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YYC Burger Week: Cast Your Vote for the Best Burger in Calgary

One of the contestants in this mouth-watering competition. Photo: 80th and Ivy.

One of the contestants in this mouth-watering competition. Photo: 80th and Ivy.

It’s time to settle a question that’s near and dear to this beef-lovin’ town: who has what it takes to eliminate the competition and claim the glorious title of Best Burger in Calgary?

Sixteen local restaurants put everything on the line for YYC Burger Week, May 3 to 10 during which time each will serve a special $15 competition burger. Diners sample burgers and vote for their favourite online.

The Fine Diner's competing burger. Courtesy: The Fine Diner in Inglewood.

The Fine Diner’s entry. Courtesy: The Fine Diner in Inglewood.

Naturally, these are not run-of-the-mill burgers. Participating restaurants include Where to Dine Asian award-winner Anju Restaurant & Lounge, gourmet burger bar Loungeburger and NOtaBLE, a stylish spot well known for its contemporary Canadian cuisine.

The Ship & Anchor Pub is serving the Phat Duck, a prime rib burger patty served on fried chicken-liver paté topped with pulled hickory duck and loaded with sauteed scallions, mushrooms, bacon, Edam cheese and arugula. But the contest is not merely an exercise in gluttony—$1 from each burger sold will go to support local and national charities including Honens, Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids Society, ConnecTeen Distress Centre, Kids Cancer Care and others.

To sample the burgers, visit participating establishments from May 3 to 10 and order their YYC Burger Week special. Once you’ve tried one or all of them, visit yycburgerweek.com to cast your vote online.

– Rachael Frey

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