If you aren’t aware of YYC Burger Week (yycburgerweek.com) yet, you sure should be pilgrim! Until May 10 (THAT’S FRIDAY!), several of Calgary’s best burger establishments have created signature burgers in order to donate $1 from the sale of each of those burgers to a good cause.
Included on that list, is Lounge Burger on Macleod Trail, a place I’d never been before and was looking forward to checking out. Lounge Burger is large and in charge but still allows for quiet conversation. There were televisions everywhere so while I was enjoying my dinner I could also keep an eye on the NHL playoffs (WIN!).
I ordered the Burger Week special (left) while Gaby went with the Tuscan Chicken (right). We also ordered a side of waffle fries ($3) to share, excellent foresight as our burgers were HUGE!
The Burger Week special was a AAA beef patty, caramelized onions, an onion ring, cheeses and sauce ($12). The bun was a beautiful thing all puffy and fresh and the perfect size to encase all the ingredients.
The onion ring really was the star of my burger, the salty batter and sweet onion coupled with the caramelized onions made for some major texture love (though I suggest you bring gum … or a mint). The patty itself was a biggun’ and if I could make one change to the dish at all, it would be to jazz up the patty’s flavour a bit.
Gaby said her Tuscan Chicken, complete with bruschetta, frizzled onions, lettuce, Swiss and a basil aioli ($14) was tasty, filling and good bang for your buck, her only suggestion being the chicken was just a bit dry for her liking.
*Check out the YYC Burger Week website to vote for your favourite burger and learn more about participating restaurants and charities.