Yellowknife Burger Week: Winners coming soon

Last modified: February 9, 2021 at 10:39am

The race to savour Yellowknife’s best burgers has concluded for another year. Thanks to everyone who took part in Yellowknife Burger Week 2021 – every meal helped the Food First Foundation.

We’ve now finished accepting your passports at participating restaurants and we’re working out how much you raised to help northern youth get better nutrition.

Prize winners will be drawn on or before February 21.


The rules were simple: from January 27 until February 6, you had to collect at least three stamps from different participating restaurants in your passport, then drop off your passport at any participating restaurant.

You could win a top prize of a weekend getaway for two at Blachford Lake Lodge, complete with flights and meals included. Other prizes include a weekend break at the city’s Explorer Hotel including a three-course dinner and breakfast, or dinner for two in a private teepee at Aurora Village.

Every burger sold raised money for the Food First Foundation, which gets healthy food and nutrition education to kids across the territory.

“I’m really excited for this second edition of Yellowknife Burger Week,” said organizer Sonia Idir before it began on January 27.


“This year we have more burger variety, more vegetarian options and very cool staycation prizes.

“We made the event last 11 days due to smaller capacity in the restaurants, and to allow people to try as many burgers as they can to support restaurants and the Food First Foundation.”

Thanks to Yellowknife Burger Week’s fantastic sponsors, who helped Sonia and Cabin Radio bring this event to you: NWT Tourism, CDÉTNO, and Signed.

Kenneth at Fatburger poses with the establishment’s 2021 entry. Photo: Arnel Vendiola

Meet 2021’s burgers

Fatburger – Back Country Bacon Mushroom Cheddar Burger
$14 – $1 donation to Food First Foundation

Big and juicy 1/3 lb Alberta Angus beef patty topped with two slices of Canadian cheddar cheese, maple bacon, grilled mushrooms, mayo and mustard, on a toasted brioche bun. Dine-in, takeout, & delivery.


Copperhouse Eatery & Lounge – Staycation
$15 – $3 donation. Vegetarian option available

6oz beef patty, guacamole, crisp prosciutto, smoked gouda, cherry ketchup, lettuce, and homemade pickle on an Ace bakery bun. Meatless farm patty available. Dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

Dancing Moose Café – Mushing Mushroom Swiss Burger
$14 – $1 donation. Vegetarian option available

Homemade beef patty with swiss cheese and mushrooms. Homemade carrot-onion-flaxseed patty available. Dine-in and takeout.

The Monkey Tree Pub – Aurora Firecracker
$12 – $2 donation

House-made beef patty topped with lightly spiced BBQ sauce, cheddar,
bacon, cajun crispy fried onion, battered fresh jalapeno, mayo, red onion, lettuce, tomato and pickle, on a brioche bun. Dine-in only.

Woodyard Brewhouse & Eatery – Isolation Burger
$19 – $3 donation

Fried beer-brined chicken breast, swiss cheese, fried pork belly, slaw dressed with beer mustard and covered in maple chicken gravy, all on a waffle bun. Dine-in and takeout.

Ja-Pain Bakery – Spectacular Zangi Burger
$10 – $1 donation

Deep-fried chicken marinated with ginger sauce on Ja-Pain’s special butter roll. Dine-in and takeout.

Stake Restaurant – Frozen Lamb-Burg-Ini
$12 – $2 donation

House-made lamb patty topped with pepper relish, goat cheese, lemon aioli, red onion, lettuce and tomato, on a brioche bun. Dine-in only.

The Black Knight Pub – Long Knights Burger
$19 – $3 donation

Double-decker bison patty with house-made special sauce, lettuce, tomato, house-made pickles, fried onions, aged cheddar, and Applewood smoked bacon, on a three-layer sesame seed bun. Dine-in and takeout.