During the month of October, eight local restaurants will put their best burgers forward in Brandon’s Burger Brawl, competing for your vote naming them the best burger in Brandon.
Brandonites 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 two tickets to Assiniboine Community College’s Holiday Buffet, as well as some Assiniboine swag and a one year subscription to The Brandon Sun.
On Oct. 29, all draw ballots will be collected and one winner will be randomly chosen.
Every person who votes for their favourite burger online will automatically be entered into a second contest for the chance to win one of eight to 12, $25 Gift Cards for the participating restaurants, as well as more Assiniboine swag and a one year Brandon Sun subscription.
Only one entry per email address will be permitted.
This burger, which is a mix of ground beef, ground pork, diced jalapeños and the chef 's secret spices, is served on a kaiser bun and complimented with chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and guacamole. If that wasn't enough, it comes with a side of Benny's shoestring french fries.
A staple on the menu, this burger boasts two juicy beef patties, aged American cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, sautéed onions, Elmans dill pickles, ketchup and mustard all on a grilled brioche bun.
Do not underestimate the simplicity of this grilled sandwich, which consists of a demi-baguette filled with Montreal smoked meat, mustard and pickles. It's an explosion of flavour in your mouth, said Coffee Culture owner Lori Versavel.
This burger was so popular during Echo's own burger event that the restaurant had to put it to the test, said Clarion general manager Aaron Tycoles. This handmade angus patty is smothered in cheddar cheese, house-made barbecue sauce, tomato, onion rings, lettuce, pickle and bacon on an onion kaiser bun.
A little creativity can go a long way, said Rebekah Roberts, head chef at Prairie Firehouse and creator of this burger masterpiece. This local beef burger, which sits on an Ace Bakery burger bun, is topped with local bacon, Prairie Firehouse's Million Dollar Burger Sauce, dill pickle, tomato, crispy jalapeños and a dark ale mac and cheese.
Especially popular with the younger crowd, the Sandhills Casino's signature bite is a double cheese burger with bacon, back bacon, secret sauce, lettuce, and tomato, all stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches made with American cheddar. It's a big 'un. And it comes with a side of fries.
Get ready to rumble with a half pound chopped sirloin patty topped with Havarti cheese, sautéed onions, shredded lettuce and just the right amount of Smitty's horseradish mayo. All of this is sandwiched between two Yorkshire puddings
Billed as a best bite after a night on the town, Huggy's Hangover Burger is a mouthful. The burger sports a full beef patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, ham, egg, more cheese lettuce tomato and mayo. Bring your appetite!