Le Burger Week is back with its beefiest lineup ever

The mission is simple: to discover the city’s best burgers with the help of local burger lovers. We’re more than happy to oblige.

Since it began back in 2012, Le Burger Week has become one of the city’s favourite culinary festivals. When else do you have the chance – or rather, the duty – to chow down on as many delicious, mouthwatering burgers as you can, and then vote for your favourites?

Carnaval’s 2017 entry

This year, Le Burger Week has expanded to almost 400 restaurants in 11 Canadian cities. Winnipeg alone has more than 100 restaurants getting in on the fun. It runs from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7.

Nuburger’s (The Forks) 2017 entry

Whether you like your burger simple and straightforward or straight-up ridiculous, the entries satisfy every craving. And it’s not all about beef. Over the years, restaurants have expanded their offerings to include pulled pork, salmon, tuna, lamb, fried chicken and vegetarian options.

Boon Burger’s 2016 entry: My Big Fat Greek Burger

A few of last year’s beauties included Kyu Grill’s Kyu Burger (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) …

Chosabi’s Angry Tuna Sushi Burger (spicy ahi tuna patty, guacamole, tempura flakes, shredded lettuce, furikake seasoning, spicy mayo, seaweed and asian love on a rice bun) …

And the overall winner, Nuburger’s The O.C. (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).

With entries from some of the city’s top eateries, this year’s edition promises to be even better. From pubs to takeout joints to fine dining restaurants, Le Burger Week covers all the bases and doesn’t discriminate. There are also a bunch of new places getting in on the action, like Bouchee Boucher, Carnaval, Kristina’s on Corydon, The Roost and others.

Bouchee Boucher’s 2017 entry

New for 2017, you can “Buy A Friend A Burger.” Just go online, select the burger you want to gift, and click the ‘Buy for a Friend’ button. Talk about winning someone over!

Kyu’s  (The Forks) 2017 entry

Also for the first time, Le Burger Week has teamed up with Skip The Dishes and Just Eat, meaning you can get in on the burger-munching fun from the comfort of your couch.

The Peasant Cookery’s 2017 entry

Winners of Le Burger Week will be chosen in four categories: Voted Best, Judge’s Choice, Most Outrageous and Healthiest Burger. To learn more and browse the participating restaurants, visit Le Burger Week online.

In the meantime, we’ll leave you with a look at some of this year’s entries. Cue the drool.

Bernstein’s Deli

Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery

Carbone

Chew

Cibo

Clementine 

The Handsome Daughter

Inferno’s

King + Bannatyne

Kristina’s on Corydon

La Roca

Miss Browns

Mon Ami Louis

Mona Lisa

The Oakwood Cafe

One Great City Brewing Co.

Promenade Cafe

Rudy’s

Nuburger (Stradbrook)

The Roost

 

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