I was looking forward to yesterday for over a month!
I was contacted in November by Ms. D of the Burger Broads and asked if I would like to be included in their last Burger Joint review of 2011 over at Dangerous Dan’s at 714 Queen Street East in Toronto
Well Hell Yeah!!!
I had been a fan of the Burger Broads for a while now after seeing a few of their videos which are fresh and and exciting, you just never know what one of these Broads are going to say or do!
Now normally I do not call women Broads, as that can get a guy in a heap of trouble!!! But these ladies embrace the term Broads and are proud of it.
For those of my readers that have not yet heard of the Burger Broads they are a club of women that have a passion for Burgers and scour the city of Toronto looking for the best burger joints that are not franchised.
But it is not just about the Burgers, it is also about the Broads and the fun had by them while reviewing, it is just as much about their journey as it is the food.
It is also important for them to tell the story behind the burgers.
Have a look at some of their videos and you will see what I mean.
Currently there are 32 Burger Broads in membership, Hmmm since Burgers are made from Beef should we perhaps call them a herd of Broads?
For most reviews two of the Burger Broads would be sent to a location in order to film the review with the Burger Joint knowing ahead of time that they would be coming and being filmed.
Their goal is to achieve a Burgasm , they love their burgers messy and in fact they “relish” it
These Broads have a slogan…..
Now on this day it was to be a very special shoot as it would be the last video being shot for the year and not 2… not 3 … not 4… not 5… but 6 Burger Broads were going to be visiting Dangerous Dan’s and as a surprise to even the Broads in attendance your Oshawa Ogre was joining them to take part in the review. The restaurant is closed every Monday but Ms. D had arranged a month ago that they would open the doors just for our group as a private function, not open to the public. The event was scheduled to be from 2pm -5pm.
Well I show up at 1:50 and waiting outside the door is Burger Broad Jewel but the restaurant is locked and dark. we chat for a few minutes and one by one the other 5 Burger Broads and Ms. D appear along with the camera crew. and needless to say they were not thrilled that no one from the restaurant showed up.
Looking in the window it looked promising too, all of the seats in the restaurant were made from cars bucket seats and van seats, some fronts some rears and different fabrics.
I suggested I take a couple of pics outside of Dangerous Dan’s before we go and then Ms. D presented me with a gift, a Burger Broads T-Shirt!, which I just had to put on of course.
The 6 Broads with me are Joj-jo, Zane, Lori, Sharon, Candy and Jewel
The above shot is nothing new for Sharon as she has done this before as I found on the Burger Broads Facebook page….
But we were not going to let that disappointment get us down, we discussed a plan B of going to another Burger Joint but with out planning ahead it would not of worked so instead we just headed down the street to the Prohibition Gastropub & Oyster Bar. 696 Queen St East. Toronto, for lunch and a drink for a couple of hours.
The Pubs menu had some very interesting items on the menu like Bison and others, but I chose to have the Pulled Pork Fromage which was served with Fries and the way it was prepared on toasted bread which was amazing.
Later Ms. D tweeted this on Twitter
The owner of Dangerous Dan’s did call Ms. D to say how sorry they were to mess up, they are making plans and are hoping to re-schedule sometime in February another vid shooting after I get back from my second annual Southern Expedition to Florida.
We did not get to do a Burger Joint Review but I was able to make 9 new friends… so that is still a great day!
Here is the blog post I wrote from our return visit to Dangerous Dan’s, It was a lot of fun and we have all forgotten about the mix up from this try
Social media information for the Burger Broads….