Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the burger from Brock Sandwich
Image: Karolyne Ellacott
We’ve raved about the Brock Sandwich offerings before. Since opening last summer, the place has extended their hours (until 9 p.m. from Monday to Saturday) and added a delivery option (Hurrier, but of course). Matt Gregoris, Dom Amaral and Peter Ornelas — former minions of Susur — hold down the fort, and are therefore well-versed in flavour combos that will impress those looking for something more spectacular than your average ’wich.
In addition to the rotating sandwich menu, there’s now a burger on offer. The patty is crafted with three types of beef — chuck, short rib and brisket — which is ground and seasoned only with salt ($10 with fries). Cooked on a flat top, the meat’s served still-pink on the inside, with a slice of provolone slapped on top to melt it just-so. After being flipped over (“It holds the juices in,” notes Gregoris), the patty is placed on a Silverstein’s bun where it’s finished with some lettuce, slivers of red onion, house-smoked tomato jam and pickled mustard seed mayo, making for a burger that’s got some sweet smoky depth.
Keep your eyes peeled for them at Beerfest come summer, when their high-impact sandwiches will act as delicious vessels for suds-sopping.
Brock Sandwich, 1260 Bloor St. W., 647-748-1260
Karolyne Ellacott is a features editor at Post City Magazines. She pedals around town in heels, eating sandwiches and drinking cocktails. She writes about that, and about other stuff too. She is also on Twitter.