Hello Winnipeg, we are Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant. We’re passionate about food, but not about cooking. After growing tired of everyday chain restaurants, we began our search for the best hidden eateries the city has to offer. Ever wonder if that trendy new place is worth the money; or if that greasy burger joint lives up to all the hype? Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant!
Nuburger: Healthy Gourmet Burgers
[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:10537995466[/flickr]Nuburger (formerly Unburger) is an unconventional burger joint on Stradbrook Avenue that is anything but a greasy spoon. When we first saw this place, we assumed based on their name that they specialized in vegan burgers. The “un” however, actually represents their commitment to being the opposite of greasy fast food chains. They do have a veggie burger, but more importantly, they offer fresh, local meat and build their burgers with high-quality toppings and sauces. Bison patties are also available for an extra charge.
In fact, Nuburger took the top spot for this summer’s Burger Wars and after trying their food, it was easy to see why. Some of the unique creations on their menu include the Blueberry Yum Yum (blueberry BBQ sauce, goat cheese, balsamic onions, herb mayo) or the Drunken Aussie (pineapple, sunny-side up egg, beets, bacon, bothwell cheddar). Chicken burger options include things like the Mango & Curry (curried mangos, apple fennel slaw, sweet-chili mayo) or the spicy Shanghai.
[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:10537995076[/flickr]On our visit we tried the Drunken Aussie and the Delicious n Tasty Cheddar. Both burgers were packed full of flavor and very filling. They are not greasy at all, and actually taste as real and fresh as they claim to be. As a side, we chose the Shareables, which is a mix of sweet potato and regular fries and two dipping sauces.
Next time you’re looking for a quick and casual meal that also happens to be fresh, unique and tasty; try Nuburger.
472 Stradbrook Ave.