Burger Challenge Winners 2016

The Vancouver Foodster 3rd Annual Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 14 – November 6, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Tara Lee, Rick Green and James Chung

The Winners are:

1st Place 

Storm Crow Alehouse

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

Kyle Depape

Kyle Depape

2nd Place 

La Brasserie

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

 

3rd Place

Hopcott Meats

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

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Burger creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

La Brasserie

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

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Storm Crow Tavern

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: [email protected]

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Storm Crow Alehouse

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

Thank you to the chefs and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their burgers on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Burger creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak