Le Burger Week is back at it again, this time for two full weeks! Participating Exchange District restaurants really went for it this year, blessing us with a dozen mouth watering entries, including the neighbourhood’s newest restaurant Smokin Aces, making its big burger week debut with the “No Messin’ About Burger” (pictured above). The second week coincides with Love the Exchange, a week-long celebration of everything there is to love about Winnipeg’s “Original Downtown.” Grab some burgers, enjoy live music, outdoor games and patio parties, and #LoveTheExchange!
Amsterdam Tea Room
1/4lb Angus Chuck Patty, Indonesian Spiced Tomato Suace, Purple Cabbage, Green Onions, Crispy Onions, Gunn’s Onion Bun.
Bailey’s Guinness Pub House Burger
Two delicious Chuck Beef patties with Guinness BBQ Sauce, Fried String Onion, Sliced Button mushrooms and Jalapenos. Served on a white sesame bun with Chipotle mayo, Jalapeno Jack & Cheddar Cheese, Garnished with a breaded dill pickle.
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ
The X-Tudo Carnaval
A choice of specialty made chuck and beef patty or fried chicken breast, cooked to perfection, and topped with mozzarella cheese and chorizo “bacon” strips. This beauty also features house-made pineapple jam and blue cheese avocado aioli with a corn and egg frittata, caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes and mixed greens, all on a gourmet onion pretzel bun. It’s X-Tudo in every way!
Chosabi Asian Eatery
The Local Hero
Manitoba Pickerel patty topped with crab meat, wasabi tartar sauce, sweet soya, Japanese pickled radish, and mixed greens, on a roasted sushi rice bun.
Cibo Waterfront Cafe
The G.O.A.T (Gruyere, Onion, Aioli, Tarragon). Two smashed brisket & chuck patties | Red wine & beef demi onions | Charred leak aioli | Gruyere & Emmental cheeses | Toasted herb & garlic bread crumbs | Tarragon slaw.
2 Weeks is 2 Long!
The Lil’ Chz Burger with house ground grass fed beef, fried onions, crispy onions, cheddar, Clementine’s classified aioli, served on a garlic butter milk bun.
King + Bannatyne
The King Queso
House-made brisket + chuck patty topped with King + Bannatyne’s very-own braised beef, creamy queso cheese sauce, apple cider caramelized onions, sweet + spicy jalapeño relish and King + Bann salsa verde burger sauce and La Cocina taco crumble.
King’s Head Pub and Eatery
Double Beef Banger
7 oz. ground angus chuck patty, butterfly beef bangers, Iceberg lettuce, sauteed onions, spicy mustard, cheddar cheese served with a side of cream peppercorn gravy on a Pretzel Bun.
Bossa Nova Baby
Inspired by the King himself, Elvis Presley. This spicy little number will get your taste buds dancing. Certified Angus beef smash patty, house smoked bacon banana chutney, spicy peanut satay sauce, mayonnaise, crushed roasted peanuts and crisp ice burg lettuce on a toasted seedy milk bun.
Saddlery on Market
Whether you’ve overindulged the night before or not, this burger will cure what ails you and satisfy. 1/2 lb ground chuck, house aioli, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, home fries, no bean chili, cheese sauce and a sunny side up egg on a pretzel bun. We dare ya!
Shawarma Khan’s reputable beef & lamb patty topped with mature cheddar cheese. Its signature garlic sauce with a curry twist accompanies, caramelized onions, middle eastern slaw, pickled turnips and hummus. All between a potato scallion bun. Served with a side of chips and dip. *Meat burger can be substituted for a falafel burger. Burger can be made vegan and vegetarian.
No Messin’ About Burger
Double chuck beef patties, double American cheese slices, freshly sliced crunchy lettuce, sliced onions, sautéed onions and a hearty dollop of smokin mac sauce on each side of a toasted home baked LE BURGER WEEK BUN. Vegetarian option available.
All images and descriptions courtesy of Charcoal Collaborative, organizer of Le Burger Week Winnipeg