Well folks, it has finally arrived! Burger Week 2016 is right around the corner and it is officially the biggest, juiciest and most tasty Burger Week thus far. We have a whopping 59 restaurants creating original mouthwatering burgers for you to wrap your lips around. The entries range from classic to straight up coo coo bananas and pretty much everything in between.
For those of you who don’t know, Le Burger Week is a week long culinary competition amongst restaurants in the city who each strive to be crowned the burger champion. Each chef creates a signature burger that is sold in their restaurant from September 1st-7th. Your job is to go and eat as many as you can throughout the week and vote for your favourites so if you’ve ever dreamed of eating for a living, here’s your chance to get some real life experience! To keep updated on who is participating and all the happenings all you have to do is visit us here, like our page on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, check out our Twitter feed and stay tuned for updates on the official Le Burger Week website. So now that we have given you all the info it is your job gather your friends and family and go eat as many as you can! Because wouldn’t it be a shame to miss the most delicious week of the year? Check out the entries below so you can plan you burger tour and don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants. *restaurants are listed in alphabetical order.
The Beachcomber at The Forks The Reuben BurgerBeef patty, Montreal smoked meat, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, 1000 island dressing and mustard served on a rye bun and topped with a deep fried pickle.
Begonia Grill Pulled Pork BurgerHomemade BBQ sauce with tender 7 hours smoked pulled pork.
Bernstein’s Deli Super Delicious Fried Chicken BurgerDeli-style fried chicken with house coleslaw, pickles and special sauce on a challah bun.
Black Rabbit Bistro and Lounge Knife and PorkerHalf beef and pork patty on a water bagel, house cured Canadian back bacon, swiss cheese and spinach topped with slow poached egg and hollandaise.
Boon Burger Cafe My Big Fat Greek Burger!Grilled white patty, cheeze, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, red onion, olive tapenade, tzatziki, guacamole and house dressing….Opa!
The Canadian Brewhouse The Triple Eh BurgerThis handmade patty influenced by a Quebec specialty meat pie, uses both ground beef and ground pork and is seasoned with thyme, green onion, dijon mustard, allspice, celery salt, savoury, and cinnamon, garlic Sriracha sauce. Complemented by Jalapeño Mac and Cheese topped with fried onions. Comes served with a side Montreal smoked meat poutine.
Chef Rob and RU Caribbean me?! (Food Truck) The Notorious BRG
Jamaican patty beef burger, may long weekend bbq sauce, smoked mozzarella , chicharon (fried pork belly), tangy aji verde slaw, and cucumber on golden bun.
Chew / The Store Next Door Holy Cow!Porcini steak burger on a potato cheddar bun with crispy pork belly, bourbon braised onions, heirloom tomatoes, shredded lettuce, Bothwell truffle cheese and baconnaise, topped with an onion ring.
Chop Steakhouse and Bar The Bahn Mi BurgerEast meets West with Chop’s delicious Bahn Mi Burger. They have combined aromatic herbs and vegetables, the sweet heat of Sriracha Hoisin sauce with thinly sliced jalapeños, 100% pure beef and savory aged white cheddar. Their Bahn Mi Burger will take you to Nirvana and back. You’re welcome.
Chosabi (Exchange District location) Angry Tuna Sushi BurgerSpicy Ahi Tuna patty, guacamole, tempura flakes, shredded lettuce, furikake seasoning, spicy mayo, seaweed and asian love on a rice bun.
Cibo Waterfront Cafe The Cibo UmamiHouse-made beef patty, charred onion aioli, garlic aioli, horseradish cheddar, sautéed mushrooms, cider onions, arugula dressed with horseradish vin and tomato.
Clementine A Southern AffairBeef and bacon patty, pimento cheese, bread and butter pickles, on a dill milk-bun.
Confusion Corner Bar & Grill The CC BurgerIn house ground sirloin burger with caramelized onions, smoked Cheddar, pickled slaw, arugula and a roasted red pepper aioli on a brioche bun. Comes with house cut french fries and is even better with a pint of Bud ($5)!
The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant The Ron Swanson with cheeseGround brisket and chuck burger patty, caramelized onions and cheddar on a glazed soft white bun.
Deer + Almond Chopped Cheese“The chopped cheese is probably a drug-dealer sandwich” – Bodega Bamz
The Diner’s Grill Got to Get You Into My Life BurgerFresh CAB chuck patty, signature sauce, Bothwell marble cheddar, thick cut bacon, sunny side up egg, house pickled beet relish & sesame Chimichurri, all served on a savory beer bun with smoked butter.
Dixie’s Lounge in McPhillips Station Casino 2016 Bomber BurgerDixie’s hand pressed AAA beef chuck burger topped with cheddar cheese, sweet bacon jam, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and a crunchy fried pickle spear!
Elephant and Castle The Castle BurgerIf you like it sweet and spicy you are going to LOVE the Castle Burger! Try their 7oz chuck and brisket patty topped with garam masala and curry spice, covered with Swiss cheese, sautéed onions, butter chicken sauce and finished off with their fresh apple mint slaw.
*Gluten Free bun available upon request.
The Grove Pub and Restaurant The FLAMBURGERCheddar and jalapeño stuffed patty, jalapeño relish, crispy jalapeños, habanero jack cheese and habanero-Asiago cheese sauce on a charcoal bun.
The Handsome Daughter The Steamed HamHouse-ground beef patty on fresh baked brioche, toasted in bone marrow butter, topped with sautéed lobster mushrooms, disc of bacon, Bothwell smoked gouda, frisée and tomato jam.
*Option to add pan-seared foie gras.
Inferno’s on Academy Inferno’s All Canadian ClassicGround bison patty, Okanagan pear relish, smoked tomato ketchup, baconnaise, honey Crown Royal mustard, St. James Pale Ale battered onion ring, Bothwell truffle cheese, maple bacon, iceburg lettuce, local tomatoes from Greenland Gardens, house-made brioche bun, topped with a deep fried pickle.
Jekyll & Hydes Freehouse Jekyll and Lays Burger6.5 oz 100 % ground chuck patty topped with Bothwell’s smoked cheddar, toasted Frito Lays corn chips, sirloin and turtle bean chipotle chili, beefsteak tomato and greens.
The Keg The Keg BurgerThe Keg’s own fresh blend of chuck, brisket, and sirloin. Crisp lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles, jalapeño maple aioli, applewood smoked bacon and cheddar cheese.
King + Bannatyne The River City Brisket BurgerHouse-made ground chuck and brisket patty topped with their famous River City brisket, Gruyere cheese, house-made sauerkraut and King + Bann Pickles, all doused in special sauce and served on a warm pretzel bun.
KYU Bistro KYU BurgerFirst Kyu Bistro starts with a house-made crisp chicken patty using a blend of chicken breast and chicken thigh, garlic miso butter, spicy honey mustard, crispy pork belly, pickled carrots, arugula, Okonomi sauce, cucumber, mozzarella cheese, sweet chili aioli all on a soft pillowy cloud bun to bring it all together.
Le Garage Cafe The Frenchie8oz juicy beef patty grilled to perfection and covered in melted Brie cheese. Topped with a mushroom duxelles for a hint of red wine and cream. Crispy lemon onion strings, lettuce and tomato all served on a fresh warm bun will have you sayin c’est si Bon!
MANO A MANO Italian Kitchen The Soprano – The Don of all burgersBeef patty, provolone, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, and basil aioli with a small pepperoni pizza for a bun.
Marion Street Eatery Baba’s Uncle: The Ukrainian Delight6oz certified Angus beef patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, garlic sausage, potato cheese perogies, pickles, fresh beets, caramelized onions, sour cream and onion chips and horseradish sour cream on a kaiser bun.
The Merchant Kitchen The Spicy SumoSpicy teriyaki patty, red hot chili pepper jack cheese, grilled pineapple relish, thai basil aioli, lettuce, sweet soy pork belly, pickled red onion, crispy shallots and jalapeños.
Mon Ami Louis The Sugar Shack BurgerGround beef chuck patty, Canadian maple pulled pork, sweet potato chips, aged cheddar, butter lettuce, tomatoes and Sambal mayo on their rosemary brioche bun.
Mona Lisa Ristorante Italiano The V Burger
House-made veal patty, with Ricotta cheese, roasted peppers, crispy pancetta, baked onion, fresh basil on a potato focaccia bun.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar El Jefe Burger (AKA The Boss)A 6oz hand-pressed juicy beef patty with savoury bacon, fresh jalapeños, herbed goat cheese, crispy chipotle onions, fresh tomato and jalapeño coleslaw, piled high between their toasted brioche kaiser. It’s a burger with a kick!
Miss Browns The Double BangerMiss Brown’s is DOUBLING UP all the meat, cheese, salad and pickles! Smoked Manitoba beef patty filled with house pastrami mozzarella, sitting on creamy coleslaw and local baby arugula, topped with melted provolone, house tomato ketchup, mustard, pickled onion, pickles and hot mayo, all between a sesame and poppyseed brioche bun.
Nobside Cafe at the St Norbert Hotel THE BISON TRAIL BURGER5oz bison patty topped with cheddar, crispy fried onions, lettuce, tomato and bacon, served on a garlic toasted kaiser bun.
The North Star Drive In The Perogy BurgerA juicy all beef patty topped with homemade fried perogies and a generous dollop of sour cream, finished with fried onions, bacon, an onion ring, cheddar cheese, and their homemade chili!
Nuburger (Kenaston location) Purple People EaterRed Angus Manitoba beef, pickled purple cabbage, Spanish red pepper and almond romesco, fresh avocado and creamy feta cheese, with roasted pepper and basil aioli.
Nuburger (Osborne Village location) The O.C. (Orange County)Red Angus Manitoba beef barbecued in a ginger soy glaze, fresh orange and grape salsa, candied bacon, balsamic onions, creamy goat cheese, and artisan lettuce with sweet and spicy chili mayo.
The Oakwood Bistro Restaurant Cafe The ThanksgivingHouse-made beef patty, pulled turkey, stuffing, cranberry mayo & gravy on a brioche bun.
Oscar’s Deli The RubinburgTwo patties, corned beef, coleslaw, two slices of Swiss cheese, pickled onions with spicy thousand island horseradish dressing, Served on a koilech bun and topped with a deep fried pickle.
Park Cafe The Tall Boy5oz freshly made CAB beef patty, Guinness cheddar, homemade bacon, Marmite aioli, hot and smoky fermented mustard, pickled egg,
Guinness crispy fried onions, lettuce, tomato and pickles served between a warm beer bun.
Peasant Cookery The Drive-In3 beef patty with chorizo sauce, cheese sauce and chow chow on a white bun.
Peg Beer Co. Peg Forno BurgerOven roasted ground chuck on a house made ISA onion bun, with balsamic tomato sauce, capocollo, Bocconcini cheese, pesto aioli and arugula.
The Pint The Pork Chorizo Pineapple BurgerPork and chorizo patty, topped with a fresh pineapple salsa, with pickled onions and a honey lime Sriracha aioli. Served on a brioche bun.
Pizzeria Gusto Salsiccia BurgerItalian sausage patty, goat cheese, San Marzano tomato jam, arugula and Romesco aioli on an olive oil bun.
Promenade Cafe and Wine Southern Etouffee BurgerSouthern Etouffee burger with shrimp. It is marinated shrimp, pork and beef patty, shrimp étouffée, andouille sausage, lettuce, tomato, bacon and Dijon mayo.
Rudy’s Eat & Drink The “Man Bun” BurgerHouse ground beef and bacon patty, cheddar cheese and jalapeño sauce, kettle chips, romaine lettuce, house pickles, smoked tomato jam and onion aioli on a Sriracha bun with a crispy onion nest.
Salisbury House (Pembina/Taylor Location) Le Grand Gourmet NipIt’s Salisbury House’s classic cheese Nip doubled in size and dressed for success!! They’ve amped up their locally farmed, FRESH, 100% Manitoba beef NIP patty to 8oz! They’ve added homemade roasted garlic and onion aioli, 2 slices of natural cheddar cheese, 3 slices of maple Millionaire bacon, perfectly seasoned crispy onions and topped it off with their classic SALS sauce. Their baked FRESH daily scrumptious Nip bun holds it all together… your choice white or multigrain. They can’t wait for you to devour this mouth-watering treat!
Santa Lucia Pizza (Main St Location) The Greek BurgerSanta Lucia’s half-pound, handmade ground beef patty flame broiled and layered with a creamy blend of feta cheese, sun-dried tomato, artichoke, spinach, and tzatziki sauce. Topped with cucumber slices, roasted red pepper, lettuce, and red onion.
Saucers Cafe Sunday Night at Mom’sTwo slices of juicy meatloaf made with local Smak Dab curried mustard, slathered in bbq sauce and aged smoked cheddar. Resting on bacon jam, topped with grilled onions and mushrooms drenched in gravy, with mayo and lettuce.
Shannon’s Irish Pub The Lamb GrinderGrilled Lamb burger with a Jameson whiskey onion relish and goat cheese mayo, served on an onion kaiser bun….yum!
Shark Club Buttermilk Fried Chicken BurgerCrispy fried chicken, Ssam sauce, lettuce, pickles, onions, and american cheddar.
Shawarma Khan The Khan Kebab Burger A freshly toasted ciabatta bun with a light spread of hummus. Shawarma Khan’s local fresh beef and lamb kebab patty with melted mozzarella, pickled turnip sauerkraut and sliced cucumber dressed with a Harissa infused garlic sauce.
*Vegetarian Falafel Patty Available upon request.
The Silver Heights Restaurant & Lounge The Mmmm-Heighty Memphis RibberThe Height’s world famous mouth watering baby back ribs, de-boned then seasoned with their Memphis Cajun dry rub. Dressed with their Tennessee whiskey BBQ spread, zingy coleslaw and crisp dusted red onions, piled high on a buttered brioche bun.
SMITH KIMCHI BurgerGrilled Canadian striploin in a Korean BBQ sauce with kimchi slaw, togarashi mayo, crisp bacon and a fried egg on brioche.
Sous Sol Julia’s ChildCertified Angus beef patty, remoulade, truffled tomato confit, pickled onion and foie gras on a brown butter toasted bun.
*Keep an eye on Sou Sol’s social media accounts for their extended hours during the week.
Sydney’s at The Forks The GT (Grand Trunk) BurgerHouse-made 6oz beef patty, smoked and then based with duck fat, served on Sydney’s own milk and honey bun, with jalapeño and red onion sauerkraut, provolone cheese, and a tangy house-made steak sauce.
Stella’s on Sherbook 최고 Choego BurgerSamson Yu from Stella’s au CCFM created this homage to Asian/Latin/Caribbean LA street cuisine. Literally translated as “Best”, Choego (pron.”shweh-go”) profiles a 6 oz grass-fed beef patty, grilled brioche bun, coconut avocado mayo, caramelized cinnamon pineapple, cheese, arugula, and cilantro.
Toukie’s Lounge in Club Regent Casino Soul BurgerGrilled 100% Manitoba ground beef and pork on a brioche bun topped with chili, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and house-made pickles. Includes your choice of two additional toppings: Thick cut local bacon, Bothwell cheddar cheese, Bothwell Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, fried egg, or jalapeño peppers.
VG Restaurant at Fairmont Winnipeg Bite MiBeef, chorizo and shrimp burger glazed with gochujang with pickled carrot, jalapeños and radish, Sriracha mayo, arugula and crispy onions.
Happy eating and much love as always from the charcoal collaborative!