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Novemburger 2017 

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!

Novemburger 2017 - Southcote 53 Surf and turf Burger - Hamilton, Ontario

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 KitchenTriple 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 NorthJerk Marinated Fried Chicken – $15 – Jerk marinated fried chicken, coleslaw & pickles, potato bun

 BetulaWunderburger – $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 CafeBeat 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 CornersTicat 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

 BurroBig 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 NeroNonna’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 LanternBuffalo Soldier – $17 – 6oz jerk bison patty, pretzel bun, jalapeño havarti, crispy jalapeños + jerk dusted sweet potato frites.

 Collins BrewhouseThe 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 ChickenChorizo, 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 GrillThe 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 BistroChicken 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 BackporchThe Cheerleader – $17 – 6oz AAA ground chuck, Water Street shaved Prime Rib, caramelized onions, stadium cheese sauce + Fresh Cut Fries.

 Fisher’s Eatery and Sports LoungeThe 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 GavelThe 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 BarThe 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 WilliamLe 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 StreetCrunch 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 FiascoThis Burger is Waygouda! – $18 – A Wagyu beef patty, smoked gouda, candied bacon, sweet potato crisps, avocado mayo, homemade brioche bun

 IVY Bar & KitchenCrazy 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 & LoisBlueberry 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 LandingGangnam Style Burger – $14 – Kalbi marinated beef patty, sautéed kimchi and onions, pickled cucumber, deep fried garlic slices, scallion puree, Brioche bun.

 Lettuce Love CafeThe 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 HouseLobster 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 TNTPigs Gone Wild – $15 – Cheeseburger Burrito: wild boar, freedom cheese, dirty rice, agave Dijon, lettuce, pickles & heirloom tomatoes + fries or greens.

 Nellie James TooGobble 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

 NiqueThe In-and-Out – $18 – All American Classic Burger: 4oz Patty, Melted American Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Fancy Sauce

 One Duke Restaurant & LoungeFusion 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 BistroBBQ Meatloaf Burger – $15.95 – Bacon wrapped meatloaf smothered in whiskey BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato,  frizzled onions,  toasted bun + house cut frites, coleslaw, dill pickle.

 PluckersPortabello 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 FictionItalian Stallion – $15 – Beef patty, tomato & red onion jam, pepperoni, banana peppers, parmesan,  provolone, baby spinach, Ace classic kaiser.

 RadiusThe 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 RestaurantThe 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 CafeRoyal Welly Burger – $16 – Ground Beef Brisket,Bourbon Glazed Prosciutto, Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Mushroom Medley, Onion Jam & Horseradish Aioli, Brioche Bun + French Fried Potatoes

 SaltyThe 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 PongHawaiian BBQ Pork Burger – $14 – Pork pattie, Napa cabbage and tropical fruit slaw, grilled pineapple, toasted pretzel bun!

 Southcote 53The 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 HouseHoly 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 & MainThe 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 34Portobello 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 & BarJalapeño 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 DickensScottish 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 & SandwichesSmoke & 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 PheonixBushido 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 QueensheadThe 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’sTurtle 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 ClarksThe Ultimate Turkey Burger – $14.99 – Fresh ground Turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries,  turkey gravy

 West End House PubThe 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 KitchenPrawn 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.

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