May the best burger win: Fredericton chefs show off unique creations for YFC Burger Battle
Restaurants compete for the title of best burger in New Brunswick's capital
From blueberry ketchup to Doritos, hamburger patties are being slathered in some strange toppings as chefs battle it out for the best burgers in the Fredericton area.
The goal of the unusual concoctions is to be crowned the winner of the YFC burger battle.
Restaurant goers can pick from a total of 22 burgers, and vote online for their top three favourites.
The competition was first held in 2014, to both celebrate burgers and get people out into Fredericton's local restaurant scene, said contest organizer Lloyd Chambers.
"It's a good opportunity for the chefs to be creative and try something and it's also a good opportunity to promote people going out and trying different restaurants at a quieter time of year.
DJ Purdy's (Delta Fredericton)
For his creation, Chris Taylor, sous chef at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton, said he wanted to make something sweet and spicy.
The Jacky-Blue was the result, featuring a spicy jalapeno jack cheese, and topped with a house made blueberry-rosemary ketchup.
"We definitely wanted to make something unique to stand out for the burger. so blueberry ketchup came to mind," he said.
The Back 6 (Fredericton Golf Club)
At the Back 6, chef Tony Corey blended three types of ground meat: ground beef tenderloin, brisket, and ground chorizo sausage. The burger is topped with tomato jam, crispy leeks, and chipotle mayo.
"The tenderloin is very tender, the brisket has nice, soft fat in it, and the chorizo has a little bit of spice that you want," he said.
Pine Tree Pub
Over at the Pine Tree Pub, Kyle Paul topped his restaurant's burger with a convenience store favourite: Doritos.
"To be honest, we were kind of late joining the burger battle. What we would have done was had our cooks compete for the burger, but since we were cramped for time, I just kind of went to Wal-Mart looking for supplies to try to throw a burger together," he said.
Cheese Curds - Oromocto
Out in Oromocto, the Cheese Curds franchise is featuring the Goudafather, which is topped with loads of gouda and a deep fried mac n' cheese patty.
Curious what the other entries look like? Check out the photo slideshow below.