Friday, January 23, 2009
On 532 Eglinton Ave. West, just due east of Spadina Road, is a fantastic, new organic burger joint called Terra Burger. Being "organic" and a new restaurant, I was a little skeptical today, as I went in with my 2 for 1 coupon I received in the mail a couple of weeks ago. The menu is a bit dissected in that you choose your meat first, next is a white or wheat bun, then the condiments you want on it, and any additional extras like smoked bacon, cheese, etc. With my coupon in hand, I ordered a hamburger on wheat with dijon mustard and the fixings of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and added smoked bacon for my husband. For myself, I ordered also a hamburger on wheat, but with mayo and ketchup as well as the dijon mustard sans bacon, and asked for the "terra sauce" on the side. Terra sauce is sauteed onions that have been pureed into mayonnaise - it is deliciously earthy tasting. I also ordered a large french fry to share and it was plenty for the both of us and some for our toddler, Giulia, as well. In approximately 10 minutes, my order was complete and we took it home. It was delicious. I literally scarfed my burger down in a few minutes. I couldn't even bare to savor it because it was so good, I just gobbled it up. Thank God we love meat, because I'm definitely going back there whenever I have a burger craving. It was a good sign when I walked in, that it was crowded with happy customers. May this place become a local institution for hard core burger lovers like myself.