Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their burger creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Burger creations on their menu from October 22 – November 15, 2015.

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How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the burger creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best burger creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #BurgerChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite burger creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different burger creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites.

Here are the 12 Burger creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Linh Café

Linh Café

Linh Café

Linh Café Burger

Price: $12.95

Created by: Chef Tai Luong Nguyen

Description: House made Brioche Buns, Triple A patty, Onion jam, Swiss cheese Wholegrain aioli, Hand cut fries, Fresh Green.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday between 9AM – 9:30PM.

Linh Cafe

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-559-4668

Web: http://linhcafe.com/

Twitter: @LinhCafeVan

 

EBO Restaurant

EBO Restaurant

EBO Restaurant

e.b.o. signature burger

Price: $14.50

Description: – house ground chuck, aged cheddar, smoked onion and garlic aioli. Served with garlic and parmesan fries.

Main Protein: Beef

Created by: Chef Keith Pears

Offered:  All day and night in the restaurant and lounge.

EBO Restaurant

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

Tel: 604-453-0788

Web:  http://www.eborestaurant.com/

Twitter: @EBOrestaurant

 

 

American Grille

American Grille

American Grille

The Japa Burger

Price: $16.95

Description: The Japa Burger is the creation of our Jr. Sous Chef, Michael Gonzales, featuring  flame grilled and teriyaki glazed 7 oz. AAA beef with jalapeno sausage, jack cheese, Japanese mayo, togarashi, and nori on a brioche bun, and served with togarashi and truffle fries with sriracha lime aioli.

Main Protein Ingredient:Beef

Created by: Chef Michael Gonzales

Offered: All the time

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://american-grille.com/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

 

Craft Beer Market

Craft Beer Market

Craft Beer Market

20 Napkin Burger

Price: $26

Created by:

Description: Two burgers, 4oz brisket, crispy bacon, cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion all garnished with a mini burger, served with fries. A napkin for every ounce of meat!

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: during lunch, dinner, and brunch.

Craft Beer Market

85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604.709.BEER (2337

Web: http://vancouver.craftbeermarket.ca/

Twitter @CRAFTbeeryvr

 

U & I Thai

U & I Thai

U & I Thai

U & I Thai Burger

Price: $10.95

Description: Sticky Rice ‘bun’ with a Chicken Quinoa Burger, served with fresh vegetables and deep fried banana.

Main Protein Ingredient: Chicken

Created by: Ui Ratsomjit

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

 

Tera V Burger

Tera V Burger

Tera V Burger

No Bull Smoke House

Price: $14.99

Description: The Limited Edition No Bull Smoke House on a whole wheat bun with local field tomatoes and green leaf lettuce, sauteed red onions and mushrooms, vegan bacon, vegan mayo and vegan chipotle mayo, smokey barbecue sauce, Swiss cheese and our famous No Bull patty. Served with baked shoestring fries.  It might be the greatest veggie burger on the planet…

Main Protein Ingredient: Vegetarian protein

Created by: Jagmohan Basran

Offered: All the time

Tera V Burger

2961 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-336-3575

Web: www.teravburger.com

Twitter: @teraVburger

 

Stackhouse Burger Bar

Stackhouse Burger Bar

Stackhouse Burger Bar

Stackhouse Burger

Price: $10 (Served with fries)

Description: 5.5oz prime rib patty, pancetta, portabellini, Guinness cheddar, chipotle aioli and butter lettuce on a brioche bun. Served with fries.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Created by: Chef Shahab Ghaemi-Zadeh

Offered: All the time

Stackhouse Burger Bar

1224 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3499

Web: http://www.stackhouseburgerbar.com/

Twitter @Stackhousebb

 

Ban Chok Dee

Ban Chok Dee

Ban Chok Dee

Siam Sliders

Price: $12

Description:  Three Sliders, consisting of 1 each of Marinated Battered Chicken/Seasoned Prawns/Canadian Beef, stacked with Lettuce, Lotus Root, Caramelized Sweet Pork Belly with Onion and Cashew Nuts, Fresh Shredded Green Mango, Sprouts and Green Onion served in homemade Beet/Spinach/Pumpkin buns with Red/Green/Yellow Curry Coconut Milk sauce. Garnished with Dill Pickles and Pickled peppers.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef, Chicken, Prawns, Pork

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya Lopston

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

 

The Point Grill

The Point Grill

The Point Grill

The Cattle Hog Burger

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Luke Willingdon

Description: A six ounce chorizo patty topped with three ounces of shredded beef brisket, butter lettuce, sliced tomatoes, mayonnaise and served on a toasted organic brioche bun. It comes with a choice of fries, salad, or soup.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: All the time.

The Point Grill

2205 Lower Mall (at UBC), Vancouver

Tel: 604.822.9503

Web: http://www.food.ubc.ca/place/pointgrill/

Twitter: @UBCfoodie

 

Appleback Grill

Appleback Grill

Appleback Grill

Angus Burger

Price: $14.50

Description: a 6oz organic all Angus patty on a brioche bun. House smoked mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Created by:  Chef Patrick Miller

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Appleback Grill

6190 Marine Dr West Vancouver

Tel: 604-281-1281

Web: http://gleneaglesclubhouse.com/

Twitter: @Appleback_Grill

 

The Cannibal Cafe

The Cannibal Cafe

The Cannibal Cafe

The Bacon Bad

Price: $14.95

Description:  It is a bacon and cheddar cheese stuffed 6oz patty with more bacon and more cheese on top of the patty. Under the patty we put a maple bacon jam glaze and caramelized. The burger is then topped with L.T.O.P(lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle).

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef and Pork

Created by:  Matt Thompson

Offered: all the time

The Cannibal Café

1818 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-4199

Web: http://www.cannibalcafe.ca

Twitter: @TheCannibalCafe

and

The Cannibal Cafe

433 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-4199

Web: http://www.cannibalcafe.ca

Twitter: @TheCannibalCafe

 

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

C Prime Burger

Price: $14

Description: 7 oz. Angus Beef Burger, Fiore de Late, Heirloom Tomato served with fries.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Created by: Chef Elliott Hashimoto and Chef Bruce Woods

Offered: Lunch only.

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-684-3474

Web: http://www.cprime.ca/

Twitter @cprimesteak

Instagram: cprimesteak 

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Burger Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

http://vancouverfoodster.com/burger-challenge/

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Sean Neild

Food Blogger and Photographer. Food Writer for his own flavortownadventures.com

Twitter: @YVRBCbro

 

Mary Sheridan

Food Blogger for her own Vancouver Bits and Bites Blog http://maryinvancity.com/

Twitter: @MaryinVancity

 

Corey Basso

Executive Producer of Whitecaps FC Broadcasts | Announcer | Reporter

Bell Media | 94.5 Virgin Radio | 103.5 QMFM | TSN 1040 | TSN 1410

Twitter: @CDBasso