Hey, burger addicts! I have valuable information to share with you. Now that our annual Halifax Burger Week (March 19-25) has grown to supersized proportions, and will include 64 (!!!) local restaurants flipping delectable patties all week long, it might be challenging to get a good sampling of what's out there. Unless of course you eat three burgs a day, everyday, in which case you are a hero with admirably high iron levels.
But Taste Halifax has paired up with The Coast and some of Burger Week's participating restos to create the BURGER BUS—a tour worthy of all caps that'll take you to five locations, to taste five burgers, each of which will be paired with a half pint of local beer. Even better? These VIP tours take place the week before Burger Week, meaning you're getting a sneak peek (and some sneak bites) of what's to come.
TICKETS! Get yer tickets, and the tour schedule, here. It all starts March 6 and fair warning, is selling quickly.
Here's a look at the menu:
Bacon Jam Cheeseburger
Grass-fed beef patty, smokey bacon jam, cheddar cheese and Krave sauce. Paired with exclusive Propeller Krave Lager.
Seasons by Atlantica
Six-inch spiced lamb loaf, homemade lamb peameal bacon, labneh, compressed cucumber and watercress on pan fried focaccia bread. Paired with Garrison Tall Ship Amber Ale.
The Five Fisherman Grill
House-made burger topped with pesto aioli, portobello mushrooms in demi glace, provolone cheese and roasted peppers. Beer pairing to be announced.
Fresh-ground eight-ounce beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle with mustard, relish, mayo and ketchup. Paired with your choice of Deadwood Wheat, Bigwater Brown, Jacktar Stout or Fathom IPA.
The Wooden Monkey - Dartmouth
Spicy Breaded Haddock Burger
Line-caught haddock, encrusted in maple flax and Schoolhouse Gluten Free breadcrumbs, with lettuce, spicy kimchi and a sweet chili mayo. Paired with North Brewing Winter Saison Ale.
Rogue's Roost Deli Burger
Montreal smoked meat, burger sauce, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and pickles. Paired with Rogue's Roost IPA.
Vegan Big Mac
Two black bean patties, turmeric cheese, secret sauce, shredded lettuce, fresh pickles and onions, Local Source sesame seed bun. Comes w/a side. GF available. Beer pairing to be announced.
Stubborn Goat Gastropub
The Hell Fire Burger
Oulton's pork, jalapeño relish, scorpion pepper aioli, house-made hot mustard on a Scanway Bakery habanero milk bun. Paired with Bulwark Cider.