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Hole-E Burger Bar

air621 | May 8, 2014 08:12 AM

Went to this place last night. It's at 1050 Coxwell Ave (Coxwell & O'Connor) in the East York Village. Nice addition to the stretch. It's a good looking place, the service was great. Ordered a burger for myself and sliders for the child. Took 10 minutes or so because they cook as ordered. Didn't mind as we had time to kill. I was interested in trying them mostly because of the cheese skirt a la Squeeze Inn in Sacto, CA.
With the standard toppings, it was too big to take a proper bite of. Burger itself was an odd mix of overcooked and dry in parts with a few rare bits. Wasn't heavily seasoned, which I like but there was no beef taste in the bite. Didn't exactly highlight the meat. The skirt was fairly small and didn't really add anything to the burger. The bacon didn't even come through flavour-wise. It was good but I guess I was expecting more given the hype about the holes and the cheese skirt. The fries were plentiful and salted with a heavy hand. They say they're twice fried but it certainly didn't seem that way. The sliders were entirely dry, again with the odd bit of rare beef mixed in. My daughter barely at one and wasn't interested in the second one.
I would order it again if I was in the neighbourhood. But I'd sooner head over to Joe's if I was in the mood for a burger and fries. The whole family agreed on that one.
They have other good sounding menu items that I'd try before writing the place off personally.

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