Hey Canada — well, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Gatineau, Winnipeg and Ottawa to be exact — Le Burger Week 2014 is here, and oh boy, it's a meaty feast.
For a third year in a row, selected Canadian cities will have a chance to celebrate all things burgers and buns from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7 as their hometowns offer up some over-the-top takes on the classic burger. This year, 180 burgers will be up for grabs across the country at local favourites and newly opened restos.
"This year we are letting the chefs go all out which means we didn't set any price limits for them," says Burger Week co-founder Na'eem Adam. "They can do what they believe represents them the most. Burgers range from $5 to $20 this year."
If your city didn't experience the best patio weather or you didn't get a chance to barbecue some homemade burgers yourself this summer, Burger Week lets you eat locally, try new ingredients and vote for your top burger. And although the burgers listed below look like a carnivore's dreamland, Adam ensures us there will be plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans as well.
So what can you expect? Tons of eggs on burgers, classic fried toppings like pickles and tomatoes, and patties made from everything from lamb to steak to beef.
Here is a selection of 18 burgers that will be participating in this year's festivities. Which ones do you want to try?