This is a cause Cabin Radio can get behind: from January 22-28, we're proud to present the first-ever Yellowknife Burger Week. Buy burgers and help the YK Food Bank!
Ten of the city's eateries have signed up their amazing burger recipes for the inaugural burger week, which has been lovingly organized by Yellowknife burger queen Sonia Idir.
You could even win Canadian North flights by taking part, plus a range of gift cards to restaurants across Yellowknife.
To take part, all you have to do is grab a passport – available at any participating location – and get a stamp for each burger you eat!
Three stamps is all you need to enter the grand prize draw. Drop off your passport at a participating location, or at Cabin Radio, to enter. The draw will take place in early February.
The top prize, donated by sponsors Canadian North, is round-trip flights for two from Yellowknife to any of these destinations: Edmonton, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Hay River, or Fort Simpson.
Every burger purchased generates a cash donation to the YK Food Bank, plus you'll be supporting 10 Yellowknife restaurants by taking part.
And just think: by ruining your January diet plan then needing to get back on track, you'll be donating to Yellowknife's locally owned and operated gyms, which appreciate your support. It's a win-win-win.
Meet the burgers
There are 10 burgers we'd like you to meet. Here they are:
BB Cooking at the North Star Building
Arabian Nights Burger – $10 ($2 donated to YK Food Bank)
Ground beef mixed with onion, fresh parsley, cilantro and traditional Moroccan spices, topped with lettuce and tomato
Copperhouse Eatery and Lounge
Beef & Bison Burger – $16 ($1 donated to YK Food Bank)
Ground beef, bison chorizo, sriracha mayo, cheddar, lettuce, pickled beets and roasted tomato
The 88 Burger – $10 ($2 donated to YK Food Bank)
Ground buffalo marinated with Asian curry spices topped with bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and a curry aioli spread
The Dancing Moose Cafe
The Dancing Buffalo – $13 ($2 donated to YK Food Bank)
House-made buffalo burger loaded with cheddar, bacon and sautéed mushrooms on a pretzel bun
Curried Summer – $15 ($1 donated to YK Food Bank)
In-house made veggie patty topped with sliced cucumbers, grilled sliced portabella mushroom, shredded carrots and lettuce, with a red curried mayo on the bun (grilled chicken breast patty available)
Tonkatsu Burger – $10 ($1 donated to YK Food Bank)
Juicy Japanese taste: deep-fried pork cutlet burger with special sauce, cabbage and fresh homemade buns
The Monkey Tree Pub
Bruschetta – $12 ($2 donated to YK Food Bank)
Beef patty topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, smokey bacon pieces and bruschetta mix on a brioche bun
North of 60 Burger – $12 ($2 donated to YK Food Bank)
Bison patty topped with goat cheese, cranberry mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion crisps and prosciutto
Trader's Grill and Trapline Lounge
Wild Swiss Burger – $13 ($1 donated to YK Food Bank)
Grilled boar bacon-wrapped bison burger topped with raclette cheese and tomato on house-made brioche bun
Woodyard Brewhouse and Eatery
The Gordo – $17 ($4 donated to YK Food Bank)
Authentic house-made carnitas pork, AAA Angus patty, verde fresca, pico de gallo and habanero crema on potato chive bun
(Note that the prices above are for the burger only, as that's our focus. It's up to you to add sides at your discretion.)
Remember: collect your passport from any participating location, get three stamps (feel free to try more if you like – Cabin Radio is not a healthcare professional and does not dispense medical advice) and enter to win!
Enjoy Yellowknife Burger Week and thanks for helping the YK Food Bank. Thanks also to organizer Sonia Idir and the event sponsors: Canadian North, CDETNO, and Signed.