Burger #45 – Burger Platter (Maxwell’s Plum)

When a place proclaims that one of their menu items is “the best in town”, you expect a pretty tasty time. Maxwell’s Plum, located at 1600 Grafton Street, has a huge selection of beer to choose from, and they just so happen to claim that they have the best burger platter in town. Obviously, I had to go and check out this burger platter for myself.

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From the menu: “Maxwell’s 1/2 pound signature burger patty. Served on a sesame seed bun with romaine lettuce, red onion and a thick slice of ripe tomato” – I also added bacon and cheese to mine.

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Burger #44 – Pulled Pork Burger (Niche)

First off, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me for Food Blogger in The Coast’s Best Of Awards. I was both surprised and thankful when I was told I had won Silver, and it means a lot to have people who like reading about my burger endeavors. Big congrats as well to both the Gold winner, Lindsay Nelson (Eat This Town), and the Bronze winner, Kathy Jollimore (Eat Halifax)!

Next burger up comes from Niche Lounge in downtown Halifax. Located at 1505 Barrington Street, Niche is a popular place to grab dinner or a drink, and it is especially popular in the summer when people crowd their large patio to watch various sporting events on the big screen. They have a variety of burgers to choose from, and for this visit, I went with their Pulled Pork Burger.

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From the menu: “Fresh ground beef, barbecue pulled pork, smoked mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, homemade chipotle barbecue sauce”

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Burger #43 – Porkey & The Beef (Gahan House)

During Burger Week, I had the pleasure of trying a lot of amazing burgers. Some were beautifully simple, while some had the perfect combination of toppings on top of a delicious patty. An example of the latter was Gahan House. Located on the Halifax Waterfront, at 1869 Upper Water Street, Gahan House created an awesome burger that just so happened to make my top 3 of the week. Thankfully, they decided to make the burger a regular menu item, and I figured it was time to go and try the Porkey & The Beef burger again.

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From the menu: “House Ground Atlantic beef, local pulled pork, 1772 IPA BBQ sauce, maple white balsamic onion jam, panko fried pickle, local bacon, ADL cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, Iron Bridge brown ale bun”

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Burger #40 – Bacon Cheese Burger (The Wooden Monkey)

While the days might not be getting any cooler, Summer is slowly nearing its end. With the end of this season comes the end of the many awesome patios found in this city, so why not enjoy them while I still can! For my next patio visit, I made my way to 1707 Grafton Street where The Wooden Monkey is located. This was my first visit to this location (I visited the Dartmouth location during Burger Week) so I was eager to see what they had to offer in terms of burgers. I decided to go with their Bacon Cheese Burger.

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From the menu: “Grilled 5oz. beef burger from Getaway Farm, caramelized onions, melted white cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, dill pickles and spicy mayo”

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Burger #39 – Peanut Butter Burger (Darrell’s)

One burger fad that I have never been completely sold on is the use of peanut butter. I love both peanut butter and burgers so it would make sense that I would love them together, but that hasn’t necessarily been the case. That being said, I believe that somewhere out there is a burger with peanut butter on it that will blow my away. I decided to head to Darrell’s for their take on this combination. Located at 5576 Fenwick Street, Darrell’s Peanut Butter Burger has become a well known thing around Halifax, so I figured it was only right to start my search here.

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From the menu: “Our traditional BLTCM burger (bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, mayo, mustard, relish, and ketchup) with that stick to the roof of your mouth difference”

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Burger #37 – Bacon Cheeseburger (Willy’s)

There are a couple classic spots located throughout the city that have become popular locations for the late-night intoxicated crowd. Since I moved to Halifax, one of these spots has been Willy’s. Located at 5239 Blower’s Street, it is not uncommon to see a long line of people standing outside the order window after a night of drinking. I have stood in that line many times myself, but lately I have come to realize that the food here isn’t that bad when you’re stone cold sober as well. They have a pretty basic menu when it comes to burgers, so I went with the  Bacon Cheeseburger.

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From the menu: “Ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, fried mushrooms, fried onions (I also splurged and added cheese and bacon)”

 

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Burger #36 – The Donicken (Foggy Goggle)

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One thing that I try to be weary of when trying new burgers, are ones that are trying to be too ambitious. This could mean way too many toppings, an unusual combination of ingredients, or just the sheer size of the burger itself. That being said, I want to give a fair shot to each burger, kind of a “don’t knock it til you try it” way of thinking. The Donicken from Foggy Goggle initially had me worried that it may fall into this category, but being a lover of meat, I figured that I had to at least give it a try (and I’m glad I did).

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From the menu: “Local, free range chicken, housemade Donair meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, & hot pepper mayo”

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Burger #35 – Mozza Chicken Burger (Fickle Frog)

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Since starting this blog, one thing I have learned is that burgers come in all different shapes and sizes. You can have ones that are plain and simple, or there can be ones that are extravagant, inventive, and (sometimes) over the top. There is also numerous possibilities when it comes to the meat you can use. While LoB initially started out mostly dealing with beef burgers, I’ve decided that it’s time to start expanding. This is where Fickle Frog comes in. Located at 5675 Spring Garden Road, this has been a place where I have enjoyed a few beef burgers (and maybe a few beer). I chose this place to be the first burger of the chicken variety for Life of Burgers, and it was titled the Mozza Chicken Burger.

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From the menu: “A chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese and aioli. Served with lettuce, tomato, sweet onions and baked until golden”

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Burger #31 – Southwestern Burger (The Argyle)

Life of Burgers is back! After a couple months of special circumstances (recovering from Burger Week and some major tech issues) with no reviews, I have returned to make it up to my readers!

Now that I’m back, I’m ready for a burger-filled summer, and sharing my findings with you guys. I recently headed back to The Argyle, where one of my favourite burgers thus far comes from. Located at 1575 Argyle Street, The Argyle is one of the many restaurants that are extremely popular during “patio season”. For my second visit, I went with the Southwestern Burger.

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From the menu: “Guacamole, smoked bacon, jalapeño, crispy onions and spicy Monterey Jack, lettuce and tomato”

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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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