Breakfast Television Burger Battle, Day 2: Boogie’s Burgers, Calgary
WATCH the Boogie’s video recap on BT’s site.
Time: 7:20 am. Breakfast of gluttons. Or the indecisive, who can’t decide between a hot dog or a hamburger.
Judges: Me (the newly minted Metro Calgary Lunch Rush columnist), Cheap Eats author and critic John Gilchrist, Kitchen Scraps author and illustrator Pierre Lamielle.
Criteria: 5 points each for Taste, Presentation, Value.
Eats: Jebb’s Doggie burger, named after former Breakfast Television host and standup comedian, Jebb Fink. The burger consists of: one patty (we added a second), cheddar, bacon, 100% all beef weiner, Boogie’s signature red sauce, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, pickles on the side. Unlike at Five Guys’, extra bacon and extra cheese costs more here.
Scoring: Tune in to BT Calgary on Friday May 13th for the burger battle winner. Results will also be posted here thereafter.
Thoughts: Toasted and heavily-sesame-d bun: check. Burger circumference: nearly the size of my head (I do like that the burger is spread out though). Caloric intake: more than anyone should experience immediately upon waking. This burger contains shredded lettuce, aka, the bane of my existence; however, the slice of real cheddar cheese compensated for this fact. Read More
Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think I’d be getting my Jughead-on. In the morning. On live TV, to boot. Woohoo!
From May 9th to 13th on Breakfast Television Calgary, I will be judging burgers alongside Kitchen Scraps author Pierre Lamielle and Cheap Eats author and Calgary Herald’s food reviewer John Gilchrist.
The burgers will be judged on taste, presentation and value.
The schedule is as follows:
- Monday May 9: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
- Tuesday May 10: Boogies Burgers
- Wednesday May 11: Burger Inn
- Thursday May 12: Fatburger
- Friday May 13: Kulinary Kids (to reveal the winner!)
I hope you’ll tune in to see the early meat-eating.
To prepare for these horrifically early mornings, I’ve put myself on a modified sleep schedule. Today I woke up at 8:00 a.m. I have two more days to change that to 5:30 a.m….wish me luck.
If you love burgers, please comment and let me know why you love them so.
Thank you to Joelk75 for the photo.