Burger Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster 8th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 8-31, 2021. 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.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{101 points}

Flipside Burgers

Green Chorizo Burger

Price $14.95

Created by: Chef Tristan LeRoux

Description: House made sausage patty with green chillies and herbs, plum and pineapple chutney, lime slaw, baby arugula and garlic aioli.

Offered: Tuesday – Tuesday – Thursday 11:30-8.30, Friday – Saturday 11:30-9.00, Sunday 11:30-8.30 (closed Monday)

Flipside Burgers

37760 2 Ave, Squamish

Telephone: (604) 849- 0146

Website: https://www.flipsideburgers.ca/

Instagram @flipsideburgers_squamish

2nd Place:

{97 points}

BRGR BRGR

Seoul BRGR

Price: $18

Created by: Seamus Dixon

Description: BRGR BRGR’s take on the Korean BBQ BRGR!  We take made in house Korean BBQ sauce and infuse in our beef and pork patty, pour on gooey Korean corn cheese then top it with Korean BBQ sauce marinated rib eye strips, a fried egg and dress with Korean BBQ mayo, sweet and sour sauce, and a sesame green onion salad on a brioche bun.

Ingredients list Korean BBQ sauce, Korean BBQ mayo, sesame green onion salad, Korean corn cheese, fried egg, Korean BBQ marinated sirloin strips, beef and pork patty, brioche bun, house made sweet and sour sauce.

Available: All the time daily for dine-in.

BRGR BRGR

33758 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford

Telephone: (604) 746-6225

Web: https://www.brgrbrgr.ca/

Instagram @brgrbrgrbeers

3rd Place:

{93 points}

Hearthstone Brewery Tap & Forno

Cranberry Pesto Pocket

Price: $19.99

Created by: Dustin Fowler

Description: Why choose between a pizza and a burger? Our Cranberry Pesto Pocket is a brilliant blend of the two! Enjoy our house-made pesto, burger patty, cranberries, and melted cheese in every bite.

Ingredients: House-made pesto sauce, cranberries, brie, beef and pork patty, wrapped in our freshly made pizza dough.

Available everyday

Available for take out

Hearthstone Brewery Tap & Forno

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

Telephone:(604) 984-1842

Website:http://www.hearthstonebrewery.com/

Twitter: @hearthstonebeer

Instagram: @hearthstonebeer

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:

BRGR BRGR

Seoul BRGR

Price: $18

Created by: Seamus Dixon

Description: BRGR BRGR’s take on the Korean BBQ BRGR!  We take made in house Korean BBQ sauce and infuse in our beef and pork patty, pour on gooey Korean corn cheese then top it with Korean BBQ sauce marinated rib eye strips, a fried egg and dress with Korean BBQ mayo, sweet and sour sauce, and a sesame green onion salad on a brioche bun.

Ingredients list Korean BBQ sauce, Korean BBQ mayo, sesame green onion salad, Korean corn cheese, fried egg, Korean BBQ marinated sirloin strips, beef and pork patty, brioche bun, house made sweet and sour sauce.

Available: All the time daily for dine-in.

BRGR BRGR

33758 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford

Telephone: (604) 746-6225

Web: https://www.brgrbrgr.ca/

Instagram @brgrbrgrbeers

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Hearthstone Brewery Tap & Forno

Cranberry Pesto Pocket

Price: $19.99

Created by: Dustin Fowler

Description: Why choose between a pizza and a burger? Our Cranberry Pesto Pocket is a brilliant blend of the two! Enjoy our house-made pesto, burger patty, cranberries, and melted cheese in every bite.

Ingredients: House-made pesto sauce, cranberries, brie, beef and pork patty, wrapped in our freshly made pizza dough.

Available everyday

Available for take out

Hearthstone Brewery Tap & Forno

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

Telephone:(604) 984-1842

Website:http://www.hearthstonebrewery.com/

Twitter: @hearthstonebeer

Instagram: @hearthstonebeer

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Flipside Burgers

Green Chorizo Burger

Price $14.95

Created by: Chef Tristan LeRoux

Description: House made sausage patty with green chillies and herbs, plum and pineapple chutney, lime slaw, baby arugula and garlic aioli.

Offered: Tuesday – Tuesday – Thursday 11:30-8.30, Friday – Saturday 11:30-9.00, Sunday 11:30-8.30 (closed Monday)

Flipside Burgers

37760 2 Ave, Squamish

Telephone: (604) 849- 0146

Website: https://www.flipsideburgers.ca/

Instagram @flipsideburgers_squamish

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Emma Clark, Hanson Do, and Karina Pangilinan

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a cake creation could earn is 120 points.

Thank you to the chefs and establishments 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 places to try their burger creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak