The time has come – Novemburger is back – and it’s more than just a funny pun! If you’ve been living in Hamilton for a while (possibly even if you haven’t), you will have already heard of Novemburger. The beloved month-long burger festival has been the talk of the town in Hamilton since their inception in 2014, and this year they’re going all out with a whopping 76 restaurants involved in the festival!
So how does it work?
Basically, restaurants from all over the city (and the Burlington area) create a special hamburger for the month of November. You check the Novemburger site, pick your faves (because I don’t think you’re going to be able to get all 76, but hey, who am I to say?!), and test them out. A portion from every burger sale will go towards United Way, so you can feel good about filling up on burgs this month!
Make sure to rate and vote for your favourite burgers on the site – at the end of the month they’ll crown the winning restaurant.
What are you waiting for? Get eatin’! 🍔
Below you’ll find a printable checklist of all the burgers involved. For photos, addresses, chef details and to rate the burgers visit the official site – because I’m not affiliated, I just love hamburgers! 😉
Printable Novemburger 2017 Checklist
5 West Brew Pub and Kitchen – Triple B Bison Burger – $17.50 – House pressed Bison burger, smoked beer braised pork belly, house made blueberry maple BBQ sauce, Canadian double cream Brie cheese, arugula, freshly baked burger bun + house cut french fries.
Beaver and the Bulldog – Philly Cheese Steak Burger – $14 – 7 ounce fresh ground top sirloin patty, grill sweet vadalia onions, roasted red peppers, in house pickled banana peppers, smoked mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic herb aioli + sweet potato or Yukon gold fries.
Berkeley North – Jerk Marinated Fried Chicken – $15 – Jerk marinated fried chicken, coleslaw & pickles, potato bun
Betula – Wunderburger – $18 – 8oz aged ground beef, house smoked bacon, mushroom gravy, sauerkraut, caramelized onions & gruyere cheese, homemade bun.
Big Tobacco Kitchen & Whiskey – BTK Burger – $15 – VG Meats Ground Chuck, braised beef cheek, sunchoke jam, American Style Cheddar, sesame bun, + pickle (onside)
Boon Burger Cafe – Beat the Heat – $13 – Vegan black bean patty, bacun, cheeze, tangy mayo, sweet chili sauce, tzatziki, fresh veggies, house made bun, Sweet Chili Heat Doritos.
Breezy Corners – Ticat Burger – $14.95 – 8oz 100% triple A ground beef, caramelized onions, slow roasted beef brisket, house made BBQ sauce, double aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, grilled brioche bun + Garlic Parmesan Fries
Burro – Big Mac Tacos – $12 – 2 Big Mac taco’s…Burro style.
Canyon Creek – Chef Watts’ Burger – $16 – Hand crafted Sriracha seasoned angus beef patty, Swiss gruyere, Applewood smoked bacon, spiced Roquefort dressing, caramelized red onion, tomato, arugula, house-made sesame bun + maple rosemary chips.
Cavallo Nero – Nonna’s Meatball Burger – $15 – Signature meatball recipe, breaded and fried smoked mozzarella slice, homemade marinara, arugula, pesto aioli, crusty olive ciabatta bun + Parmesan shoestring fries.
Coach and Lantern – Buffalo Soldier – $17 – 6oz jerk bison patty, pretzel bun, jalapeño havarti, crispy jalapeños + jerk dusted sweet potato frites.
Collins Brewhouse – The Triple Piggy – $16 – 8oz ground beef, strip bacon, peameal bacon, house made pulled pork, grilled pineapple relish, melted cheddar cheese, burger garnish, cheddar jalapeno bun.
Coop Wicked Chicken – Chorizo, Chuck and Crispy Chz – $13.99 – Fresh ground chuck patty, chorizo patty, crispy chz ring, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion, Coop signature dip, buttered toasted bun.
Culaccino Bar & Kitchen – The Burger – $18 – 8oz all Beef, crispy Prosciutto, Smoked Gouda cheese, Arugula, Red Onion, Tomato , Sesame seed bun.
Curbside Grill – Curbside Salmon Burger – $16 – Grilled salmon patty, house-made asian mayo, crunchy asian slaw, bakery bun,+ salad or fresh cut fries.
Don Cherry’s Sports Grill – The Beefinator – $18 – Two 4oz chuck patties stuffed with angus roast beef and mozzarella cheese, beef braised mushrooms and onions, horseradish aioli, crispy onion straws, toasted brioche bun + Choice of side
East Meets West Bistro – Chicken Harvest Burger – $9.75 or $13.50 with side and beverage – 5oz Chicken, Apple, and Sage patty, creamy Celery Root slaw, Cranberry Green peppercorn slaw, Brioche bun.
Emma’s Backporch – The Cheerleader – $17 – 6oz AAA ground chuck, Water Street shaved Prime Rib, caramelized onions, stadium cheese sauce + Fresh Cut Fries.
Fisher’s Eatery and Sports Lounge – The Hacienda Burger – $16 – Homemade beef patty guacamole, fresh pico de gallo corn salsa, Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, lettuce, lime cilantro mayo, crispy jalapeños + Fries, salad or coleslaw.
Fool and Flagon – “Black and Blue” Bison Smash Burger – $14.25 – Big Bend Ranch bison, Ace Bakery sesame roll, heritage greens, sliced tomato, caramelized Bermuda onion, “Black and Blue” berry cream cheese compote.
Gown and Gavel – The Holy Trinity – $13 – Our signature local beef burgers served on 3 sliders, Smokehouse BBQ and Honey Garlic sauce, caramelized onions, bacon, smoked Gouda cheese + garlic dusted fresh cut fries.
Green Bar – The Havana Burger – $14 – vegan black bean and plantain patty, crisp jicama slaw, fresh mango salsa, microgreens, cashew chipotle mayo, toasted whole-wheat bun.
Hambrgr King William – Le Royale with Cheese – $14 – 7oz smashed patty, caramelized “French” onions, melted Comté & Emmental cheese, Calvados bacon jam, black truffle aioli + crispy shoestring frites
Hambrgr Ottawa Street – Crunch Your Munchies – $14 – Double 1/4lb patties, Worcestershire dusted potato chips, hemp seed & black garlic aioli, ‘merican cheese, house brined beer pickles, cold smoked tomato ketchup, shredded iceberg, black & white sesame seed bun.
Il Fiasco – This Burger is Waygouda! – $18 – A Wagyu beef patty, smoked gouda, candied bacon, sweet potato crisps, avocado mayo, homemade brioche bun
IVY Bar & Kitchen – Crazy Uncle Burger – $16 – Local beef with duck confit marinated in “Crazy Uncle’s” hard root beer, crispy chicken skin, triple cream St Andre cheese on Gluten Free onion and bacon bun + Yukon Gold and sweet potato gaufrette chips and Cognac Au Poivre aïoli
Jack & Lois – Blueberry Yum Yum – $16 – 7oz of Jepson’s ground beef, thick cut pork belly, Zoey (sheep’s and goat’s milk cheese from Tuscany), lettuce & tomato, and a smoked blueberry compote + choice of side fry, soup or slaw.
King’s Landing – Gangnam Style Burger – $14 – Kalbi marinated beef patty, sautéed kimchi and onions, pickled cucumber, deep fried garlic slices, scallion puree, Brioche bun.
Lettuce Love Cafe – The California Burger – $16 – Veggie. Marinated 100% organic tempeh patty, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, avocado, coconut bacun, gluten-free sesame seed bun + fresh house slaw.
Lou Dawg’s – The “North of Nashville” Burger – $18 – Freshly Ground Blackened Beef Brisket Burger Patty Stuffed with White Cheddar, Deep-Fried Pickled Red Onions, Crispy Pancetta, BBQ Mayo & Spicy Tomato Jam + Hand-Cut Fries.
Martini House – Lobster Burger Burger – $18 – Tempera Lobster tail Hand pressed Beef patty Brown Butter Aioli Basil grill Peaches and Cream Corn Bacon Avocado Brioche Bun
Max Resto Lounge – HOT MESS! – $16 -6 oz. Top Sirloin burger, Cajun Shrimp, sharp Cheddar Mornay, peppery Arugula, sliced Heirloom tomatoes, crispy fried onions, in-house baked bun + rosemary salted fries.
MERIT Brewing – The Butter Chicken Sausage Burger – $14 – Butter Chicken sausage smoked in a 5.5 inch casing, cut into 6oz patties, Deep Fried Paneer, Tikka Masala, Mango & Mint Slaw, Bonanza Bakery bun.
Mezcal TNT – Pigs Gone Wild – $15 – Cheeseburger Burrito: wild boar, freedom cheese, dirty rice, agave Dijon, lettuce, pickles & heirloom tomatoes + fries or greens.
Nellie James Too – Gobble Gobble Hey Too! – $16 – In-House Gnocchi in a Kale Cream Sauce, topped with a Mild Curried Turkey Burger, Jicama Habanero Slaw, Candied Pork Belly Confetti
Nique – The In-and-Out – $18 – All American Classic Burger: 4oz Patty, Melted American Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Fancy Sauce
One Duke Restaurant & Lounge – Fusion Braised Burger – $16 – Minced sirloin braised with button mushrooms, secret soy marinade, red onions, & roasted red peppers, jalapeno Havarti cheese, soft pretzel bun.
Paradiso – Paradiso Burger – $18 lunch with salad, $19 dinner with potatoes – Paradiso chorizo sausage and angus beef burger, smoked cheddar cheese, house made ketchup, smoked honey dijon mustard, house made sweet pickles.
Pepperwood Bistro – BBQ Meatloaf Burger – $15.95 – Bacon wrapped meatloaf smothered in whiskey BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, frizzled onions, toasted bun + house cut frites, coleslaw, dill pickle.
Pluckers – Portabello Neptune Burger – $18- A blue Crab and Lobster stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Béarnaise Sauce,8 oz Angus Burger, Melted Asiago Cheese, Brioche Bun, leaf lettuce, Tomato, Pickled Onion + Yukon Gold French Fries
Pub Fiction – Italian Stallion – $15 – Beef patty, tomato & red onion jam, pepperoni, banana peppers, parmesan, provolone, baby spinach, Ace classic kaiser.
Radius – The Mexican – $18 – Housemade Mexican chorizo patty, Tequila & butter sautéed tiger shrimp, house smoked bacon, fried green tomatoes, pickled onions, scallion, cilantro & avocado cream, melted Manchego cheese, toasted brioche bun + Tajin dusted house cut Yukon shoestring fries
Rankin’s Restaurant – The Bull in the Bun – $14.99 – House made burger,r oast beef and shaved prime rib, Portuguese bun, garlic butter, melted mozzarella cheese, au jus, horseradish.
Botanical Gardens Greenhouse Cafe – Royal Welly Burger – $16 – Ground Beef Brisket,Bourbon Glazed Prosciutto, Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Mushroom Medley, Onion Jam & Horseradish Aioli, Brioche Bun + French Fried Potatoes
Salty – The Big Queenslander – $16 – 8 oz all-beef patty, sweet grilled pineapple, sunny-side egg, pickled beetroot, tomato, lettuce, onion & mayo + side roasted potatoes
Sasso Pizza Market & Bar – Sasso Burger – $17 – 8oz Jepson’s Meat ground beef, roasted mushrooms, lettuce & prosciutto cream sauce + 2 sides (hand cut fries, Caesar salad, mixed greens, rocket salad, soup, seasonal vegetables)
SB Prime – The Monte Cristo – $14 – 8oz Beef Burger, slices of ham, melted Swiss Cheese, house made Mustard Mayo spread, Egg dipped grilled hamburger bun, hint of maple syrup.
Serve Ping Pong – Hawaiian BBQ Pork Burger – $14 – Pork pattie, Napa cabbage and tropical fruit slaw, grilled pineapple, toasted pretzel bun!
Southcote 53 – The Surf n Turf – $18 – 8 oz. Ground chuck, creamy lobster spread, sriracha aioli, soft brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle spear + choice of a side.
Squires Public House – Holy Mole – $14.99 – Half a pound of Fresh Ground Beef, Espresso Barbeque Sauce, House made Green Chili Aioli, Julienned Pickles, 2 strips of Chocolate Bacon, Beefsteak Tomato, Radicchio, Crispy Tortilla Chips.
State & Main – The Winner – $14 – Burger, creamy blue cheese, peppered bacon, crisp bean sprouts, dusted jalapenos, spicy sriracha aioli.
Stonewalls Restaurant – The Hangover Helper – $15 Peameal bacon, fried egg, cheddar, potato patty, onion jam, burger patty, toasted rye.
Table 34– Portobello Crunch – $16 – 7oz sirloin beef patty, roasted red pepper, double shredded cheddar & mozzarella cheese, smoky honey BBQ sauce, panko crusted Portobello, soft pretzel bun, crispy fried pickle spear.
The Augusta House – The “Magnum” Burger – $18 – Prime Rib Patty, brioche bun, peameal bacon, haloumi cheese, house made pineapple salsa + choice of side
The Brew Cafe & Bar – Jalapeño Brewer – $13 -2 5 oz jepson’s fresh meats patty, sauteed jalapeno peppers, tomato, lettuce, mayo onion, pickles + choice of Brew’s signature roasted potatoes or fries.
The Burnt Tongue (Locke) – Burny Mack – $12 – Two 4 oz Jepson beef patties, shredded lettuce, pickles, white onion, special saus on 3 toasted buns.
The Dickens – Scottish Breakfast Burger – $18 – Homemade Scottish square sausage, Guinness infused caramelized onion, Peameal bacon, Jalapeno havarti cheese, Sunnyside fried quail egg, Deep fried pickle, pretzel bun + choice of side.
The Fizz Sodas & Sandwiches – Smoke & Mirrors– $9 – Kaiser, Smoked meatloaf patty, Ketchup, Mustard, Carmelized onion, Lettuce, Tomato
The Harbour Diner – “The Hammer”ger – $13 – 8 oz Ground Beef Patty, 3 oz In-House Pulled Pork smothered in Chipotle BBQ Sauce Melted Cheddar & Jack Cheese, Crisp Bacon, Crispy Onions, Lettuce, Garlic Aioli, Burger Sauce on a Crusty Kaiser
The Parm House – The Sicilian Cheese Burger – $12 – 8oz patty (pork & beef) filled with a combination of Italian spices and parmigiano cheese, sautéed peppers, onions, mushrooms, toasted crusty kaiser bun + choice of Home fries or Garden salad.
The Pheasant Plucker – Cubano Burger – $18 – Angus burger pattie, sliced ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, dill pickle, Dijon mustard + Served with choice of side
The Pheonix– Bushido Proscuitto Burger – $13.95 – Teriyaki braised beef patty, Prosciutto, Sauteed Asian Pear, Pickled peppers, onion, sushi roll.
The Powerhouse– The Hangover Fix – $18 -Topped with Pulled pork, Bacon, Cheese, French fries, Fried egg, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, House made BBQ sauce + choice of a side.
The Queenshead – The Breakfast Poutine Burger – $16 – 8 oz ground beef hash brown, smoked bacon, fried egg, cheese curds, gravy, hollandaise sauce, toasted brioche bun
The Vicar’s Vice – The Babe – $18 -1/4 pound pattie, Half ground Pork, Half ground Beef, 2 slices of bacon, 1 slice peameal, BBQ pulled pork, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato,dusted onions + Served with fries and pickle spear.
Turtle Jack’s – Turtle Jack’s – $15.99 – Our chuck burger, caramelized onion, roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato & Canadian Swiss cheese
Uptown Tavern – The Uptown Poutine Burger – $14.99 – 100% pure beef burger, Fresh cut fries, cheese curds, melted mozzarella cheese, homemade beef gravy
Wendel Clarks – The Ultimate Turkey Burger – $14.99 – Fresh ground Turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, turkey gravy
West End House Pub– The 2 Lit 4 Shizzle Burger – $14.95 – Cajun seasoned burger, brandy braised onions, corn fritter loaded with cheese, roasted red pepper, bacon jam.
WORK Progress Kitchen– Prawn Jovi – $16 – Grilled Shrimp patty, house baked sesame bun, bacon, double smoked cheddar, & chipotle mayo.
Zyla’s Music & Menu – “Foo’s a Fungi” Burger – $15.50 -Vegan A red wine marinated portobello mushroom cap stuffed with a mixed herb pesto, spinach and quinoa mix,vegan mozzarella, balsamic glaze, fresh tomatoes, arugula, toasted kaiser roll.