We're on to the second day of Burger Week and things are still looking super tastey. On our second day of this week long burger extravaganza, we mack'd on Globe and Planete Poutine's tasty entries. Read on to find out just how good they look and taste.
Globe: Cheeseburger de côtes croisées
Globe's Cheeseburger is a little pricier than most of the other burgers offered this week, but let me tell you it is worth the extra few bucks. Going for very bold flavours, Globe's cheeseburger has a ground short rib patty for a full fat and meaty texture which is almost tartar-like. Melted on top is Maréchal cheese (almost like Swiss), along with carmelized onions and mushrooms, homemade ketchup and mustard, and placed inside a buttered and grilled freshly made bun. Incredibly executed, Globe's cheeseburger has all of the classic burger flavours but takes them to the next level. The bun has a grilled cheese like texture, the patty is tender and juicy, and there's almost no mess involved while eating. I also have to give a shout out to Globe's fries, which are thick cut and fluffy while still being nice and crispy on the outside. Thus far, Globe ranks highest on my list.
Planete Poutine: The Klassik
As the name would suggest, Planete Poutine's burger is a traditional cheeseburger in almost every sense of the word. Double A Angus beef is topped with two slices of cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoe, carmelized onions, house spicy mayo, all on a sesame bun. Nothing is too out of this world about the burger itself, it tastes just like what you'd expect a cheeseburger to taste like. I was a big fan of the spicy mayo inside the burger, which added some solid zest to the traditional cheeseburger taste. Served alongside is a standard poutine, a great side which adds to the classic burger experience.
Day 2 is done and there's still more burger adventures on the way. Let us know where you'll be eating and make sure to vote for your favourite spots at Le Burger Week's official website.
To get your free burger, head to Winneburger at Jean-Talon Market on Saturday or Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The earlier the better, though, because they're only giving out burgers while supplies last.
According to an email from Winneburger, each burger will contain a secret ingredient. But you won't find out what it is until you get there.
"The FREE burger is a burger with a secret ingredient. People who stop by [this] Food Truck will find out on the spot!" the email says.
Winneburger is located in a converted '80s RV that's been transformed into a commercial kitchen. It belongs to the folks at Nouveau Palais so — not only will your burger be free — you know it'll be damn good, too.
Free Burgers For Le Burger Week
When: Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Address: Nouveau Palais Winneburger at Jean-Talon Market - Allée Verte, 7070, ave. Henri Julien, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: When free burgers are involved, do you really need a reason?
If you dream of eating burgers every day, then Le Burger Week is probably your favourite time of year. And this year, it's going to last for two weeks — meaning more time to taste test more burgers!
This iconic burger festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is going to be "bigger than ever before," so get your appetite ready.
"From September 1st to September 14th, 2021, burger-lovers can enjoy not just one but TWO WEEKS of delicious burger goodness. This year, the beloved restaurant food festival will host an expected 1,000 restaurants across the country - making this the largest burger event ever held in Canada," a press release read. And it will, of course, be happening in our favourite city: Montreal.
Le Burger Week's goal is to support local restaurants by raising awareness through the festival, and you can help do so by trying out some of the unique burger creations.
You'll also be supporting a good cause; "This year, Burger Week will again be supporting Anorexia and Bulimia Québec (ANEB), a Quebec-based organization that aims to fight and destigmatize eating disorders and, United Way Canada, a national non-profit organization that works to raise funds and invest in improving lives in local communities!"
Stay tuned for the list of participating restaurants!
Le Burger Week
When: September 1-14, 2021
Address: Participating restaurants to be determined
Why You Need To Go: To try local restaurants' different burger creations.
You may think that Canada can be pretty lame and depressing sometimes, but the truth is that we are among 10 of the happiest countries in the world! According to National Geographic, Canada is a great place to live and it even ranks higher than Australia and the Netherlands!
National Geographic talks about how Canada has "plenty to explore" and is so "culturally diverse" which is hard to argue against. I can see why everyone must be so happy, I mean we get a taste of all four seasons and have the opportunity to see so many beautiful and natural sites.
The truth is that Canada is ranked the 6th happiest country in the world out of 10 surpassing the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Denmark but not quite happy enough to pass Finland, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Denmark.
That makes Canada basically the only other country on the list other than Australia that isn't from Europe! Obviously Canada has its ups and downs but I can honestly say that I am not that surprised about our high levels of happiness!