Everyone needs a good old fashioned, two-hander, sauce-dripping burger from time to time. Well we are currently in the middle of YYC Burger Battle 2018, so I reckon now is definitely the best time to get your fix. What is YYC Burger Battle? Restaurants from all over Calgary (around 50!!!) participate and attempt to create the most epic burger. And the best part is - it supports an amazing charity!
The battle is running until June 24, when a winner will be crowned. That means that this weekend is your last chance to try these amazing burgers! Since there are so many, you can find a map of all of them here.
Here are just a few of the burgers entered in this year's battle:
Last Best Brewing Company
Where: 607 11 Ave SW
What's on the burger: 6oz bison patty on a sesame seed bun with cashew satay sauce, bean sprouts, pickled carrot & cucumber.
Craft Beer Market
Where: 345 10 AVE SW
What's on the burger: Two hand made Alberta beef patty's, crispy fried craft mac & cheese, "mac sauce", lettuce, and house made pickles.
Where: 803 - 49 Avenue SW
What's on the burger: A chipotle-spiced pork burger topped with Sunterra's own crispy bacon, lettuce, and creamy goat cheese.
Where: 302 10 St NW
What's on the burger: Angus Chuck burger patty, 2 beer battered shrimp, coleslaw, chipotle aioli, and green onion on a sesame seed bun.
Dairy Lane Cafe
Where: 319 19 St NW
What's on the burger: Blackened bison, blueberry, brie, tomato, and lettuce on a seed bun.
Belle Southern Kitchen & Bar
Where: 1919 4 St SW
What's on the burger: Tasty pork, house pickles, bacon, smoked gouda cheese, crispy onions, cabbage slaw, and a fried green tomato on top.
Ladybug & Cafe
Where: 2132-10 Aspen Stone Blvd SW
What's on the burger: Crispy Japanese style fried chicken, crunchy asian slaw, sunny side egg, house mayo, home made brioche bun served with salad and house chips.
Bank and Baron P.U.B.
Where: 125 8 Ave SW
What's on the burger: Gorgonzola stuffed lamb burger, blueberry and bacon jam, black truffle aioli, butterleaf lettuce, heirloom tomato, crispy onions, ace bakery bun.
The Block Kitchen & Lounge
Where: 2411 4 St NW
What's on the burger: 100% Alberta pork , blueberry mustard aioli, brie cheese, arugula, and fennel slaw on a brioche bun.
Blue Star Diner
Where: 809 1 Ave NE
What's on the burger: Sous vide Alberta beef brisket burger, braised short rib, over easy free run egg, smoked onion aioli, cave aged gruyere mornay sauce, and mushroom.