Ever since returning from Vancouver for the Christmas holidays, I was suffering from Vancouver Withdrawal Symptom – my appetite was spoiled by 3 weeks of fresh sushi and authentic Japanese izakaya cuisine on the west coast: Hapa Izakaya on Robson (the best experience of my trip), Zakkushi on Denman, overhyped Ebisu at Robson, Take Sushi in Burnaby, surprisingly good Tanuki Sushi while in Langley, and Guu at Gastown from my last visit. No Japanese food in Toronto will ever taste good again. (And of course, I missed my awesome friends too). I thought I was going to have to withhold or find mediocre imitators, then guess what? Guu just opened a location in downtown Toronto.
I believe in miracles.
Caution: image heavy post. I’ve been waiting for 2 weeks for these pics and I’m posting them all up for maximum Guu seduction.
I have been looking forward to visit the Gourmet Burger Company! And boy oh boy, was it a disappointment! Offering lamb burger and a variety of cheeses as toppings available may be gourmet, but the patty and bun are the primary elements that make the burger and they were unsatisfactory.
I visited during a Saturday for a late lunch/early supper in between appointments. It was an odd time of the day to eat so the joint was empty. I ordered the Lamb Burger with tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and GBC sauce. I ordered the combo with fries and a soft drink, for a grand total of $12 and some change. The service was pretty good – I went to the washroom while waiting for my order and my friend, and the cashier had placed my order at my seat. Please suffer through my blurry pics – I didn’t want to be so obvious being the only customer, so I used my phone and didn’t wait for it to focus.