The first Annual Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring 29 burgers from 29 restaurants including a Food Truck from around Vancouver, West & North Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their burger from November 5 – November 30, and then the public voted between November 28 –December 3rd.
The Winners are:
1st Place: Max’s Burgers – “The Local”
Description: 70/30 grass fed/finished ground beef from the Honest Butcher and herb smoked bacon from Woodland Smokehouse, served with side of fries.
Created by: Chef Travis Redpath
Location: 521 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
2nd Place: The Fray – “Triple Threat Burger”
Description: 7oz all lean ground beef patty with our secret seasonings layered with Monterey Jack cheese, sautéed mushrooms, battered and deep fried banana pepper rings, crispy onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo and our chefs top secret jalapeño and pickle relish. All this rests on a custom made cobs bakery bun. Comes with your choice of salad, hand-made rosemary crisps or fries.
Created by: Head Chef Kelly Maley
Location: 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver
3rd Place: Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant – “The Mistress”
Description: Burger Bun made specially by La Baguette on Granville Island for the Blue Canoe all other ingredients made fresh in house, served with house cut kennabec fries. Served with a glass of Red Truck Ale, brewed in North Vancouver.
Created by: Executive Chef Danilo Ibarra
Location: 140-3866 Bayview Street, Richmond
4th Place winner was Luke’s Kitchen with their Veggie Burger with Fried Pickles and Peppers –the one and only veggie burger in this challenge.
Thank you to all the chefs and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their burgers on the menu during this challenge. These winning burgers will now be featured on their respective menus for at least the next couple of weeks.
Looking forward to the 2nd annual Burger Challenge next year where I challenge chefs and their restaurants to concoct more exciting burgers!
By: Richard Wolak