YYC Burger Week rocks cowtown!
Summer has finally arrived in Calgary and I’ve already taken my first vacation! Where did I go? I went to burger heaven! Yes, my friends, this mystical land does indeed exist and it’s located at the wonderful establishment known as Loungeburger, right here in Calgary!
I had the great pleasure of paying my first ever visit to Loungeburger last week during YYC Burger Week. Established by local gal, Sabahat Naureen, who was inspired by Montreal’s annual burger week, YYC Burger Week was a fun and delicious way to support local Calgary charities while also indulging in yummy Alberta beef!
Between May 3 – 10, 2013, 16 Calgary restaurants participated, by serving up their own feature burgers for $15. A portion of each burger purchased went to support one of eight Calgary charities. YYC foodies were able to vote for their fav burgers and the champion burger will be announced on Tuesday evening.
Eager to do my part, I sampled burgers at different restaurants and last Friday, I was treated to the grand finale of all finales, with a sensational burger from Loungeburger. This outstanding piece of art ravishingly outshone all other burgers that I’ve ever enjoyed!
Consisting of AAA beef, caramelized onions, an onion ring, cheese and Loungeburger’s specialty LB sauce, this heavenly delight stunned me with its savoury flavour and deeply satisfying texture. The flavourful burger patty was crispy and cooked just right – nice and hot, but not overdone. The sweet caramelized onions wonderfully balanced out the savory flavour of the beef patty while the giant onion ring in the middle of the burger added a nice, crispy texture. Lastly, the tantalizing LB sauce completely captivated me and stunningly forced me to surrender to its zesty taste, thereby shooting me straight up over the moon and stars, to burger heaven!
The party was made merrier by Loungeburger’s tantalizing sweet potato fries, which nicely complemented my burger. In addition, my server, Shardey, was a true delight. Her warm energy and friendly personality was wonderful! It was my pleasure to visit Loungeburger, aka burger heaven, and I can’t wait for my next visit. Best of all, I didn’t even need to use any of my vacation days to visit burger heaven! See you up there soon?
Proceeds from YYC Burger Week went to the following charities:
- Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary
- Brown Bagging it for Kids
- ConnecTeen – Distress Centre
- Cystic Fibrosis Canada
- Kids Cancer Care
- Made By Momma
Stay connected @YYCBurgerWeek or www.yycburgerweek.com, to find out which burger is crowned the winning YYC Burger Week champion. The winner will be announced at the YYC Burger Week wrap up party on the evening of Tuesday, May 14th, 2013.