It’s February. February is Burger Battle o’clock. Time to get out of the house and pump up your iron levels.
This is the final round, so we didn’t hold back: 21 burgers is the most we’ve ever let in. It was an Excel Sheet glitch, to be perfectly honest. But all the more of a challenge to past Burger Battle warriors like Katherine Neil and @Lansdellicious to get out and try every one of them, one last time.
Will Seto do the impossible, and win Critic’s Pick for a 3rd year in a row? Will the original Burger Battle champion, Chinched Bistro, reclaim their burger battle glory?
Who knows, but don’t forget to cast your votes for your favourite burger in the poll below, and if you want a checklist to keep track of your Great Burger Adventures this month, click here.
Note that half of these restaurants will have a $5 Quidi Vidi Beer special, to help wash down the burger (while others will have special in-house recommendations).
Bernard Stanley’s Gastropub
BSG Drunken Saucy Mess ($17)
8oz beef and pork burger patty stuffed with mozzarella cheese, with QV cappuccino stout and dark chocolate BBQ braised pork belly, roasted garlic aioli, roasted corn and red pepper salsa, crispy jalapeños, and an over easy egg. Served on a Pretzel Bun, with a side of truffle fries.
Big Boy Baos
General Tso Chicken Bao-ger ($18)
A General Tso chicken Bao-ger, with shredded cabbage and carrot sesame slaw. Choice of a side.
*Only available on skip the dishes and Seto’s late night menu.
Blue on Water
Thai Fighter Burger ($18)
An 8 ounce 40/40/20 blended patty of pork, beef, and shiitake mushrooms. The patty is seasoned with lemongrass, cilantro, garlic, and chilies. Served on a sesame seed bun with Mu Wan (caramelized pork belly), coconut curry mayonnaise, sweet thai ketchup, sui choy coleslaw, and a peanut crumble. Served with a choice of fries/salad/soup.
Boca Tapas Bar
Boca Belotta Burger ($14.95)
A beef and chorizo patty, topped with melted manchego cheese, roasted red pepper, Spanish pickles, and a creamy romesco sauce. It’s served on a toasted Brioche bun, garnished with sweet drop pepper, olive, and chorizo chips. Served with a side of truffle patata bravas and grated Parmesan.
Celtic Potluck Burger ($24.95)
Our signature 6oz Moose burger, topped with mac and cheese, beer braised ham, crispy onions, and spicy ketchup. It’s served with my Mom’s potato salad, coleslaw, and fresh fries.
Spicy Italian Hero Burger ($13)
Spicy Italian Sausage Patties, Mortadella, Salami, Tomato Relish, Pickled Onions, 5 Bros Chili Jack, Garlic Caper Mayo.
Double Beyond Meat Veggie Burger ($24) (VEG)
The “Double Beyond” comes with jalapeno sunflower cheddar sauce, fried pickles, garlic aioli, and a side of pickled red onion rings.
Fort Amherst Pub
Striploin, Rib & Cured Foie Gras Burger ($25)
2 fresh ground AAA Striploin patties, braised short rib, aged white cheddar, balsamic roasted beet slaw, grainy Dijon + burnt rosemary marrownaise, and iceberg lettuce, with cured Foie Gras. Served with shoe string fries and house seasoning.
Big Red Beef Burger ($18.99)
A seasoned beef patty with Canadian back bacon and deep fried cheese curds, smothered in our house BBQ Beer Sauces (made with Split Rock Brewing Co. Red Rye Ale). Served on a Rosemary Bun, with kettle chips.
Gypsy Tea Room
The Stellan Burger ($14)
Ground chuck, duck bacon, berry ketchup, five brothers cheese curds, crispy pickle red onion, and local greens on a house-made brioche bun, served with chips & dip.
Lamb Donair Burger ($18)
A Lamb donair burger, made with Haricot Farm lamb, and a housemade donair sauce. It’s topped with marinated cucumber, feta, and tomato, and served on a brioche bun. Side of Pita chips.
Magnum & Steins
Jerk Chicken Burger ($13.95)
A deep fried jerk chicken burger, with jalepeno mac ‘n Cheese, and garlic & chive aioli.
Blue Dot Burger ($20/$25)
P.E.I Blue Dot, dry-age beef patty, with American cheddar, house-smoked bacon, ketchup, mustard, and pickles on a brioche bun, topped with a pickled onion ring. Served with shoestring fries. 1/4 lb during brunch service ($20) or 1/2 lb during dinner service ($25)
Alder Berry Moose Burger ($27)
A moose burger on an alder berry brioche bun, with house-smoked bacon, gruyere cheese, caramelized shallot aioli, and arugula.
Mill Street Brew Pub
Basque Burger ($17)
A housemade chorizo burger on a fresh bun, with manchego cheese. It’s topped with greens, avocado crema, and pickled red onion. Served with Spanish fries. (Recommended Beer Pairing: Millstreet Rye Rye Tee).
The Napoletano ($15)
They’ve dubbed it “The Best Pizza Burger You’ve Ever Had.” Grass-fed PEI beef patty, Fior di Latte mozzarella, warm ragu, their custom-made Chinched pepperoni (fried until crispy), basil aioli, fresh tomato, and arugula. Served on a baked-to-order pizza-dough bun, straight out of their wood-fired oven. Add a side Caesar for $3
PJ’s Chili Cheese-burger ($16)
Fresh ground beef patty, housemade chili, crispy tortilla chips, 5 Brothers Logy Bay Pepper Jack cheese, iceberg lettuce on a pretzel bun served with nacho cheese sauce and choice of side
Saucy Mouth Food Truck
Beyond Bibimbop Burger ($18) (VEG)
Beyond meat veggie patty, arugula, kimchi ‘slaw (housemade kimchi with NL cabbage, cucumbers, and carrots), over easy fried egg, spicy mayo, gochujang sauce, and nori crumble on a Rocket Bakery Black Brioche sesame bun (made with activated charcoal). Served with a side of house cut double fried fries.
Chinese BBQ Duck Burger ($26)
Chinese BBQ duck burger, with spicy peanut butter, pickled cabbage & onion, and crispy bits, on a sesame milk bun. Served with duck fat taters.
The Ship Pub
Hail Caesar ($13.99)
A smoked mushroom and beef patty, with tomato jam, house pickles, celery salted kettle chips, lettuce, roasted tomato & black pepper aioli, and a deep fried bean. Served on a handmade bun.
Chicken Skin & Grilled Pork Burger ($12.95)
Crispy chicken skin and grilled pork burger, served on a homemade crusty pretzel bun, with pineapple-onion dip, beetroot, cucumber slaw, and fried herbed cream cheese. Side of root vegetable fries.
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