
(b) quizzical how someone can make a business out of so little.
(c) with a bad taste in my mouth (i) food no good
(ii) feeling exploited
(iii) both
d)hungry, particularly if I had thrown away the burger after a bite or two. Rather a bite and a nibble
e) feeling yucky if animal survival instinct or imbued morality had made me eat the burger
But I haven't tried them all. Expectation of more of the above.

Franki is a sports bar . Seems to be new and done up quite nicely. Nine TVs. Almost all high tables and chairs- fall off an dyou're cut off? Decorated with lots of photos of old hockey heroes. Some guys from even before the Maple Leafs won the Cup the last time. Didn't try the washroom so can't comment.

The burger combo special was $7.95, second one $3.99. Twelve oz burger, French fries or salad.
The sign said eat in only, the waitress I think told me that I had to have a drink with it. I went in and asked for one and said that I didn't want anything to drink but that she should add a couple of dollars. The owner talked me in to having two at the reduced price, dispensed with the drink requirement and let me have it to go. The singer of the American national anthem before the big game was aweful (no,no, I mean, really bad) while I waited; on all nine TVs.

The burger was "old skool" (sp?) "skule"?. A big patty said to be 12 oz. I don't know if it had been smashed, but it certainly was flat. and reasonably thick- like me, and this meal violated my diet.
Like I said, traditional. Mustard , relish, ketchup on the bottom. onion, tomato lettuce on top. I declined the cheese without asking if it was of the age of consent, and said no butter, no mayo , so I don't know if these would have been applied.
The patty itself was house made, quite clean tasting and tasty. It tasted like beef! Now there's something unusual! The only certification is from me and I don't know the pedigree of the cow. So you will have to believe me or not
The fries were ample and very good for their type. Better than most.
Fries on one combo, salad on the other.
The salad was basic chopped salad, but the vegetables were fresh , had not sat around and the salad was tasty.
As for the bun, you gotta give the guy a break; this is Toronto after all. It was better than many. Y'e know what- better than most. Certainly excellent in that it was harmonious with the aesthetic of the burger.

The burger is a special special.
There are everyday specials posted
Ribs and wings -$12.95
Chicken Caesar, or rather Ceaser
(he listened to the Mrs. and didn't go to the forum?) $9.95
Pulled pork on Kaiser
(nothing to do with the prior guy) $7.95
Grilled cheese, ham and fries $5.95
Mushroom cheddar omelette $7.95
Pint and six wings $7.95

If these items are like the burger, they should be quite good and with lots to eat.
Oh yeah, Sunday all you can eat wings $10.95.

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