Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Episode 81: Brasserie T! (Part Two)

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Episode 81: Brasserie T! (Part Two) [17:24]
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In today's episode our heroes; Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Rick 'E Coli' Edelstein discuss in detail the burgers at Brasserie T! and then order desert while trying to figure out if there is anything they don't do well at Brasserie T!

The view from the bar at Brasserie T!


The Burger at Brasserie T!

Brasserie T! is located at 1425 Jeanne Mance, they are open seven days a week from 11:30 in the morning. Their website is brasserie-t.com. And their phone number is (514) 282-0808.

One Bite

Coffee and Cake for Desert


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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Firesign Theatre meets the film Tom Jones at Le Chien Fumant. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Kool and the Gang for the music, AJ Cornell for the voices you hear in your head and YOU for listening.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Burger Photo Contest Winners

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Last week PhotoShelter announced the winners of their Burger Photo Contest. Check out the winners below (and by the way, congrats to all as well).

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Jebediah and the Cheeseburger

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Chapter One, Chapter Two and Chapter Three. I'll let you know when I come across new chapters...

Gourmet Burger makes it onto Être en ligne

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As the headline says, Gourmet Burger meet Être en ligne. It's also on the Montreal Burger Report's list, but we haven't made it there, yet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy (belated) Birthday to Burger Conquest

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I missed it the first time around, but thankfully on the internet everything is always available so I was able to play catch up.

Congrats to Burger Conquest on their anniversary. In comparison to Rev's "294 Burgers eaten." I've only done 32 (in 16 restaurants) but there have been 4,920 downloads of the Montreal Burger Report as of last week.

Liquid Lunch

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via

The Cheeseburger

I'm just going to have to try a crustless cocktail.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Montreal Burger Report Episode 80: Brasserie T! (Part One)

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Episode 80: Brasserie T! (Part One) [15:30]
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In today's episode our heroes find themselves smack dab in the middle of the Quartier des Spectacles where, with some apprehension, they enter into Brasserie T!

The view of Brasserie T! from the Quartier des Spectacles

The View from Inside Brasserie T!

Brasserie T! is located at 1425 Jeanne Mance, they are open seven days a week from 11:30 in the morning. Their website is brasserie-t.com. And their phone number is (514) 282-0808.

The Cheeseburger at Brasserie T! (notice the rare spot)


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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Firesign Theatre meets the film Tom Jones at Le Chien Fumant. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Kool and the Gang for the music, AJ Cornell for the voices you hear in your head and YOU for listening. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How long until the trend hits Quebec?

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Since pretty much forever, The Meers Store in Oklahoma has been serving hamburgers made from cattle raised (and I presume butchered) on their own ranch. Now I hear of this place, called Farm Burger in Georgia that is doing the same thing.

Right now there are five new hamburger joints that have opened up, or are opening up in Montreal. And that number seems to only get larger as more time passes. So how long until some entrepreneur decides to combine ranch and restaurant here?

Personally, it can't happen soon enough.

Cheeseburger Art

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Red Robin etch a sketch By Princess Etch a Sketch

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Episode 79: Smart Burger (Part Four)

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Episode 79: Smart Burger (Part Four) [19:59]
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In today's episode our heroes continue listening to Stan Lekakis explain the ideas and concepts behind Smart Burger. The discussion returns to the nature of the beef. Stan leaves, and our heroes return to the matter at hand, eating hamburgers. And what about the bathrooms?

The Butcher and the Cold Room at Smart Burger
The Broiler and Staff at Smart Burger

Smart Burger is located at 2159 boulevard Cure-Labelle in Laval, their phone number is (450) 687-7627, their website is smartburger.ca and they are open seven days a week from 11 o'clock in the morning to 10 o'clock at night, 11 o'clock Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

A partially consumed Veggie Burger at Smart Burger
A Cheeseburger from Smart Burger

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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Firesign Theatre meets the film Tom Jones at Le Chien Fumant. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Frank Zappa and The Moldy Peaches for the music, Jessica Grosman for the voices you hear in your head and YOU for listening.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

L'Épicerie on Fast Food hamburgers

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L'épicerie - Hamburger
envoyé par radio-canada. - Plus de trucs et astuces en vidéo.

L'Épicerie wastes a lot of money and time telling you what I can tell you way quicker and cheaper. The bigger, fancier and more expensive hamburgers at fast food restaurants have more calories, fat and salt than the regular ones, and don't taste all that better.

And why would they think that a nutritionist and the guy who wants to immerse you in the lost era of New France would be knowledgeable in hamburgers?

Fast Food Fred Jr.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Upscale Burgers in LA and Montreal

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Over at the Zagat Blog they enumerated on some expensive burgers in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Which got me thinking about not cheap burgers here in Montreal.
And I'm certain I missed a bunch as well.

That ain't no hamburger...

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Recette Hamburger "Le DUDE" from Capitaine KIRK on Vimeo.

Chronique LCM "En forme après 40 ans" du 14/09/10
En hommage à l'immense cool attitude de Big " The Dude" Lebowski ;-)


There are so many things wrong with this that it is almost like Siamese twin pigs with wings - you can't help but watch. And on top of it, I love seeing Quebecois tributes to American culture. They miss spectacularly, but in such a way that you have to smile.

Initially done for En forme après 40 ans back in September, it needs to be seen by more people.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Consumer Reports on the difference in the US between Ground Beef, Hamburger and Beef patties

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It is explained rather succinctly right here. One of the main reasons why I try to only eat ground beef that has been ground the same day as I eat it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pee Wee Herman likes Hamburgers with Holes in them, for a price...

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A nice video...


4food Promo from Adam Lukas on Vimeo.

about this new fast food restaurant that I originally saw here, is all about the power of Pee-Wee Herman as a corporate shill.

Canada Steak Burger in San Diego; color me confused

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Apparently in San Diego there is a restaurant called the Canada Steak Burger. And not surprisingly their burgers are very good.

I think the closest we'll get to something like that here is Brother's Restaurant in Vancouver, as San Diego was named after a Franciscan monk, and at Brother's Restaurant the waiters are all dressed as Franciscan monks.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Episode 78: Smart Burger (Part Three)

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Episode 78: Smart Burger (Part Three) [16:03]
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In today's episode our heroes meet a very special guest. Stan Lekakis is one of the owners of Smart Burger, listen in as he explains in detail the concept, idea and how Smart Burger came to be. And if you listen closely you can hear E Coli change his mind, more than once.

The bills for the cheeseburgers

Want to become a preferred guest? On the flip side they ask for your comments

Smart Burger is located at 2159 boulevard Cure-Labelle in Laval, their phone number is (450) 687-7627, their website is smartburger.ca and they are open seven days a week from 11 o'clock in the morning to 10 o'clock at night, 11 o'clock Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The bill for the veggie burger


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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Firesign Theatre meets the film Tom Jones at Le Chien Fumant. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at http://montrealburgers.blogspot.com and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is MontrealBurgers@Gmail.com.

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Frank Zappa and The Moldy Peaches for the music, Jessica Grosman for the voices you hear in your head and YOU for listening.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ricardo & Ethné de Vienne make some hamburgers

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And go about bass ackwards. First, since I can't embed the video from Tou.tv, you gotta click here to see it (assuming you want to see it...).

Second, I've met Ethné and she is very nice person, so no one should think that this is personal.

But, ground beef for hamburgers should only be seasoned on the exterior before cooking. And ground beef for hamburgers should never be manipulated with your hands. (see #8: Don't futz with your meat)

Ricardo adds ginger, garlic and an egg (one quick clue that something is not quite right with the burgers when you add an egg) at 10:39 of the video, adds his salt at 12:21 and the spices at 12:35 and then manipulates the whole concoction for 99 seconds! (From 14:24 to 16:03).

I have no idea how the burgers they cooked tasted, but I presume that with the ginger, garlic, egg and spices that it wasn't too beefy, and I would also venture a guess that the texture was much closer to meatloaf than a hamburger. So I figure that they might want to rename the recipe Meatloaf berbéré/berbère d'Ethné de Vienne.

In Toronto they do things like this

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The Eye Weekly must really be hurting for content, they wrote some sort of comparison between a Double Down and a Bymark Burger.

Personally, I'd suggest a more apt comparison would be the Burger Melt.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Burger de Ville in the Mirror

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A while back (I've been busy doing other stuff) Bartek Komorowski from The Montreal Mirror went and reviewed Burger de Ville. And if you are truly interested I agree with most of what he writes

Max Burgers and Carbon Trading

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Apparently in Sweden there is the chain of restaurants called Max Hamburger Restaurants who have started to offset their carbon footprint by planting trees in Africa in order to make people feel better about eating their Swedish Hamburgers.

We should invite Max’s Director of Sustainability, Pär Larshans over here to visit Smart Burger (and while I'm at it, what is it about the colors Orange and Green and sustainability?)