Hip Parkdale eatery Parts & Labour has always been known for their burger and outspoken chef, Matty Matheson. Just opened in November, 2013 Matheson took the concept of doing one thing well (burgers) a few doors down from Burger Priest's Queen street location.
Hearty burgers with bold flavor dominate the menu, with accouterments ranging from bacon jam to peameal bacon. Popular burgers include The Deluxe and the Castor. Vegetarians will love the Big Tempeh, a soy based burger, topped with thousands islands dressing house sauce and cheese.
In my opinion, it's the sides that deserve the attention like a sizeable Polish pickle for $1 and a thick house-made gravy.
Overall, P&L is giving older burger shops some competition and in Hogtown, that's a good thing.