March is here in Halifax, which means one of my favourite weeks is just around the corner: The Coast’s 4th Annual Halifax Burger Week! Coming up on March 18th to 24th, this is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and try out a new restaurant or burger.
I don’t think I need to give you reasons to get out and indulge in delicious burgers, but in case you need more convincing, here are five reasons to chow down during Burger Week:
1. Endless Choices
With 79 participating restaurants, you are sure to find a burger that fits your taste and appetite. Our local chefs usually come up with some really interesting combinations of flavours, and often the Burger Week specials are one-time recipes not normally on the menu. So if there is one you really want, don’t wait, just go!
In fact there are so many choices there is no way you will be able to try them all in 7 days so you will have the tough job of whittling down the options to a manageable list.
2. Support Local Families
Burger Week is not only a chance to support local business owners, but hungry citizens too. Keep an eye out on the menus for “Feed Nova Scotia” burgers, as a portion of each sale goes to Feed NS and in turn to 150+ food banks across the province. Help feed your hunger and your community at the same time.
3. It’s affordable
Given the endless choices, you are sure to find a burger in your price point, but if you’re trying to tighten your wallet, some restaurants are offering special $6 burgers for this week only.
Big budget not needed – dig through those couch or car cushions for a few coins and you’ve got yourself a filling and flavourful dinner!
4. Win Stuff
Make sure you pick up a Burger Week passport and get it stamped at each place you visit – this isn’t just a way to track your journey, but also a ticket to awesome prizes.
If you visit 3 or more restaurants during Burger Week, and put your passport into a ballot box, you will be entered to win Beer for a Year from Hop City’s Barking Squirrel. Must be 19+. As if you need an excuse to eat multiple burgers!
5. Get the VIP treatment
While walking or driving between restaurants, keep your eyes open for the MINIburger car (aka a MINI Cooper from O’Regan’s painted like a burger). No worries, that’s not the Hamburgler coming to steal your snack!
Just share a photo tagged with #MINIburger and you will be entered to win MINI swag, not to mention receive an entry for the “Burger Valet” contest. If you win, The Coast will come pick up you and a friend and drive you to the restaurant of your choice.
So, mark your calendars for March 18th and be sure to get out and enjoy at least one burger during this awesome event. Let’s show our fantastic chefs, line cooks, wait staff and business owners that we appreciate their hard work and delicious creations the best way we can: stuffing our faces!