Last Updated on May 11, 2016 by Irene Seto
104 restaurants. 10 days. All the beef patties you can stuff in your face. Welcome to Alberta Burger Fest 2016! The 4th annual festival will be kicking off this weekend starting May 6th running all the way through to May 15th. In the grand tradition of weeklong food battles, Calgary chefs are bringing out the big beef for their burger concoctions this week. You’ll find anything and everything topped on these hamburgers from tuna to French fries to fried onions. And let’s not forget the buns – sesame seeds, brioche-style, pretzel tops. The options are endless! With so many choices at play, here are 10 burgers to get your taste buds salivating. And if you’re looking for a burger adventure, come join me on one of the Burger Bus tours to really get your fix. Happy burger eating!
I just visited Naina’s Kitchen and was blown away by their Burger Fest entry. Berries in a burger don’t seem like an obvious ingredient but paired with tons of Cayenne candied bacon makes it for a sweet with heat dish. So creative, innovative and delicious!
— Naina’s Kitchen (@nainaskitchen) May 6, 2016
Catch & the Oyster Bar
A seafood burger! A switch in protein makes this burger an interesting find. Plus Catch uses Oceanwise fish which means you’ll be eat sustainably-caught seafood.
The Living Room
Is that a brisket on top of my burger? For the meatiest of meat lovers.
Jane Bond BBQ
How high can you go on a burger? Pretty damn high. Cornbread for the win!
Open wide for this monster of a burger. Noted.
Grey Eagle Casino
Eat hearty on the range with this Chinook Bison burger!
A burger smothered in cheese and bacon is after my own heart. #love
A simple and elegant take on the hamburger.
An elevated and bigger outlook on the classic burger.
Three different kinds of meat all blended into one delicious burger. Your welcome.
I’m always game for a sunny-side up egg on anything, especially this burger! Brown butter and shallot poached lobster tail, grilled brisket and sirloin burger with a sunny side farm fresh egg.