Game on. And we can’t play it without you. Between February 1st to the 28th: hit up as many of these 20 spots as you can, then hit up the #BurgerBattle Polls with your thoughts on them. We’ll post select raves, reviews, and remarks throughout the month online, and, in March’s issue.
The hashtag for this is #BurgerBattle (note the caps!); fill your instagrams’ bellies with some pics.
We have five former food challenge winners in the running (either critic’s or people’s choice winners from previous years): Seto, Chinched, Magnum & Steins, Merchant Tavern, and the Celtic Hearth, but there’s never a clear consensus and that’s part of the fun: the lively debates, the panic to try them all before the clock runs out, and the pressure to pick just 1 favourite. Try as many as you can, because they’re all being made this month, and this month only, for The Overcast’s Burger Battle 2018. There’s even 2 burgers for breakfast / hangover cures. Bon Appetite, here’s what you’ll be biting into:
ADELAIDE OYSTER HO– USE
The Big Kahuna
Seared beef patty, with pork belly, roasted pineapple, 5 brothers spicy jack, and crispy onion. ($13).
Moose Pork Burger
A moose/pork burger on a brioche bun, with white cheddar, malt aioli, smoked duck bacon, pickled wild mushrooms, an onion ring, and arugula. Served with kettle chips. ($19).
BERNARD STANLEY GASTROPUB
The BSG Mess
An 8oz beef patty with sautéed mushrooms and onions, garlic, thyme, an over easy egg, smoked cheddar cheese sauce, truffle jalapeño aioli, and bacon on a pretzel bun. Served with a side of house truffled frites. ($17).
BLUE ON WATER
Mushroom Jam Beef Burger
Fresh ground beef burger with wild mushroom jam, deep fried brie cheese, red wine mustard, and arugula, on a toasted garlic Kaiser bun. Served with fries or ceaser salad. ($18).
THE CELTIC HEARTH
The Moose and Pig
How do you make a moose burger better? You stuff it with pork. Molasses and blueberry braised pork, stuffed in a moose burger with partridgeberry ketchup, five brothers fresh cranberry cheese, maple candied bacon, on a fresh in house-baked bun topped with a tempura pickle, fresh cut fries, and slaw. ($23.50)
Chorizo Double Bacon Cheese Burger
Two Chorizo Verde Patties, housemade Bacon, 5broscheese Avalon Cheddar, Avocado Mayo, Sweet & Spicy Relish, on a Telera Style Roll. Side of Patatas Bravas. ($19)
EXILE (JAG HOTEL)
Portebello & Tofu Burger
Grilled portobello mushroom with marinated and fried tofu, crispy fried brussel kale salad, beet hummus, tomato mango chutney, bean sprouts, and root chips. ($16)
THE FIFTH TICKET
The Newfoundland Burger
Newfoundland beef, with gruyère cheese, house cured bacon, caramelized onion jam, burger aioli, and lettuce, on a sesame seed bun. Served with bistro fries and house brined pickle. ($20)
Bison Breakfast Burger
A 4oz bison patty, slice of bologna, fried egg, peanut butter and hollandaise sauce, served on a touten, with homemade French fries. ($18.99)
Rabbit Saddle Bacon Burger
A rabbit saddle bacon burger on a toasted pretzel bun. Smokey mayo, rocket, sliced tomato, Five Brothers Avalon cheddar, and local lobster mushrooms. Served with seasoned waffle chips. ($17)
MAGNUM & STEINS
The Bella Burger
Sweet & spicy house-made Italian sausage with fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, marinated roasted peppers on a sour dough bun, with Mag’s dipping sauce. ($14.99)
The Peanut Butter Burger
6 oz beef patty on a brioche bun, with peanut butter, spicy aioli, bacon, pickles, iceberg lettuce, and house made american cheese. ($22)
MUSSELS ON THE CORNER
Halliday’s Dbl Cheeseburger
Two pan fried Halliday’s beef patties sandwiching a slice of American cheese, topped with lettuce tomato and pickle, served on a soft pretzel bun. Choice of side.
The Omaggio Alla Polpetta
Paying tribute to our famous meatballs, this year’s burger features a PEI grass fed beef patty seasoned with our house made meatball blend, a seasoned ciabatta bun, marsalacaramelized onion, spicy pancetta, Five Brothers Avalon Cheddar, Piatto “Birra” mustard, a fire roasted tomato aioli, baby arugula, and topped with pickled zucchini. $15, add a side Caesar $3. ($15/$18)
PJ’s Bacon n Eggs Burger
A coffee rubbed all-beef patty, with fried egg, bacon, spinach, tomato, house made burger sauce, and Five Brothers queso fresco on a brioche bun. Choice of side. ($17)
The Big Reluctant
Buttermilk fried chicken with pickle, lettuce, chipotle aioli, and smoked honey chilli on a homemade sesame bun. Served with fries. ($14)
SETO KITCHEN AND BAR
A Walk in the Woods
A cast iron seared beef patty stuffed with braised moose, topped with Newfoundland mushroom bechamel, and spruce tip pickled onions, on a garlic-buttered milk bun. ($26)
Green Chili Pimento Cheeseburger
Green Chili Pimento Cheeseburger with ground chuck patty, roasted green chili relish, pimento cheese, pickled onions, and fried tortillas, on a butter toasted roll. NOTE: Available Wednesday-Saturday, 4:30-10. ($5)
The Night That Patty Murphy Fried
House-ground beef, crispy pepperoni, mozzarella, smoked tomato jam, and arugula pesto, on a milk bun. Choice of side.
Ocean and Earth
A Surf n’ Turf Burger with Triple A prime beef patty & tempura tiger shrimps, on a rustic bun, with horseraddishHollandaise aioli, chiffonade roma crunch-cornichon, and sliced tomato. Served with Cajun flavored mini red potato fries. ($15.99)