Burger #63 – The Smoke Burger (Durty Nelly’s)

Way back in 2014, when Life of Burgers was still pretty new, I paid a visit to Durty Nelly’s one evening where I found a burger that thoroughly impressed me. It was called the Whiskey Smoke Burger, and between the onion rings, the whiskey apple BBQ sauce, and the Guinness honey mustard, it quickly became one of my favourite burgers in the city.

However, it is normal for restaurants to change up their menus from time to time (which can be either really great or a swing and a miss), and unfortunately the Whiskey Smoke Burger didn’t make the cut during one of these changes and I had to say goodbye to a burger that treated me right.

While that one may be gone, it just so happens that there is another burger on the menu that has many similarities to the old one, with a few changes. I stopped by to try The Smoke Burger, hopeful that it would be just as good as the one I had 4 years ago.

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From the menu: “Smoked garlic aioli, bacon, smoked cheddar, BBQ sauce, lettuce, pickle, onion rings”

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Burger #58 – Brewmaster’s Burger (Gahan House)

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The warm and sunny days have finally arrived in Halifax, and it’s a great time to be a food-lover in the city. Patios are open, and nothing beats the heat like a cold beer and some tasty eats. I finally had some spare time (it’s been a busy past few weeks for me), so obviously getting a burger was high on my list of things to do. I noticed that Gahan House had added a new burger to their menu since the last time I was there, so I decided to give the Brewmaster’s Burger a try.

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From the menu: “Atlantic beef, Gahan cheese sauce, Montreal smoked bacon, onion jam, Porter mustard, buffalo ketchup, tomato, lettuce, pickle, Iron Bridge bun”

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Burger #47 – South West Burger (Your Father’s Moustache)

I’m quickly closing in on burger #50, and I’m pretty excited to reach this milestone! I’m not quite there yet though, so it’s time to get to work. For #47 I headed back to Your Father’s Moustache for my third burger from here; a burger hat-trick if you will. They have a section on their menu that’s completely devoted to burgers, and this time I decided to go with the South West Burger.

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From the menu: “100% pure beef patty grilled with Bull’s-Eye BBQ sauce, and topped with sauteed chipotle onions, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, and pickle”

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Burger #34 – Banger Burger (Durty Nelly’s)

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Another warm Summer evening meant it was time to hit up another one of Halifax’s great patios. For this meal, I visited another favourite of mine, Durty Nelly’s. Located at 1660 Argyle Street, this was my first visit back (with the exception of Burger Week) since they changed their menu around. I decided to go with their Banger Burger for this visit.

I have been making some changes with the format for my posts, and I’ve decided to no longer do the “Restaurant Atmosphere & Service” section of my reviews. I feel like this will make it more about the burger, which I assume is the main reason you are here. Feel free to give some feedback on this change or anything else you would like to see. I would love to hear from you!

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From the menu: “Ground pork patty, Jameson bacon jam, lettuce, pickle, horseradish aioli”

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Burger #28 – Bacon Cheese (Krave Burger)

With the new year in full swing, it’s time to up my burger game. I have a few different ideas that I’m going to try out for the blog this year, so stay tuned for that!

For now, it’s time to get back to trying out some more burgers that this town has to offer. For the first burger of the year, I decided to try out a place that I (surprisingly) have yet to step foot in. Krave Burger, located at 5680 Spring Garden Road, is a new addition to the Halifax restaurant scene, and has become a pretty popular place. Specializing primarily in burgers, they have options for beef, chicken, and veggie lovers alike. For my first visit, I went with their Bacon Cheese Burger.

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From the menu: “Krave Burger (Beef Patty, Krave sauce, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle) topped with local Shoulder Bacon and Cheddar”

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Burger #27 – Beef and Bacon (The Stubborn Goat)

With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas/New Years season over, I can finally get back to the burger life! My first post for 2015 (but admittedly not my first burger as I technically ate this one in 2014) deals with a burger that comes from The Stubborn Goat. Located at 1579 Grafton Street, The Stubborn Goat is a fairly new addition to the Downtown Halifax restaurant scene. With a few different options on their menu, I settled on the Beef and Bacon Burger.

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From the menu: “House pickle, brie, bacon, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli”

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Burger #26 – Cannon Burger (The Loose Cannon)

My second favourite thing about getting to do this blog, the first being that I get to eat really tasty burgers, is that it takes me to new places that I have never been to before. This was the case with burger #26. Located at 1566 Argyle Street, The Loose Cannon is a place that I have walked past numerous times, but never actually walked through the doors. Since they only have one burger on their menu, I knew I was going to be trying their Cannon Burger.

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From the menu: “Ground chuck seasoned to perfection, garnished with mayo, tomato, lettuce and a pickle. Served on a fresh kaiser roll and accompanied with either hand cut chips or house salad”

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Burger #22 – Mushroom & Swiss Burger (Your Father’s Moustache)

It’s been about a week since my annual Thanksgiving food coma, so I figured it was time to get another burger. For this one, I went back to a regular spot of mine. Your Father’s Moustache, located at 5686 Spring Garden Road, continues to be a favourite place of mine as they have many different delicious options to choose from. This was my second burger-related visit, and this time I went with their Mushroom & Swiss Burger.

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From the menu: “100% Pure beef patty smothered in sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese, with lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle”

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Burger #21 – Ranch House Burger (Mexicali Rosa’s)

First off, I just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone that has been reading my blog and relaying really nice messages to me about it. What started out as an excuse to eat a bunch of burgers has slowly become an exciting hobby for myself, and I’m glad you guys enjoy hearing what I have to say!

Now for the real reason you are here – Burger #21! I’m slowly making my way through the many burgers that Spring Garden has to offer, and this time it was Mexicali Rosa’s turn. Located at 5472 Spring Garden Road, Mexicali Rosa’s is known for their Mexican-inspired cuisine and delicious margarita options. They also have a few “North of the Border” options, which includes the Ranch House Burger.

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From the menu: “100% beef burger grilled to perfection topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, pickle, Monterey Jack cheese and mayonnaise. Served on a sesame seed bun”

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Burger #18 – Bacon Cheese Burger (Salty’s)

With the end of the summer season just around the corner, the next stop on my burger adventure took me to one of the many restaurants located on the Halifax Waterfront. Salty’s, located at 1877 Upper Water Street, features a menu that is mostly comprised of different seafood options. However, they still have some choices for those looking for something from the land. I went with their Bacon Cheese Burger.

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From the menu: “Burger seasoned with our chef’s steak spice, crisp bacon, and cheddar cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and fries”

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