Last week we visited Richard Wolak a.k.a Vancouver Foodster‘s first ever Burger Palooza YVR, along with our pals Emily from The Fat Pigs and Charles from Zook-it Photograpghy.

Richard has always got some type of food event happening around the city, like his Taco Challenege going on right now, or Tasting Plates Main Street taking place tomorrow — so if you’ve yet to experience one for yourself, we’d recommend you put it on your to do list.

We joined a ton of fellow foodies and burger enthusiasts who also took the afternoon to scarf down a variety of burger creations, and hit up all five restaurants taking part in the challenge. Of course the weather wasn’t cooperating that day, so we had the pleasure of Charles zipping us around from location to location, which was a nice treat for us Transit-shlepping regulars.

Milestones Robson were offering up a Stacked Burger along with a Tuna Taco side paired with a glass of King Imperial Hefeweizen from Howe Sound Brewery.

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Kobob Burger were doing their unique Mini Bulgogi rice burger with marinated pork and veggies with a side of kimchi and a Korean pancake. This was interesting, albeit hard to eat with your hands, but we all thought the flavours were fantastic overall.

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Bismarck Bar did their Bismarck Chorizo Prawn Slider a Bismarck Chorizo Prawn, Goat Cheese, house pickled red onion, lettuce, paprika aioli on a slider style Brioche Bun. Points for fries, as Charles said during our visit. They were good, too.

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Yagger’s Downtown served their Yagger’s Famous Cow Burger, made with organic beef and pork seasoned with chipotle peppers, peppercorn, mayo and topped with aged white cheddar oh and double smoked bacon. Their second burger was a Chorizo Burger blended with beef topped with an apple slaw and their “Mac & Not so Blue Cheese” made white cheddar and Gorgonzola cream sauce on jumbo mac noodles, garnished with fresh brushetta.

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BuckStop served their delicious mini Venison Burgers stuffed with blue cheese and mushrooms with a side of homemade potato chips and horseradish aioli.

We found each place offered something unique for Burger Palooza YVR, however by the end of it we were getting meat sweats. There is ultimately only so many burgers one can consume in a three-hour period!

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Disclaimer – Our experience was courtesy of Vancouver Foodster, however all opinions are always ours.