YYC Burger Week: Meet Calgary's Bacon-Suit Wearing Unofficial Judge

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Calgary's burger battle has a bacon-suit wearing unofficial judge. (Trevor Gibbons) | Trevor Gibbons

While the love for bacon might be reason enough to wear a bacon suit, Trevor Gibbons decided to participate in Calgary's burger week wearing one.

"My friends always ask me where the best burger is," says Gibbons, so he declared himself an unofficial judge and ate every participating burger in the challenge.

Calgary's burger week is a culinary battle between 16 restaurants, all looking to win the title of Calgary's best burger. Each restaurant has partnered with a charity and a dollar from every burger sold is donated to it.

Gibbons has tried almost half the burgers in the bacon suit and when he's at work opts for "meat socks," to represent his love for hamburgers.

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"There is such a thing as meat sweats," he says about his week-long endeavour. "It's not a rumour."

Gibbons has eaten many burgers at the participating restaurants and occasionally gets them delivered to work. Still quiet about his favourite burger, he wanted to wait until he's tried them all to be fair, he says.

"They've all been phenomenal so far," he says, "Some restaurants I never thought of have a spectacular burger."

While he initially joked about taking "before" and "after" photos after eating so many burgers, he says eating those made with top quality meats and often with fresh ingredients has actually meant eating better.

Calgary burger week ran from May 3-10. Burger lovers can vote for their favourite burger online to crown Calgary's best burger.

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