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Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 25, six local restaurants will put their best burgers forward in Brandon's 3rd Annual Burger Brawl, competing for your vote naming them the best burger in Brandon.
Residents of Westman have the opportunity to win as well. For each burger bought at participating restaurants, the purchaser will receive one ballot that can be entered at the restaurant draw box to win $500 in cash, gift cards as well as an Assiniboine Community College picnic package.
Getting your burger to go or having it delivered to your home? No problem. Cast your vote online at brandonsun.com/burgerbrawl and you will also be eligible to win $500 in cash, gift cards and an ACC picnic basket.
Only one entry per email address will be permitted.
Why mess with a winning formula? This six-ounce certified beef burger carried The Dock on Princess to Burger Brawl victory last year and still provides a delicious combination of ingredients in 2020. This includes aged Guinness Cheddar, maple-smoked bacon, two hand-cut coconut onion rings, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli inside a tomato basil kaiser bun.
"Hold the bacon," said no one ever. Wayback’s Double Bacon Burger is topped with four slices of crispy bacon for mouth-watering perfection. Plus, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and, of course, ketchup and mustard all come together to complete this culinary masterpiece.
Always looking to separate itself from the pack, Coffee Culture is providing a much different looking and tasting entry to this year’s competition. Their Smoked Turkey Bocata Sandwich boasts roasted red peppers, goat cheese, cucumbers, and chipotle sauce, which provides a nice combination of flavours on top of the base protein.
The sheer height of this burger might be intimidating to some, but Browns included an exhaustive list of toppings to firmly hold it together. This includes lettuce, tomato, pickles, two onion rings, Monterey jalapeño cheese, bacon in a peppercorn-maple glaze and a one-two punch of chipotle and garlic aioli sauce.
Looking to reclaim their Burger Brawl crown from 2018, the staff of Benny’s thinks a strong combination of ground beef and in-house spices will do the trick. The Benny Burger is no slouch when it comes to ingredients either, since it is topped with two onion rings, jalapeño peppers, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo, guacamole, bacon and cheddar cheese, which is all held together by a Kaiser bun.
Bacon. Poutine. Burger. Does it get any better? Smitty’s doesn’t think so. The casual dining restaurant’s entry in the 2020 Burger Brawl features two slices of bacon draped over a burger, along with their three-cheese blend, wedge fries, fried cheese curds and beef gravy. It doesn’t get much more Canadian than that.