Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Montreal Burger Report: Dilallo Burger Part 1


Dilallo Burger Part 1 (11:42); (MP3 16MB / FLAC 127MB / Ogg Vorbis 10MB / Stream)

Dil-I-lo? Dil-AL-o? De-LIGH-la?

The full name of Dilallo Burger is Dilallo Burger Original 1929, which tells us that these burgers have been around since the first big stock market crash. (It's no coincidence that in these hard economic times, burgers get the best and biggest buzz in online food talk.)

The original restaurant is long gone, but the outlet in Verdun at 2851 rue Allard (near Monk) is within a few blocks of it, and is thus the most storied. Unfortunately, Verdun is not exactly known for its pub life, so Chris "Zeke" Hand and Ed "Blork" Hawco opted for the location at 2523 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, in Saint Henri, which is conveniently right across the street from the Burgundy Lion pub.

Listen in as Chris and Ed knock back a few cool ones at the Burgundy Lion in preparation for their visit to Dilallo Burger. Ed was a Dilallo virgin whereas Chris was an old hand, so to speak -- although it had been quite a while since he had been to a Dilallo Burger.

There are currently six Dilallo Burger outlets:
  • 2851 rue Allard, Montréal (flagship): 514-767-9921
  • 2523 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal: 514-934-0818‎
  • 6107 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal: 514-482-2762‎
  • 1680 avenue Dollard, Lasalle: 514-363-1000
  • 5645 boulevard Grande-Allee, Brossard: 450-656-1313‎
  • 4740 Route 132, Sainte-Catherine: 450-635-5553‎

All of which are not to be confused with either Chez di Lalla at 345 Villeray E or Restaurant da Lillo, 615 rue Jarry E.

The controversial upside-down burger on the Dilallo sign:

Something's not quite right with that burger...

(Coming soon: a photo of the controversial upside-down Dilallo burger.)

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