Well, Halifax Burger Week has come and gone, and man was it a meaty adventure! This year the city of Halifax had 59 different burgers to offer for the week, and I managed to try every single one of them. That’s right, I devoted my whole week to this endeavour and I was determined to conquer the week!
It all started with a contest that was put on by The Coast to find two “Burger Ambassadors” who would be in charge of going out and documenting their Halifax Burger Week experience through Twitter and Instagram. They wanted to see your “burger selfie”, and even though I did that, it was only the beginning of my quest to become Ambassador.
The day finally arrived. I put my Ambassador sash on (I won the title of Burger Ambassador after being selected by The Coast), and ventured out into the snow-filled city of Halifax, ready to embark on my week-long burger adventure. For day #1, I managed to get to 8 different restaurants to try their contributions for Burger Week. Joining me on the first leg was Olivia, Jordan, Savannah, Ryan, Don, Drew, Sacha, Ian, Nadine, and John, and the majority of them have already agreed to join me for most of Burger Week (they have been appropriately named “Team Life of Burgers”).
Burger #1 – The Classic from Bearly’s/Ace Burger
The Classic from Bearly’s/Ace Burger was a great choice for the first burger of the week. The burger was a hit with everyone at the table. The patty was so juicy, and had an awesome flavour to it. The addition of the dijonnaise was great as it really worked well with the patty. The group consensus was that the pickles were delicious and very welcome on this burger. I also really liked the bun because it tasted fresh, and it was the perfect size for this burger. For this burger, we were also joined by fellow Burger Ambassador Vicki, and last year’s Ambassador Lindsay, who runs the Eat This Town blog (look for her post about this meet-up!).
Savannah: “The beef used in this burger is delicious!”
Ryan: “I thought the composition of this burger was great”
Being the burger lover that I am, I figured it was time to check out a place that has been getting some buzz within Halifax for the burgers that they create. I headed over to Bearly’s, located at 1269 Barrington Street, where the Ace Burger Company has taken over the kitchen with their many different takes on burgers. Having nothing but burgers to choose from, I eventually went with the one they refer to as the Big Bad Wolf.
From the menu: “Roast Pork Belly, Back Bacon, Bacon Marmalade, Beer Mustard, Smoked Gouda, Fried Egg”