Vancouver Foodster 3rd Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 3rd 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 14 – November 6, 2016.

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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 8 Burger creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Boy with a Knife

Harvest Burger

Harvest Burger

Harvest Burger

Price: $14

Created by: Chef Jon Runions

Description: The Harvest burger has a free range beef patty, chive + roast garlic goat cheese, house made corn salsa, bacon, butter lettuce, vine tomato + mayo on a brioche bun.

the burger come with fries, soup or salad

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Monday – Friday 10:30am-2:30pm (closed Saturday and Sunday)

Boy with a Knife

#7 – 3331 Viking Way, Richmond

Tel: 604-278-0543

Web: http://boywithaknife.ca/

Twitter: @boywithaknifeca

Instagram: @boywithaknife

 

Storm Crow Tavern

The Dawntreader Elk burger

The Dawntreader Elk burger

The Dawntreader Elk burger

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Sam Cargnelli

Description: an elk burger made with Alberta elk from Two Rivers, savoury blueberry ketchup, garlic mayo, greens, tomato, Two Rivers bacon, and Velvet Blue cheese from Golden Ears Cheesecrafters. On a Portuguese bun. Comes with a side of fries.

Main Protein Ingredient: Elk

Offered: Available for lunch and dinner, every day til 11PM.

Storm Crow Tavern

1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 566-9669

Web: http://www.stormcrowtavern.com/

Twitter: @stormcrowtavern

Instagram:  @stormcrowtavern

 

Argo Café

Braised Short Rib Portabellini Burger

Braised Short Rib Portabellini Burger

Braised Short Rib Portabellini Burger

Price: $14.95

Created by: Chef Denis Larouche

Description: Shortrib beef, portabello mushroom, 4 cheese, crispy onions, roquefort mayo, hand cut fries

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: at lunch 11-4 Monday to Friday, Thursday and Friday evenings 5-9 Saturday 8-2

Argo Café

1836 Ontario Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 876-3620

Web: http://www.argocafe.ca/

Twitter: @argocafe

Instagram: @argoatnight

 

Jimmy’s Taphouse

The Old Fashioned Burger

The Old Fashioned Burger

The Old Fashioned Burger

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Cohen Morosoff

Description: A classic burger that is simplified to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak with a Juicy 8oz Alberta beef patty, Double smoked cheddar, Canadian smoked maple bacon, pickles, ketchup, mayo, mustard, iceberg lettuce, frizzled onions, served on a organic brioche bun. Comes with your choice of House salad, Caesar salad or Fries.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Daily from opening till close.

Jimmy’s Taphouse

783 Homer Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 689-2800

Web: http://jimmystaphouse.com/

Twitter: @JimmysTaphouse

Instagram: @jimmyspubpatio

 

La Brasserie

Brasserie Burger

Brasserie Burger

Brasserie Burger

Price: $19

Created by: Chef KC

Description: The crispy and tender Brasserie Burger is made of delicious house ground hanger steak, stacked with greens, crispy onion rings. This burger is cooked to perfection with the flawless mixture of spices and served with our famous house made ketchup.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Brunch and dinner

La Brasserie

1091 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-5400

Web: http://www.labrasserievancouver.com/

Twitter: @La_Brasserie

Instagram: labrasserievancouver

 

Storm Crow Alehouse

The Stormbringer

The Stormbringer

The Stormbringer

Price: $17

Created by: Kyle Depape – Assistant Kitchen Manager

Description: Elk, bison, and venison patty, stuff with cheese, on a brioche bun smothered in a roasted kale and sunflower seed aioli, topped with rootbeer bbq sauce, frizzled onions, mixed lettuce and tomato and garnished with a bacon sword.

Main Protein Ingredient: Elk, Bison and Vennison

Offered: Daily 11am – 11PM.

Storm Crow Alehouse

1619 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-9670

Web: http://www.stormcrowalehouse.com/

Twitter: @crowalehouse

Instagram: @stormcrowalehouse

 

Hopcott Meats

Cajun Bacon Burger

Cajun Bacon Burger

Cajun Bacon Burger

Price: $9.99

Created by: Chef Chris Papp and Chef Ty Stinson

Description: Made with Hopcott’s hormone free, dry aged ground beef mixed with our secret Cajun spice blend, Hopcott’s own double smoked bacon, homemade onion straws, jalapeno jack cheese, mustard aioli, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Offered for lunch.  Available 11am to 3pm, 7 days a week.

Hopcott Meats

18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows

Tel: 604.465.7799

Web: http://www.hopcottmeats.ca/

Twitter @HopcottFarms

Instagram hopcottfarms

 

Saj & Co.

The Veggie Slaughter

The Veggie Slaughter

The Veggie Slaughter

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Malek Anouti

Description:  A burger that you have never imagine before…! Made with Beans, Veggies, Wholewheat freshly baked bread, Labneh (yougurt), a side of salad and organic baby carrots (allow 20 minutes to make).

Main Protein Ingredient: Beans

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://sajandco.ca/

Twitter: @Sajnco

Instagram: @sajandco

 

 

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:

 

Rick Green

Freelance writer for BC Brews and other publications

Twitter: @BCbrews

 

Tara Lee

Writer for Inside Vancouver and other publications.

Twitter: @VanGlutton

 

James Chung

Founder and Editor @HelloVancity for his own hellovancity.com/

Twitter: @jlchung