GBS Fan Submission 2 | Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search

My recent article from Menuism/Huffington Post entitled, “The 5 Most Audacious Burgers in North American yielded quite the reaction.  From that, I received not one, but two submissions from readers.  What’s unique about all of it is that those readers come from places really far away from my domain of Montreal.  So, take a look at what they allowed me to share with all of you.

1.  Bodacious Burger (Masset, British Columbia)

Dear Mr. Lew.

I enjoyed reading about, “The 5 Most Audacious Burgers in North America” in the March 26th website edition of the Huffington Post.
Here is another burger that you might like to be aware of (see attach).
It is the Bodacious Burger made by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244, in Masset, BC.  The small and isolated village of Masset is at the very northern tip of Graham Island in Haida Gwaii, just south of the Alaskan Panhandle.
We have been been grilling Bodacious Burgers from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. most Saturday nights since 1996.  There are a few things the make the Bodacious unique.
  • It is grilled by volunteers who make the following available from the grill or on the buffet: bacon, cheese, fried onions,  mushrooms fried in sherry, fried egg, fried wieners, tomato, lettuce, raw onions, pickled   beets, black and green olives, blue cheese, anchovies, hot peppers, dill pickles, sweet pickles as well as all the condiments imaginable including five kinds of mustard.
  • This is supported by a volunteers potluck buffet which includes scalloped potatoes, devilled eggs, potato salad, home fried beans, lasagna, fresh salads, coleslaw, macaroni & cheese, chili, tomato aspic, three bean salad, smoked salmon (hot & cold), et al as well as an array of desserts.  Not all these offerings are available all the time but many are most of the time.
  • Folks come from miles around to have a Bodacious and/or drop off a potluck.  Bodacious is also popular with tourists and West Coast commercial fishermen who use Masset as a home base during fishing season.  Our record of total Bodacious served during a “supper” hour is 78. 
  • Bodacious and all the above costs 8 bucks
Thank you and I look forward to following with interest your adventures in your “Great Burger Search”.


2.  Tricolore Burger (Milan, Italy)

My best tricolore burger, without bread.

Two burger, up an down, in the middle ratatouille of fried zucchini, smoked provolone, sliced tomatoes with vinegar balsamic.

On the top, tomatoes pieces, extra virgin oil, parsley and nutmeg.

Buon appetito!

from Milano

3.  Final Words

I’d like to thank Harold and Rolando for sharing the burgers from their neck of the woods.  It’s those kind of submissions that makes the GBS worth doing.  If you’d like to share your own burgers, you can always e-mail at  As well, you can interact with me on Facebook and on Twitter.