Vancouver Foodster 4th Annual Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 4th Annual 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 19 – November 12, 2017.

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

H2 Rotisserie Bar

Hot Jill Meats Huckleberry B.C. Bison Burger

Hot Jill Meats Huckleberry B.C. Bison Burger

Created by: Chef Caitlin Mark

Price: $19

Description: 6 oz. grass fed pasture raised BC bison, huckleberry relish, Little Qualicum hot jill monterey cheddar, crisp barnston island red frill lettuce, garlic aioli, served on an artisan challah bun.

Main Protein Ingredient: Bison

Offered: Lunch and dinner meal-times (12:00pm – 10:00pm, daily)

H2 Rotisserie Bar

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 691-6966

Web: http://h2restaurant.com/

Twitter: @H2restaurant

Instagram @h2restaurant

 

Hopcott Meats

Farmer Bob’s Burger

Farmer Bob’s Burger

Created by: Christina Sepidoza

Price: $12.50

Description: 6oz Hopcott prime rib patty, topped with pickled and panko breaded jalapeno peppers, cheddar & monterey jack cheese, Hopcott’s honey chipotle sauce, lettuce & tomato on a pretzel bun.  Served with house cut fries or green salad with Hopcott Mandarin Dill dressing

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Offered for lunch.  Available 10:30am to 4pm, 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

 

Fresh Window by Drew’s Catering

Burger Noir

Burger Noir

Created by: Chef Sekihata Katsuyuki

Price: $12

Description: 24 hour braised beef short rib, savoy cabbage coleslaw, horseradish aioli, shoestring potato & black brioche bun – Add shaved black truffles ($15 supplement)

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: 11am-3pm Monday – Friday.

Fresh Window at Drew’s Catering

1312 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Web: https://drewscatering.com/

Instagram @freshwindowvan

 

Falconetti’s

Falconetti’s Smokehouse Steakburger

Falconetti’s Smokehouse Steakburger

Created by:Chef Jo and Chef Billy

Price: $17

Description: Using Canada’s best sirloin beef, we top it with carefully chosen ingredients to complement this beefy bliss. Starting with a smoky gouda cheese and house cherry-wood smoked bacon that is accented by sweet pickle red onion, and chopped romaine, this defining burger is slathered with a Tennessee whisky tomato jam and our grainy mustard aioli on each side of a custom created Cabernet bun. Served with our special hand cut fries.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Served from 5 pm everyday

Falconetti’s

1812 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Web: http://falconettis.com/

Twitter:@Falconettis

Instagram: @falconettis

 

The Ellis

The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

Created by: Chef Tyler Dallner

Price: $17

Description: One pork and one beef patty, roasted peppers and onions, ricotta and provolone cheeses, pickled chillies and dried tomatoes

Main Protein Ingredient: Pork and Beef

Offered: All the time

The Ellis

2204 York Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-2456

Web: http://www.theellis.ca/

Instagram @theelliskits

 

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:

 

Sherman Chan

Food Blogger for his own shermansfoodadventures.com

Twitter: @ShermansFoodAdv 

Instagram @shermansfoodadventures

 

Hanson Do

Blogger for his own Nosh and Nibble blog

Twitter: @hansondee

Instagram @noshandnibble

 

Ed Lau

Writer and Photographer for Eds Eats

Twitter: @edlau

Instagram @edlauphoto