It's a burger lover's dream come true.
An entire week, dedicated to finding the best burger in Calgary, with dishes created to impress.
Calgary burger week puts 16 restaurants across the city to the test. Running from May 3-10, the initiative lets food enthusiasts vote online for their favourite burger, after sampling the selection across town.
Organizer Sabahat Naureen says she noticed other cities in Canada hosting burger weeks and decided to bring it to Calgary.
"We've got a lot of positive response," says Naureen.
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NOtaBLE - The Restaurant
Feature burger: Alberta beef, roasted onion mayo, oka cheese, truffle mushroom duxelle, artisan bacon, house made sesame bun.
Ship & Anchor Pub
Feature burger: "Phat Duck Burger" Prime rib burger over fried chicken liver paté & topped with pulled hickory duck, loaded with sauteed scallions, mushrooms, bacon, edam cheese & arugula served with 3 onion rings & choice of side (recommended with our peking duck pho soup.)
Feature burger: "The Dirty Burger" A mixture of brisket and short rib, house-made beer cheese (made from Sylvan Star Gouda), house-cured bacon, veal sweetbreads and a foie gras emulsion. A roasted tomato jam and pickled cucumbers offset the richness of the other ingredients, which are all sandwiched between a brioche bun. Photo caption: Mmmmmm brioche! #market #marketrestaurant @MARKET_Calgary #brioche #pastrychef
The Fine Diner in Inglewood
Feature burger: "Texan Diner Burger" made with a 6oz, home made CAB ground chuck beef patty, chili lime aioli, jalapenos, house cured bacon, cheddar cheese, avocados, crispy nacho slivers and a tomato. Served on a brioche bun. Photo caption: Our entry in @YYCBurgerWeek ? Or just a cool feature burger? I know I'm excited either way!
Anju Restaurant and Lounge
Feature burger: "BiBim-Burger" brant lake waygu patty with Korean marinade, mixed gochujang veggies, fried free range egg, toasted sesame seed bun with/ kimchi butter. Photo caption: Chicken and paffles @AnjuRestaurant k-town hooks up with south central... pic.twitter.com/iVpjusJr9Y
Roosevelt Food & Drink
Feature burger: "Big Ass Burger" Brisket patty and is topped with sliced brisket and beer-battered onion rings.
Feature burger: Stuffed burger using pulled pork, caramelized onions, cheddar and Granny Smith apple.
Murdoch's Bar & Grill
1935 37 St SW Calgary, AB T3E 3A4 (403) 242-7474
2308 4 St SW Calgary, AB T2S 1W9 (403) 453-0330
Suite 270-1331 Macleod Trail S Calgary, AB T2G 0K3 (403) 250-2747
Pig & Duke
1312 12th Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P8 (403) 245-8487
628 8th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G7 (587) 353-3474
Dairy Lane Café
319 19 St NW Calgary, AB T2N 2J2 (403) 283-2497
Black Betty Burger & Winebar
606 1 St SW Calgary, AB T2P 1M6 (403) 265-4230
80th & Ivy
1127 17th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0B6 (403) 452-6905
1410 World Bier Haus
1410 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 0C3 (403) 229-1410
All the featured burgers have been created especially for the event and a wrap-up party is being planned to announce the final winners after the week.
Restaurants participating include Loungeburger, Dairy Lane Cafe and the Ship & Anchor Pub.
A dollar from every participating burger sold also goes to a local charity.
Will you be participating in Calgary's burger week? Tell us on Twitter at Huffington Post Alberta or in the comments below.
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