I finally got to meet the guy behind one of Winnipeg's best food blogs "Burger Club - Winnipeg," while shooting a story about 100 years of Reubens. Go figure. It turns out that the burger club isn't the only menu item Tim Turner and his crew have sunk their teeth into. There is the Clubhouse Connoisseur Club, the League of Super Gyros, and the Reuben Rabble.
Tim has done such a great job promoting local eateries he has even been called upon to judge best burger contests.
Between shooting a cover photo for the story and eating his "Rachel" which is exactly the same as the Reuben, except roasted turkey takes the place of corned beef, I chatted with Tim about his search for the best burger.
What would be one of the biggest criticisms you have during your search for the best burger?
"The attention for the bun isn't always the same as the attention given to the patty. So, we've had a lot of fantastic burgers on a pretty average bun."
Is there a burger outside of Winnipeg you wished you could show your friends here?
"Back in December a little subset of the burger club went to Los Vegas and we dined at the Heart-attack Grill on Fremont. That was a riot. There if you don't finish your burger you get spanked..."
What is the best burger you have ever had?
"I make a pretty good burger myself!"