As you may or may not know, The Burger’s Priest has been chosen by Toronto Life magazine with having the burger of the year (2011).
I got this news at the mall this past Tuesday, Jan 17th. Since then I’ve been trying to puzzle over how it’s popularity spread. I don’t know if maybe its because Now Magazine likes them and other people think because an important critic likes these burgers, they MUST be good?!? Or maybe its because someone has a secret alliance with this restaurant and has made it their mission to make this restaurant popular (no I’m not looking at anyone as I say this). Or it could be that our tastes are different than the other people that eat here. Clearly someone that enjoys exotic cuisine is not going to get excited by greasy, processed, bland food. Or an alien pod arrived, enjoyed the food and got other pods to inhabit people and make them like it.
As if this is not enough, I also learned on that terrible Tuesday, that The Real Jerk may be closing. For a place that by its outward appearance I originally thought was a tanning salon (come on, the big sun, the magazines at the front door and the big tinted windows), it turned out to be a remarkable Jamaican food place (except for the dry jerk chicken).
The Real Jerk is closing because the location was rented and the building owner decided to sell. Fortunately there is one lifeline: an on-line petition. http://www.savetherealjerk.com So we are going there on Sunday for what might be our last meal at The Real Jerk. Nana is going to miss the cod fritters and my mom the oxtail gravy. For me, I’ll miss all their food.