the stockyards

Over the weekend, I really needed a burger. Joe and I attempted to go to The Burger's Priest since we happened to be in the east end of the city, but the line was out the door (as usual). So where to? Well, I've been to The Stockyards a couple of times over the years. Once for a truly indulgent breakfast and another time for a quick lunch of pulled pork sandwiches. I remembered hearing that they added burgers to the menu last year and that they were supposed to be top notch, so off we went. Joe conquered the fried chicken dinner (four, yup FOUR pieces of fried chicken, a mountain of crunchy fries and a side of coleslaw). It was ridiculous. Easily shared between two people—or one hungry Joe.
To satisfy my burger craving, I chose the green chili pimento cheese burger. This was a perfectly seasoned and cooked (medium-well) burger topped with smoked jalapeno, cheddar, mayo and butter lettuce. It was messy, but so good.
I'm pretty pumped to go back and try some of their other burgers—especially the "butter burger" topped with bone marrow (what!?!) and the mustard-seared "animal burger."

The Stockyards
699 St. Clair Ave. W.


  1. Bone marrow burger? Yikes! Strangely, now that I'm no longer vegetarian (after 10+ years) I don't ever chose burgers - even though they look oh so good. Chicken it is!

  2. mmmm that looks so good! I am loving your posts keep up the great work and thank you for sharing!