|Now that's what I mean by a good system!|
For those with kids, the layout was great. There is a giant playground at the Barns, so parents could split up and take turns watching the kids run around having all kinds of fun while the other one loaded up on food. The organizers also brought in a few bouncy castles, though these had to be moved because of the mini flooding that happened in the original location. And there were plenty of simple, unpretentious burgers on offer to appeal to even the pickiest eaters. The tent set-up allowed the sizable crowd to move around easily (not an easy feat, considering all the individual line-ups that were happening and the amount of people that turned up!) and signage was great.
Cost-wise, I had fun and would go again next year in a heartbeat. But I do wish they had a ticketed option (e.g. buy 5 or 10 tasting tickets) in addition to the wristband option, since you really can't eat that much. But even at $30, it was still worth it and great fun. You just feel like a failure because you barely made a dent in the tastings considering the number of restaurants that were there.
WHAT: Burger Day
WHEN: June 2, 11:00am-5:30pm
WHERE: Artscape Wychwood Barns
COST: $30 for all-you-can-eat sliders (drink tickets extra)
INSIDER TIPS: First of all, go early because many places will sell out. Second, trying to find parking will make your hair go grey, so you might want to take the TTC (it's a short walk from St. Clair West subway station or you can take a streetcar). If it's raining, you'll need rain boots because the crowds will turn much of the lawn into a muddy mess. And don't let the rain stop you from attending - we barely noticed it.
|This one was my favourite.|
|This one was my second favourite.|
|Yes. That's THREE kinds of meat in there.|
|You know you're at an all-you-can-eat event when...|
|Rain, sun...you name it! The weather couldn't make up its mind.|
|No more burgers = no more line-ups.|