BPR Top Five | Celebrate National Hamburger Month!
May is National Hamburger Month and it’s not too late to celebrate! If you aren’t currently dreaming up a juicy burger to enjoy with an iced-cold beverage outside, we’ve created the ultimate Burger Bucket List to get you inspired. With 100% beef, chicken and vegetarian options, whether you are looking for recipe inspiration for a backyard BBQ, or planning a night out, these five unique choices will have all your burger cravings covered.
The CLASSIC Burger: West Side Beef’s Burger Recipe
When purchasing burger patties for a cookout, look no further than West Side Beef. The company partners with local farms throughout the entire process from animal husbandry to packaging ensuring only the freshest and best meats are delivered to customers. Through their online platform, West Side Beef fills orders for fresh and ethically farm-raised proteins, offering quality, and value. With a 100% beef patty that’s packed with flavour, Chef and butcher Jeremy Losier’s recipe keeps the toppings simple to highlight the rich flavours of the beef.
The BIG Burger: Northern Maverick Brewing Co.’s Beast Burger
You can’t miss Northern Maverick Brewing Co., the impressive two-floor brewery and 400-seat restaurant with an expansive patio on Bathurst north of King Street. Their Beast Burger paired with a house-brewed beer is a must try this patio season! Crafted with dry-aged house-ground chuck and braised beef brisket, and topped with house smoked cheese, kale, and chipotle BBQ sauce, this beauty is sure to be a summer dining favourite.
The ULTIMATE CHICKEN Burger: Matt DeMille’s Grilled Chicken Club Sliders Recipe
Entertaining a crowd? Pro Chef and All-Clad Canada ambassador, Matt DeMille has created a delicious recipe for Grilled Chicken Club Sliders with Tomato Jam & Chunky Chimichurri. Flavoured with beautiful seasonal herbs and an elevated take on everyone’s favourite topping, ketchup, this chicken burger is sure to be a grilling staple!
The VEGETARIAN’S DREAM Burger: Maple Leaf Tavern’s Vegetarian Burger
Maple Leaf Tavern pairs the look and feel of a classic community tavern with world-class cocktails and house-made North American fare. After spending nearly three years perfecting the ultimate cheeseburger, Chef Jesse Vallins applied his mastery of flavours, textures and techniques to create the ultimate vegetarian burger. Made with a mushroom, lentil, chia, and sunflower seed patty and features elements of the original cheeseburger, including Chef’s signature dill relish, the vegetarian burger is a must-try at this historic dining destination.
The REFINED Burger: Victor Restaurant’s Big Vic
The retro chic Mercer Street gem Victor Restaurant is known for serving a chef-driven menu featuring modern takes on classic dishes, delicious cocktails, and a refined wine and beer list. Here, you can get your hands on the eponymously named Big Vic. Victor’s famous house ground burger is trimmed with caramelized onions, aged white cheddar, double smoked bacon and Russian dressing, you won’t want to let this larger-than-life burger pass you by.