Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy EATAPETA Day!

Yes not only is it the ides, it's also International Eat a Tasty Animal for PETA day! So raid the butcher's and make a day of it!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Burger Bash Part Deux: Date Confirmed!


Confirmed teams for the burger-off:

Team Auggie
Team Binakaj
Team Dean
Team Zone


There is room for one more team on this card, so contact me quick if you want in! If you can't read the poster: event is April 10th at 2929 The Rise. Starts around dinnertime. Here is a link to the Facebook event page.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I am a Solicitor

The second annual burger bash is comin' down the tracks like a hellbound locomotive, and it's looking for prizes for the burger-off!

If you are a local (or even out-of-town) business owner that reads this blog, and you would like to offer up a gift certificate or other prize for the contest, please e-mail me (vicburgers@gmail.com).

I will be contacting some of you personally in the next week or two, but I figured I'd let the real philanthropists get a head start. Thanks in advance for helping to make the celebration of our second anniversary a screaming success.

Victoria Burger Blog: Second Anniversary Burger Bash

The 2nd Annual Burger Bash is fast approaching and we are looking for contestants for the Great Burger-Off!

This year we are planning to make it a team competition, with details as follows:

-teams of 2-4
-must make 3 burgers (one slider/appetizer burger, one main course, and one dessert burger (anything goes for the dessert one pretty much)

There is no entry fee, but there will be prizes! In order to offset the costs involved in entering a team, I may be able to provide some beef to contestants, or set up a structure that allows contestants to charge non-judges a small fee (2 bucks?) to sample their entries. Of course contestants are always able to offer free samples as well. We will have a propane BBQ, and I suppose a stove-top so you can cast-iron griddle your burgs if you like.

So if you want in, let me know. Also feel free to give feedback. Dates and other info is TBA, but we are shooting for the first or second weekend of April, probably a Friday.

Thank you for your support,

Donald

Monday, March 8, 2010

An Ode to The Jughead

Editor's Note: Ed Sum has written a eulogy for Sidney's Big Moo Ice Cream, and its Jughead Burger. Big Moo closed its doors a few months ago. Please enjoy this heartfelt tribute.


No trip to Sidney is complete without either a visit to Fish on 5th or Big Moo Ice Cream Company. While most people know Fish does nothing but seafood, it's a secret that Moo Ice Cream does more than just ice cream. It's the home of the Jughead Burger, and given its size, newbies to burger consumption would have their eyes bulging out.


Look at the size of that thing!

If Luke Skywalker's comment is not enough—and sexual jokes aside—this burger and Moo will be sorely missed. I last went up there a few weeks ago to check out the Sidney Museum and enjoy yet another burger, but alas, the place has closed shop and I thought I should at least pay tribute to a restaurant that I frequented with love, on and off, for the past ten years.

It'd be nice to hear that the company has simply moved, but in my online quest for further information came up short. Visit the Beacon Street storefront, and you'll find it empty with a for lease sign in front.



What I learned during this restaurant's time is that the chef actually experimented with new combinations in the burgers. With at least a 1/4 lb of tender beef in the simplest design; the Jughead was a dinner and a half (given the number of patties and the dressings piled on top).

There was nothing thin about it! It stood at least three inches high. The bun halves taking up about an inch of that, and with the patties in between, there was a lot to discover.

The bacon was crisp, and with a fair number of farms just up the hill and past the highway, I always had the perception that most of the ingredients were locally grown. This helped make their burgers stand out. I never tasted anything grocery fresh—it was more like farm fresh, and with custom made sauces—the difference is savoured.

There was no need to say supersize me when going to Moo's. They did it for you with their burger and fry meals.

While the cow has left the building to visit the slaughterhouse known as the recession, let's hope she'll come back to graze somewhere on Sidney's shores in a new form.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nexus Food Stuff (Slightly Off Topic)

Nexus has asked me to alert you to some of the food-related content from their rag. So here's a Nando's review, and the most recent installment of "Worth the Trip". Speaking of WtT, when did this become battle of the food courts? Get out on the town Edmund. I know you have a car!

A Word From Our Sponsors

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