Festivals & Events March 16, 2018

5 Reasons to Chow Down During Halifax Burger Week 2018

March is here and in Halifax that means that one of the BEST weeks of the year is just around the corner. We’re counting down the days until The Coast’s 6th Annual Halifax Burger Week!

From March 22-28, 2018, take advantage of this city-wide burger eating celebration; get together with friends and try out a new restaurant or burger!

While we definitely don’t think you require any more reason to get out and indulge in some delicious burgs, just in case you need a little more convincing, here are five reasons to chow down during Halifax Burger Week:

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1 – So. Many. Options.

With a record 125 participating restaurants, we have no doubt that you’ll find a burger that fits your taste and appetite!

Chefs from around the city come up with some really interesting combinations of flavours, and often the Burger Week specials are one-time-only offers that aren’t normally on the menu. That means that if there’s a burger you REALLY want to try, don’t wait, just go!

2 – You’ll support local families in need WHILE consuming delicious burgers

Burger Week is not only a chance to support local business owners, it’s a chance to contribute to the community in a big way!

Filter the Burger Lineup for Feed NS Burgers, as a portion of each sale goes to Feed Nova Scotia. Since the first Burger Week in 2013, the event has helped raise $175,000, enough for Feed NS to distribute over 260,000 meals’ worth of donated food across Nova Scotia.

3 – It’s affordable, so you really can participate!

Given the endless choices, you’re sure to find a burger in your price point, but if you’re trying to watch your spending you’re in luck; plenty of restaurants are offering special $6 burgers for this week only.

Big budget not needed – just dig through those couch cushions for a few coins and you’ve got yourself a filling and flavourful dinner!

4 – You could WIN free beer for a year!

Make sure you pick up a 2018 Burger Week Passport and get it stamped at each place you visit – this isn’t just a way to track your journey, but also a ticket to awesome prizes.

If you get 3 or more Burger Week stamps from any of the 125 participating restaurants and put your passport into a ballot box, you will be entered to win Beer for a Year from Moosehead Breweries. As if you need an excuse to eat more burgers!

Download the 2018 Burger Week Passport and get started!

Fine print: You must be 19+ to be elligible to win. Passports can also be dropped or mailed to The Coast, 2309 Maynard Street, Halifax NS B3K 3T8. You have until Tuesday, April 3, to submit your passport.

5 – Get the VIP treatment

While walking or driving between restaurants, keep your eyes open for the MINIburger car (aka a MINI Cooper from MINI Halifax painted like a burger).

The Coast will be running a contest to win door-to-door service to your favourite Burger Week restaurant in the burgered-out MINI (aka the #MINIBurger).

To Win: Just spot the MINI, snap a photo and tag it with #BurgerValet on Instagram or Twitter. They’ll draw a total of seven winners (one per day) throughout Burger Week, Mar. 22-28.

So what does this mean for you?

This means MARK YOUR CALENDARS and GET PLANNING! Halifax Burger Week 2018 takes place March 22-28, so be sure to get out and enjoy at least one burger during this awesome event.

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originally published March 2016 – updated March 2018