So once I tried to tell my husband that I thought the beef patty was the new muffin of Toronto. I would rather have a spicy patty for breakfast than a muffin or bagel (which are generally crappy and mass-produced here) and in Toronto the patties are readily available, in a warmer, at many corner stores, 7-11's and most of the stores in the subway. My husband thought I was nuts. Now there is a discussion on the Toronto board about where to get the best patties and it struck me as very Toronto. I am wondering if these rich, spicy snack items are as popular elsewhere?