Something has come over Winnipeg – it’s saucy, juicy, meaty, and quite frankly, a bit messy.
It’s Le Burger Week. And people are going wild for the city’s best burgers.
How it works: check out the Le Burger Week website, let your mouth water for a bit, designate your top picks (play eenie, meenie if necessary) and then go forth and eat those burgers!
And don’t forget to download the Burger Week app and vote!
I’ve conveniently compiled a list of the nine downtown burgers I’ll be trying this week (photos courtesy of Charcoal Collaborative)! And if you try one, be sure to #finditdowntown and tag me in your tweets and Instagrams!
The Keg – 115 Garry St.
Maple Crunch Burger
The Keg’s signature 8oz prime rib burger with jalapeño aioli, maple butter, bacon, melted brie cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce and house-made crispy chips on a toasted bun.
Shannon’s Irish Pub – 175 Carlton St.
Served on ciabatta bun with a garlic mayo, cheese, tomato and Jameson-infused sautéed onions and house fries.
ERA Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
In house made beef patty, chedda, swiss, all the fixings on an in house made pao de queijo.
Rudy’s Eat & Drink – 375 Graham Ave.
The “Dad Bod” Onion Burger
Caramelized onion, havarti cheese & house bacon stuffed in a freshly ground 100% steak patty on an onion cheddar bun topped with house-made onion rings.
The Merchant Kitchen – 314 Donald St.
Sweet & Sour Pork Belly Burger
Slow roasted pork belly, pork pate, cilantro, Sriracha mayo, grilled pineapple, fried egg, sweet and sour BBQ sauce, sesame seed bun.
The Velvet Glove – 2 Lombard Pl.
Ancho cumin beef burger, guacamole, pica de gallo, cheese sauce, crushed Doritos, pickle chips, red onion and Sriracha crema on a brioche bun.
Nick’s on Broadway – 287 Broadway
The Asobi Burger
Manitoba Beef Patty soaked in bacon fat, goat cheese, nori bacon, watermelon radish, arugula, black garlic aioli, edamame chow-chow on brioche.
Oscar’s Deli – 175 Hargrave St.
Two beef patties, bacon, pastrami, salami, American cheese, egg, lettuce, tomato, fried onions, dressed with hot mustard and horseradish sauce on a sesame seed egg bun.
SMITH at the Inn at the Forks
SMITH spiced pork burger with house cured bacon, grilled pineapple, Fort Garry Beer mustard.