Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Season Three Begins with a BANG!

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In which the Montreal Burger Report moves to all-video all-the-time!!

Last week, Thursday May 12, 2011 to be exact, went uptown to Balkan Foods, 7333 Saint Hubert in Montreal for lunch. Ryk 'E. Coli" Edelstein had a ćevapi (10 pieces) and Chris 'Zeke' Hand had a pljeskavica (despite not being able to pronounce it).



There are some obvious faults, and I can only hope that I get better at filming as we go along. If anyone has any tips, hints or suggestions, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Joshua Fiddler Interview (Part 2/2)

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Back on May 10, Moishe's Steakhouse had a launch for their 3 Hours to Midnight menu (which includes a burger) and introduced their new chef Joshua Fiddler. We took advantage of the situation to interview Mr. Fiddler, along with Bartek Komorowski from Culinary Propaganda and Fast Food Fred. We talked to the new chef at Moishe's about the changes to their menu, some of the difficulties he had, and, obviously, their hamburger.



Part One is of the Joshua Fiddler interview is here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Joshua Fiddler Interview (Part 1/2)

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Back on May 10, Moishe's Steakhouse had a launch for their 3 Hours to Midnight menu (which includes a burger) and introduced their new chef Joshua Fiddler. We took advantage of the situation to interview Mr. Fiddler, along with Bartek Komorowski from Culinary Propaganda and Fast Food Fred. We talked to the new chef at Moishe's about the changes to their menu, some of the difficulties he had, and, obviously, their hamburger.



Part Two of the interview with Joshua Fiddler is here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Leonard Lighter Interview

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Big changes happening here at the Montreal Burger Report... We proudly present you (da-da-dah!) Video. From now on everything is going to be video (keep your fingers crossed for us, please and thanks).

Back on May 10, Moishe's Steakhouse had a launch for their 3 Hours to Midnight menu (which includes a burger) and introduced their new chef Joshua Fiddler. We took advantage of the situation to interview Lenny Lighter, co-owner of Moishe's about the recent renovations, changes to their menu and their hamburger.



There will be some more changes in the coming weeks as well, so keep your eyes peeled, and if you have any suggestions or ideas, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Watch Mojo does McDonald's

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In anticipation of the Montreal Burger Report going all-video all the time (big changes in store) we present Watch Mojo's Version of a Big Mac Burger...



We're only doing this because the folk at WatchMojo.com are nice people who work up the block from us. And you always want to be nice to neighbors. Because there are a bunch of things wrong with their recipe, and we're not certain why anyone would want to recreate a Big Mac.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Josh Ozersky on the past, the present and the future

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As part of Eater's Burger week (and happy National Burger Month to everyone) they got him to write about the past, the present and the future of the burger. Personally I think he gets it 100% wrong when he attributes the burger's invention to White Castle. A) White Castle makes 'sliders' not hamburgers. B) The Louis' Lunch story makes much more sense to me. and C) I'm an East-coast sort of guy.

I'm also not so certain I agree with him about the 'modern burger era' starting with the db Burger - but I'm going to have to do some more research before I become certain. And then finally his obsession with the squishy white bun has got to go!

800 million pounds

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A) The amount of beef McDonald's used in 2009 in the United States.
B) The amount of phthalates manufactured worldwide in 2004.
C) $1,266,932,088,278.57.

Bobby's Burger Palace, Flip Burger, Shake Shack and Umami Burger.

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More from Eater's Burger Week, this time on "up and coming" burger chains; Bobby's Burger Palace, Flip Burger, Shake Shack and Umami Burger. Still nothing on Dic Ann's, Smart Burger, m:brgr, Burger de Ville, Buns Hamburger House, Frites Alors or any of the other up and coming burger chains here in Montreal.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Burger and wine pairings

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Once again, shamelessly lifting from Eater's National Burger Week (by the way happy National Burger Month everyone...) they decide to ask some folk what would be a good adult beverage to accompany some very specific burgers. I might just have to 'borrow' that idea in the future...

In the meantime:
At Longman & Eagle in Chicago, Jim McCann suggests either a "dry but fruit forward" Sicilian white wine, a slightly bitter pale ale or a "wheated bourbon... on the sweet side." - Wouldn't you be looking for the same qualities in a beverage instead of completely different flavors?

At the Heirloom Café in San Francisco, Matt Straus suggests an $85 half bottle of vin jaune or a $120 American Cabernet Sauvignon to go with a $12 burger. - If the burger was $30, perhaps. But you have to be kidding. And on top of it a vin jaune and a burger is like pedal powered Lamborghini aka a joke.

Over at Father's Office in Los Angeles Sang Yoon suggests a wine that has a "bloody, iron ore like character" or a beer that has a "tannic hop finish, [and a...] slick caramel like maltiness." to go with a hamburger that has both blue cheese and Gruyere. Again, why would you suggest two completely different flavor profiles for your beverages? And with a good blue cheese on a burger, I would suggest water. There are just going to be too many extremely strong flavors happening for a beverage to compete.

At Burger & Barrel in New York Natalie Tapken recommends a wine with "tobacco and herbaceous qualities... crushed floral and cherry notes." A beer that is "quite complex" with "malt and strawberry qualities [that] compliment the bitter backbone to the beer." Or a cocktail with Gin, Aperol, Lemon, Grapefruit and Sparkling Wine because it is "refreshing." To her credit they are to be paired with a lamb burger. All my previous comments apply here as well.

Le Must publishes an advertisement for Gourmet Burger

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Andrea Doucet Donida writes breathlessly and enticingly about how scrumptious and delicious Georges Najjar's hamburgers are.

Over at Eater they make a slide show of Every Burger Special Ever From Bob's Burgers

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I spent a little bit of time trying to get the slide show to work here, but was unsuccessful. So click here to go see Every Burger Special Ever From Bob's Burgers.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Nice Parodies

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The Epic Meal Time - Kids Edition


And The Veggie Burger - Epic Veggie Meal Time


And thanks to Mr. Lew for pointing out the kids.

Coming soon to a corner near you

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More from Burger Week at Eater. This time on "up and coming burger chains." A) They need to get a better person to do their graphics. On this map, they got it ALL wrong.


All the logos should be moved one place clockwise. Elevation Burger is form Arlington, Virginia (on the east coast of the United States), Mooyah is from Texas (a 6 o'clock on this map) and Smashburger is from Denver (pretty much where the Elevation logo is). And apparently Smashburger has plans in place for Canada (how would you translate Smashburger into French?)

B) Somehow they manage to overlook Dic Ann's, Smart Burger, m:brgr, Burger de Ville, Buns Hamburger House, Frites Alors or any of the other up and coming burger chains here in Montreal?

Beef Blend Discussion

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Since it has been Burger Week over at Eater, I took the easy way out and decided to wait till the week was over before cherry-picking the good stuff. Yesterday they interviewed Pat LaFrieda and Mark Pastore from LaFrieda Meat Purveyors about grinding beef. Very entertaining.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Marie-Claude Lortie and I obviously hang in different circles...

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She talks about how Le Filet has been the new restaurant that's been getting the most "buzz." I would, politely, beg to differ. From my perspective it has been iBurger.

Le Filet:
Hour review - March 10, 2011
Montreal Gazette review - April 23, 2011
La Presse review - April 25, 2011
On Facebook, 34 likes and 90 Check-ins.
Twitter hash-tags, 0
FourSquare - 48 people/56 check-ins
Urbanspoon: 39 votes
Blog posts (in no particular order):
Will Travel For Food, Montreal for Insiders, global38-news, Roasted, Robert Barakett, Popcorn Plays, Alors on Mange, Les chroniques gastronomiques, and Bread and Molasses. (9)

iBurger:
Montreal Gazette review - April 1, 2011
La Presse review - March 21, 2011
On Facebook, 880 Likes
Twitter hash-tags, 2 in the past 24 hours. (And more without a hashtag)
FourSquare - 136 people/214 check-ins
Urbanspoon
: 19 votes (!)
Blog posts (in no particular order):
Blog Marketing Web 2.0 et Tech, Grad Life, 5One4, Society for Environmental Graphic Design, Tourism Montreal, Technosterone, ahoodie, Digital Signage in Canada, Montreal.TV, and Dishcrawl. (10)

But no matter how much "buzz" there is, the food is infinitely better at Le Filet.

Apparently there is no Turkish - Canadian Crossover

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I wonder how much a Turkish Lira is worth in Monopoly dollars...

It's about what they are worth

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

And Everything Burger gets into Prints

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Title pretty much says it all. But in case you need it spelled out, Everything Burger (the fine folk responsible for one of the burger movie posters I posted about last week) has decided to take the plunge and sell some prints over at this website called Society6. They currently have a selection of three, and personally, I quite like the "Obey Burger." But $48 is a little bit out of my price range. And unfortunately I don't have an iPhone or else I would have shelled out the $15 for a skin.

Since we're playing catch-up

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Some of the better posts from Eater's Burger Week:
In-N-Out vs Five Guys: The Big Chains' Bi-Coastal Burger Battle (basically a re-write of this article).
Breaking Down Five Guys Burgers And Fries By The Numbers (note to self: Talk to Wayne & Caleb once the McGill St. location has opened to see how it compares to DC)
Slutburgers Gone Wild! Carl's Jr. Ads Through The Years (self explanatory).

Eater does a Burger Week, too!

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And gets into it good. They aren't one of my regular reads (which is why I am two days late on this one) but Eater (basically a bunch of food blogs based around various cities in the US) has decided to jump the gun on National Burger Month, and do something called Eater Burger Week.

And as you might expect from such a large and mainstream publication, they don't shy away from what you might call things excessive. With one of their first offerings being The Ron Swanson Turkey Burger.

Backstory: There's a TV show called Parks and Recreation. It has a character named Ron Swanson who likes meat. He mentions in passing the idea of a fried turkey leg inside a grilled hamburger. Someone from Texas, who just happens to write for Eater, Paula Forbes, decides to make one, and documents the process.

Heck, I betcha dollars to doughnuts they out do Epic Meal Time before the week is done.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

NOW goes weak in the knees for The Burger's Priest

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Steven Davey, over in the good city of Toronto-the-Good, gets his bosses to pay for some hamburgers at The Burger's Priest. Apparently he likes them, a lot. We first heard about the Burger's Priest from the fine folk at the Great Toronto Burger Chase (who by the way are now up to Part Five!)

OK, how about we just declare this past week Burger Days' week?

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I was particularly enamored of their road trip through Connecticut. Louis' Lunch, Ted's Restaurant and then Shady Glen all in one weekend.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jason from Shut Up and Eat on Burger de Ville

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A very nice post, despite misspelling cheeseburger.

A McDonald's Hamburger Submerged

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Any biochemists out there? Rhonda Thomas' daughter stuck a McDonald's hamburger underwater as part of her science project. Rhonda Thomas then went and videotaped it.



Now, the last time I actually tried to learn chemistry was way back in the last century, so I'm no expert. So I won't even venture a guess as to what's happening. Mostly, I just want to know what it tastes like? Perhaps something like this?

Julien vs. Food. Food Wins

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Sorry about the spoiler.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Burger Days whimps out! Decides to celebrate National Burger Week instead of National Burger Month

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We're fast approaching National Burger Month (11 days and counting), but someone over at Burger Days decided that they needed to go on a diet. So they slimmed down National Burger Month to National Burger Week.

C'mon guys! That is so 1992!! A week has seven days, May has 31. Seven burgers in seven days is even easier than falling out of bed. 31 burgers in 31 days is a better challenge. But the best would be 93 burgers in 31 days. Just like the song says, burgers for breakfast, burgers for lunch and burgers for dinner. For the entire month of May.



(unless of course they plan on eating their namesake burger exclusively, in which case we can cut them some slack)

Jukebox Burgers and Macaroni and Cheese?!?!

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Everybody's favorite manifestation of excess, Epic Meal Time went to Jukebox Burgers two weeks ago to film parts of an episode (and as an aside, I wonder how much they got paid?) on Macaroni and Cheese.

I don't quite understand, the restaurant is not called Jukebox Macaroni and Cheese. And I would also imagine that Kraft has slightly deeper pockets...

Unless of course I'm supposed to read between the lines, and not order a burger at Jukebox Burgers. maybe I should just take them off the Montreal Burger Report's Map entirely.

More Twitter Burger Goodness in two flavors

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Last week I mentioned some Canadian Burger Joints that used Twitter. Well since then, I got my act organized and took it on the road. We now have two Twitter Lists. One for Out-of-Town Burgers and one for Local Burgers.

Again, feel free to let me know if I missed any.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Burger Days ups the ante

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While I don't quite agree 100% with them because a "brgr" is not the same as a "burger" (just ask Vanna White, who I think would be the better interviewer as well). But nonetheless, even without the vowels, getting a burger named after you is a pretty impressive feat.

Hmmm... The Montreal Burger Report Burger? Naw, doesn't quite trip off the tongue gracefully. The MBR. That's what it should be called. and none of this namby-pamby applewood smoked bacon, pepper jack, or Sweet Pete BBQ for us. A combo of oxtail and chuck. A little bit of Comtomme, a slice of a half-sour and either the roll used by Nouveau Palais or Brasserie T!

Tornado Burger

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Headline says it all. Thankfully no one was hurt in Jackson, MS.

The Victoria Burger Blog Does Lunchbox Laboratory

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The Smoker at Lunchbox Laboratory By wesleyrosenblum (notice the Vaseline on the lense, just like a sortcore porn movie...)

Or maybe that should read The Lunchbox Laboratory does The Victoria Burger Blog. I'm not certain if his description of the experience can be consider safe for work, especially if you are working south of the border. But it is both a concupiscent and hilarious description of what apparently was a long time obsession.

Truffle Love at Lunchbox Laboratory By poopoorama

Personally, I hope dk, stayed in Seattle long enough to be able to eat at least a second hamburger. Perhaps the Tear Jerker or Truffle Love, depending on if he felt it was going to turn into a true long distance relationship or if it was merely a holiday fling.

The tear Jerker at Lunchbox Laboratory By february 22

Monday, April 18, 2011

Alexandra Gill doesn't know what makes a burger tender

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On Friday Alexandra Gill wrote a puff piece about some fancy hamburgers you can eat in Vancouver (and she even dissed Montreal in the process!).

But the line that caught my eye was "The 6.5-oz patty is 50 per cent wagyu from Washington and 50 per cent Angus beef. Perhaps it’s the blend that makes it so tender. Or maybe it’s the fact the meat is delivered fresh, not frozen. Or it could be the smoky licks of char-grill fire."

Ms. Gill; Both Angus and Wagyu refer to the type of cow, not the cut of meat. In both Angus and Wagyu. If you make a top round steak hamburger from either animal the resulting burger will be tougher than a hamburger made from tenderloin (why do you think it is called tenderloin?) or top blade.

Given that the burger she is describing costs $21. It darn well better be fresh meat, not frozen. However if the meat was frozen and then defrosted prior to cooking it will in fact be more tender than fresh meat. Similar to the aging process, freezing meat causes ice crystals which puncture cell walls which breaks down muscle fibers which in turn makes meat more tender.

And finally, while "smoky licks of char-grill fire" might be her attempt at inserting something vaguely poetic into her puff-piece the method of cooking (what the heck are "smoky licks" anyways?) doesn't effect the tenderness.

In short if you want a tender burger, get it from an animal that was killed gently and kindly. Age the meat in a refrigerator for about two weeks, choose a tender cut like tenderloin or top blade. And then finally you might want to marinate the meat.

But since hamburger is made from ground beef, and grinding anything will make it more tender, I have a strong feeling that Ms. Gill was in fact confusing the tenderness of her burger with something else.

Social Eatz is a pale comparison to Picks

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I discovered Social Eatz via the very gustatorial Ozersky.tv.



And I can't believe that Angelo Sosa didn't use kimchi on one of his "Asian inspired" burgers. It's one of the better toppings offered at Picks (1407 Saint-Marc).

What's the word for having sex with food?

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Over at BrightestYoungThings they have joined forces with Burger Days to feature Burgers I'd Like to Bang, or BILB for short.

As far as I can tell, there isn't a single word that would replace Food Fetish, but trofímo̱nphilia would come close, and some people like Sitophilia.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Five Guys vs. The World

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Just in time... The Los Angeles Times covers the extremely aggressive expansion plans of Five Guys Burger & Fries in California, questioning whether they are a threat to In-N-Out Burger. And try as I might, I can't really think of any equivalent Quebec-based chain that would need to worry, seeing as how Five Guys Burger & Fries is aggressively expanding in Quebec as well.

All of this as a long winded way of having a reason to tell you that tomorrow Five Guys Burger & Fries opens in Dix30.

Details on that 50% off coupon from Groupon...

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From NPR's Planet Money with a burger spin.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

And speaking of Twitter

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Since the whole idea behind eating your hamburger in an alley is to increase the number of Twitter followers for a restaurant, I figured you might be interested in knowing about other Canadian burger places on Twitter.

In no particular order:
Fatburger Canada, The Works, Jukebox Burgers, Le Boucan, Brasserie T!, Jolifou, m:brgr, Johnny eh's!, Depanneur Le Pick-Up, lanecdote, New Palace, Bunman, nimby burger, Le Gourmet Burger, DicAnns, Lawrence, and the one, the only the inimitable Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search (if you're only going to follow one, he's the one to follow).

Who did I miss?

What is it about Alberta and eating hamburgers in an alley?

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First it was Calgary's CharCut and last Friday it was Edmonton's Hundred Kitchen and Bar. And while I'm at it, arugula and fried duck eggs? They couldn't find any Jerusalem artichokes and Shiitake Mushrooms?!?

I just pray that the concept doesn't make it this far east...

And iBurger still getting the love...

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This time from Nika Naimi over at the McGill Grad Life blog.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

If I ever make it to Quebec City

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Apparently I'm supposed to go to Chez Victor for a hamburger because some blog named Hôtel Manoir d'Auteuil writes that it is "The Best Place in Quebec for Hamburgers."

Yeah, right. They only talk about the salad and the price. Next time they should try to at least mention taste and/or flavor...

What are you doing in 18 days?

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Just a friendly reminder from some website called "News Canada" that May is National Hamburger Month. Although, personally I think it is the other National and not the one north of the 49th parallel.

More on iBurger

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I don't quite understand. Vincent Abry writes a blog all about "Marketing Web 2.0 et Tech: Technologies et Web-Marketing, Seo, Web 2.0 et Réseaux Sociaux, Gadgets Geek, Mobiles et Robots. J'offre des services Conseil de Marketing internet." But somehow, earlier this month he decided to write about iBurger. And he didn't even mention once how things tasted.

As I said, I don't get it. At all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kind of like a two-headed pig in a trainwreck

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While Bill Bryson III, uses the term "hamburger" to refer to ground beef, his video on dehydrating it, so it becomes lightweight in order to take on a canoeing trip had me riveted.



He does just about everything you can do to turn the ground beef into cardboard.

More Voting by Burger

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Last week I posted about Burger Heaven doing their polling by burgers. Well now there's video!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another Burger Movie

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Back at the beginning of the month I posted about some burger movies. Well, Nadine Denault over at Bouffe et Vie tweeted about another, White Palace

The LFPress Burger in London

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It looks like The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro not only got a hefty infusion of cash, because they are expanding like mad across Ontario, but also has a suave and savvy director of marketing.

For their London, Ontario location they got some local celebrities to name burgers, and as a consequence, one menu offering is going to be called the LFPress Burger, after the London Free Press, the local newspaper there.

You can watch an advertisement for the Works a video the London Free Press made about their burger by clicking on the link since they don't allow embedding of their videos.

Get m:brgr's $100 burger for ½ price

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I would guess that the m:brgr location in Toronto isn't doing as well as hoped, they are discounting their product by 50% through Group Buy United. In the promo fodder, I get a kick out of the line "...cocktails mixed by an in-house mixologist." It makes me very happy to know that they have a bartender on staff.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Monte Christo Burger

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And the last one for today...

All Josh Ozersky All Day

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If you haven't figured it out yet, I just discovered ozersky.tv.

Josh Ozersky makes a burger that Pat Sharpe doesn't like much

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Pat Sharpe, a writer in Texas, went to a presentation by Josh Ozersky on hamburgers last week. And for the most part, wasn't impressed.

Watch and decide for yourself.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Voting by burger

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The Royal City Record has a nice election story based around burgers. Apparently Burger Heaven, in New Westminster creates new menu items based on the leaders of the various political parties.

Personally I want to know what the results are.

... an endless banquet waxes rhapsodic about White Manna

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I wish I could write half as eloquently as AJ Kinik does.

Another American Quick Service Restaurant Chain opening in Canada makes the news

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it must have been a really really slow news day last Friday in Victoria, BC. The Times Colonist decided to publish an entire article about a restaurant that won't open until August at the earliest. And on top of it, it won't even be the first Fatburger in Canada.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sarah Musgrave goes to iBurger

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The Montreal Gazette's casual dining critic also went to iBurger and wrote about it. As you would expect her writing and opinions are slightly more cogent.

She says that iBurger is a "fair to good bet," and its burger is "very satisfying."

Burger Origami

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Last month Everything Burger, as part of their Burger 365 project made some burger origami.

Image courtesy Everything Burger

EverybodyKnows goes to iBurger

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Again, I'm playing catch up. Last month Moody Jones went to iBurger. And, it was a "decent" burger.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Christie's Carriage House Pub goes viral!!

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We start with a post from the Victoria Burger Blog. Add in a YouTube video from The Zone and you have a magic recipe for internet fame and fortune. Go Christie's Carriage House Pub, go!

Another art exhibit I missed...

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I don't what happened at the end of last year, but I missed out on another art exhibit that featured hamburgers! This one was in China, back in November. The Red Gate Gallery had a group show called 30 degrees, that featured Song Wei's Hamburger a fibre glass sculpture.

Image courtesy superfuture

Pie Dude 46 eats a hamburger

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Strangely compelling...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Not the top five burger scenes in film

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Last month Burger Junkies had a video done about what they call the top five burger scenes in film. First they need to stop screaming.



Then they need to do some research.

It's the Big Kahuna Burger scene in Pulp Fiction.

Then they missed Falling Down



Better Off Dead (bad dub alert)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

The Fast & The Furious



Pretty much all of Harold & Kumar

Mother's Day



The Pink Panther



Dumb & Dumber



Super Troopers

Half Baked



And my vote for best one... American Beauty



Although I'm probably missing something like 75 others.

Cheeseburger Art from San Francisco

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My invitation must've gotten lost in the mail. But I just found out that 1333 Minna had an exhibit called The Good, The Bad, And The Cheesy at The Cassel Goorin Gallery in December.


Lots of pictures here, here, here and here.

Three from Bicky Burger

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In the Netherlands





Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congratulations to the South St. Burger Co.

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The South St. Burger Co. just got a Special Recognition Award for Innovation in Energy from the Association of Retail Environments at GlobalShop in Las Vegas.

Johnny eh's in Peterborough goes all out on the social media

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Their website is Wordpress, they're tweeting away, and they have their own YouTube channel. But I still doubt I'll be able to make it to Peterborough.

However, they do have videos!

The Awesome Burger



The Tombstone Burger



Mouth Melter



The Armageddon Burger

Let's talk in 2016

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Andy O'Brien touted The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro in the Ottawa Citizen back on St. Patrick's day (I know, I'm a little bit slow here, sorry).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Burgerville’s Chief Cultural Officer

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I'm not certain I would be able to keep a straight face if I had to hand out business cards that read "Chief Cultural Officer."



Although judging by Burgerville's PR fluff they should talk to the guys from Smart Burger.

Rick and Carolyn's Burgers and Fries

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For the next time you (or I) am in Abilene, Texas (personally, I'd go the the Buffalo Gap location).

Those wacky Belgians don't know jack about burgers

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Pino Mario Catalano first, cooked himself a cheeseburger. Then made a short video about it and finally, wrote about it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

And while we're at...

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Gotta thank candysweet434, while I was researching other burger scenes I came across their video condensing Good Burger to 9:57 minutes, which just might (hopefully) prevent me from ever having to watch it.

Burger Dating

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I'm late to the party (apologies) but earlier this month, Tara, over at Midnight Poutine went on a first date to the Griffintown Cafe. I'm not certain if it was a successful date, as it was the second first date she went on (number one is here, and now she's on number three), but according to her, their burger is "one of the tastiest burgers I've ever had."

Foodaphilia does iBurger

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Gotta love it when others start reviewing local burger joints. In a nutshell, there's not much difference between the Kobe beef burger and the regular beef burger. The pizza is delicious, and it costs $130 for four people. Thanks Foodaphilia!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The aesthetic experience and the burger

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Over at Ratsdeville Ianik Marcil complains about economists impinging on his turf. But one of the most fun things you can do with whining an essay like this is to put it through a machine translation.

Sentences like Mais l'Art, le vrai, le grand, le transcendant? become But Art, truth, the great, the transcendent? and La consommation d'un hamburger comble un de mes besoins, la contemplation d'une œuvre d'art, non: elle me transforme, elle transforme mon regard sur le monde. becomes Consumption of a hamburger fills one of my needs, the contemplation of a work of art, no, she turns, she turns my world view.

If you don't quite understand my fascination with art and hamburgers, try this, Zeke's Alternate Art #%^$#@! a different blog that I edit.

RestoTube goes to Picks

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And don't say a darn word about it...

Slow service at a Burger King in Drummondville

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The headline says it all.


Someone needs to remix this...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Arte Gora - Terrorist eats a hamburger

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I don't quite know what to make of this one, but I kind of like it..

The Great Toronto Burger Chase

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Mr. Lew has company...



Economic Analysis

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Back at the beginning of the month, farmers in Manitoba were getting slightly more than $900 for each steer sold. Or more succinctly, about $1.30/lb. Needless to say, once it is ready to be cooked, it's slightly more expensive.

If you want more detailed analysis, try the Canadian Feedlot and Cattle
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Teenagers goofing around at m:brger Toronto

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A couple of points:
+ Posing with the owner that way doesn't instill a strong sense of objectivity.
+ Why would you look a the wine menu and then drink martinis and beer?
+ Someone who eats their burger with a knife and fork is obviously from Toronto.
+ That veggie burger is about as homemade as the table.
+ Chili doesn't have beans.
+ Back-lighting your subjects is never good.

I haven't been keeping up with Bob's Burgers

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Lauren Bratslavsky reminded me that I should watch it more often.

A Five Guys opens in Toronto and it's news

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Doesn't anybody care about real news these days? Toronto Life falls for the schtick (and it's not even in Toronto proper, it's Mississauga!).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blondie's in Winnipeg gets the YouTube Treatment

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A Burger King closes in Toronto and it's News

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This one appeared in the Globe and Mail on the weekend. Overheard in the Globe & Mail newsroom: Hmmm, Libyan Civil War, Japanese Disaster, Potential Election... Hey! I know what's really news!! A Burger King closing!!

Fuddruckers makes it to Canada and it's news in Saskatoon

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Last year it was Five Guys, and this year it's Fuddruckers. It appears that Canada is being invaded by Upscale American Hamburger Chains (in comparison to the Quick Serve variety like Harvey's, Wendy's and McDonald's). I've even heard that Cheeburger Cheeburger is coming to Montreal.

But let's hope that it doesn't doesn't make the news, like it did in Saskatoon.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Congrats to Mr. Lew

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He got his Great Burger Search on tumblr up to date.

And Still More on Canada Steak Burger

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Back in November I posted about Canada Steak Burger, not once, but twice.

Well, it looks like the third time's a charm, as they now have a YouTube Video as well.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Montreal Burger Report 96, La Paryse (Part Three)

Episode 96: La Paryse (Part Three) [14:33]
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MP3 20MB / FLAC 141MB / Ogg Vorbis 10MB / Stream)
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Good day and welcome to episode 96 of the Montreal Burger Report. In last week's episode your heroes Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ryk 'E Coli' Edelstein imitated Epic Meal Time, while discussing the architecture of the burger at the Montreal Hamburger Institution known as La Paryse. As we begin this week's installment, Zeke is waiting for his second burger (a Special) to arrive.

Zeke's glass of wine

What was left after Zeke finished his second burger.

La Paryse is located at 302 Ontario East they are open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM until 11 PM. Their phone number is (514) 842-2040. And the website is laparyse.com.


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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is a reality radio show kind of like Top Cat! meets the film Tampopo at Newtown. It is a radio show and 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 montrealburgers.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 like to thank CKUT for their support, The Whitlams for the music, Chris Gobeil and Sabrina Santucci for the voices in your head, and YOU for listening.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Montreal Burger Report 95, La Paryse (Part Two)

Episode 95: La Paryse (Part Two) [13:29]
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MP3 17MB / FLAC 129MB / Ogg Vorbis 9MB / Stream)
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Good day and welcome to episode 95 of the Montreal Burger Report. In last week's episode your heroes Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ryk 'E Coli' Edelstein ordered their burgers at the Montreal Hamburger Institution known as La Paryse (two specials and a double) and it appears that they are just about ready.

The Double at La Paryse

It took 13:34.922 minutes for the burgers to arrive. In comparison, it took 1:24.543 minutes to get seated (Zeke and E Coli were there at 3 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon). 6:50.865 minutes for the waiter to take the order, 6:43.697 minutes for the lemonade and coca cola to arrive and finally a full 10:57.824 minutes for the wine to arrive. E Coli then decides to describe The Special, and then goes all analytical.

The Special at La Paryse

Thank you very much for listening to episode 95 of the Montreal Burger Report where your heroes Zeke and E Coli imitated Epic Meal Time. While discussing the architecture of the burger at La Paryse. How long will it take for Zeke's Second burger to arrive? Will E Coli get something else to drink? And how much did it all cost? Find the answer to these and other questions next week in episode 96 of the Montreal Burger Report. Same Burger time, same burger channel.

The Fries at la Paryse

La Paryse is located at 302 Ontario East they are open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM until 11 PM. Their phone number is (514) 842-2040. And the website is laparyse.com.


View The Montreal Burger Report Map in a larger map

In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is a reality radio show kind of like Top Cat! meets the film Tampopo at Newtown. It is a radio show and 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 montrealburgers.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 like to thank CKUT for their support, The Whitlams for the music, Chris Gobeil and Sabrina Santucci for the voices in your head, and YOU for listening.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A different burger map

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I'm certain you are already familiar with the The Montreal Burger Report Map


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But have you seen this?
Thanks to A Hamburger Today for the head's up and the screen grab.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Le voyeur du boeuf

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Happy Burger, Mr. Prime Minister?

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Down south they celebrated Presidents Day on Monday, and in honor of the mid-winter holiday βurgerβusiness came up with a list of Presidential Burgers. Which made me think of making a list of Prime Minsiterial Burgers. It'll be a little bit easier, seeing as how there have only been 22 PMs vs. 44 Presidents. But first, how many Canadian Prime Ministers can you name?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Montreal Burger Report 95, La Paryse (Part One)

Episode 94: La Paryse (Part One) [16:05]
(Download:
MP3 23MB / FLAC 155MB / Ogg Vorbis 11MB / Stream)
(or play it here)


Good day and welcome to episode 94 of the Montreal Burger Report. Where your heroes Chris 'Zeke' Hand and Ryk 'E Coli' Edelstein are looking for parking before entering into the Montreal Institution known as La Paryse. They discuss The Special, The Veggie Burger and other menu items. They order and then try to figure out how to describe the restaurant.

The Burgers

The Veggie Burgers

Thank you very much for listening to episode 94 of the Montreal Burger Report where your heroes Zeke and E Coli ordered their burgers at the Montreal Hamburger Institution La Paryse. How long will it take for their burgers to arrive? Will Zeke have a second one? And what about the fries? Find the answer to these and other questions next week in episode 95 of the Montreal Burger Report. Same Burger time, same burger channel.

The Counter

The Wines by the Glass

La Paryse is located at 302 Ontario East they are open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM until 11 PM. Their phone number is (514) 842-2040. And the website is laparyse.com.


View The Montreal Burger Report Map in a larger map

In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is a reality radio show kind of like Top Cat! meets the film Tampopo at Newtown. It is a radio show and 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 montrealburgers.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 like to thank CKUT for their support, The Whitlams for the music, Chris Gobeil for the voices in your head, and YOU for listening.

Monday, February 21, 2011