The summer is half done and there’s only one month until the regular routine is back. July is always a month of decompression and mandatory sleeping for me. This year was no different. With all that time dedicated to doing nothing, there’s one thing that doesn’t really take a vacation and that’s making sure this blog pushes forward.
Bus: OC Transpo 1, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18
Visit: July 10, 2014
Every city has their top burger contender. That is true in a city that has been a big part of this search, Ottawa. The nation’s capital might not strike you as the type of city where you can find food, but if you’re willing to look, you’ll find something. Anyone who is looking for Ottawa’s best burger should try Chez Lucien before making any kind of judgement.
Bus: RTL 14, 35, 39, 135
Visit: July 9, 2014
The sixth season of Mr. Lew’s Great Burger Search is now underway. With that being said, I always like to start with something unique and special. For me, I’ve never started in my hometown of Brossard and this was the perfect opportunity. On top of that, there is a burger in my own backyard that should pique the interest of anyone who hears about it and that can be found at Jack Saloon.
This is a revisited post for Elixor. Click HERE for the original post.
1795 Avenue Pierre Péladeau
Bus: STL 42, 60, 61, 66, 70
Visit: June 26, 2014
Over time, there’s always that one restaurant that you wonder about. It’s that one place that you visited a long time ago and you weren’t so sure what to think of it. Well, a whole bunch of people like that place and you just quite understand. I have that feeling when it comes to Elixor and I had the opportunity to give it a second chance.
LOCATION CLOSED AS OF JUNE 21, 2014
Bus: RTL 55, STM 61, 75, 168, 715
Visit: May 13, 2014
After 10 months and 48 burgers, it is finally time to get to the final regular selection of the fifth season of this search. With a lot of things happening on the personal side of my life, I had to rush to finish this season of the search. This has given me the opportunity to try some of the places that I’ve been looking forward to. One of those places is Bar & Boeuf.
The month of June is now behind us and that means that half the year is in the books. With that, I’m getting even closer to unveiling the 250th burger in a search that has officially lasted 5 years.
4902 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Bus: STM 51, 55
Visit: April 28, 2014
Boulevard Saint-Laurent is probably one of the most iconic streets on the island of Montréal. While there is a lot going on, there are some stretches of The Main that has very little when it comes to eating. In the last little while, you have a place that is starting to change that assumption and it’s called Pub Sir Joseph.
4858 Sherbrooke O.
Bus: STM 24, 37, 63, 90, 102, 104, 105, 124, 138
Visit: April 24, 2014
Almost 5 years in, it’s getting tougher to find places that make it hard to ignore. This island that we all call home has a lot to offer and there are surely some places that fit that bill. When you make your way to the west end of Westmount, you’ll find a place that is known as Brasserie Central.
1470 Sainte-Catherine E.
Bus: STM 10, 14, 15, 34, 45, 150, 410, 430, 769, RTL 170
Visit: April 22, 2014
A rebel is a person who doesn’t follow the rules, mostly because they think that they know better. In the realm of food, a rebel is one that does things in a way that no one ever thinks of. In this city, there’s a place that uses that word of its name and they are known as Rebel Brasserie Urbaine.
261 Plainfield Road
West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Bus: Advance Transit RED
Visit: April 19, 2014
Our whirlwind trip through Boston was winding down and we were making our way home. A lot of our students had to be home for Easter dinner and our options were limited. So, a stop in West Lebanon yielded a lot of fast food options, or so one would think. With a timer on this visit, this gave me the opportunity to visit Denny’s.
105 Huntingdon Avenue
Bus: MBTA 9, 39, 55, 57, 170, 9701, 9702, 9703
Visit: April 18, 2014
The second day of our Boston trip was nearing its end and we were headed to the heart of the city. A year ago, Boston suffered a tragic blow. The Boston Marathon was overshadowed by the most unfortunate of events. A year later, the people of Boston are strong and they are moving past the tragedies. One of the restaurants that joined that effort is Five Napkin Burger at the Prudential Center.
The month of May is important for just about anyone. Most schools are winding down their academic years and that causes a lot of us, including myself, to be really busy. In the realm of this search, there were a few loose ends to tie up. I actually had a personal situation which could have caused a lengthy interruption to my normal routine. Luckily, that was sorted out rather quickly, thanks to some pure, dumb luck.
On this day, 5 years ago, there was a little restaurant on Ontario, just north of De Maisonneuve, and it had a lot of high praise. The praise was all because of a burger. At the time, I didn’t get it. Even after having that first burger, I still didn’t get it. Well, that place was known as La Paryse and it was the first of 249 burgers that have been consumed over the last 5 years.
1246 Massachusetts Avenue
Subway: Harvard Station
Bus: MBTA 1, 68, 69
Visit: April 18, 2014
This year, I’ve had the chance to tackle my half completed burger bucket list in Philadelphia. When I think back to my first trip to the Boston area in 2013, there was one place that I was so close to trying, but it just wasn’t to be. This time around, I was more than thrilled to get the chance to sit down at Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage in Cambridge.
1 South Market Street
Subway: State St.
Bus: MBTA 4, 15, 39, 57, 92, 93, 325, 326
Visit: April 17, 2014
Making your way in the world today takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Yes, you got that right, the next stop on this Great Burger Search is at a place in Boston known as Cheers.