HFX Burger Week… Hali Deli Burger

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Burger at Hali Deli

 

On the first day of #hfxburgerweek I tiptoed through the snowbanks and made it down to a packed Hali Deli on Agricola Street for lunch.  Despite the waist high snow and sporadic sidewalk clearing, it was a bright, sunny, even warm day – a perfect start for the week when everyone gets out of the house to hunt for burgers.  Hali Deli had tweeted just an hour before that they were ready to go for Burger Week shortly after 12 noon.  When I got there, they were almost full. I had been dreaming about this burger for a while.  I sat at the retro bar and chatted with Mike as he poured drinks, made milkshakes and distributed mile high burgers.  Owner Victor Fineberg was on hand and we had a chat about their recent showing on YOU GOTTA EAT HERE – a great spot.  Daniel was working his magic in the kitchen and my burger came out in no time.  This is one of amazing $5 burger deals for #hfxburgerweek and it really is a deal. image6

The thing that really makes this one of my favourite burgers in town is the crispy potato latke inside.  The potato is a great flavour pairing, but the way they crisp up the nice thin latke gives you the best crunch when you bite in.  Because of the storm the day before, Victor said he was running out to their bakery first thing in the morning to pick up their famous burger buns – and man, those were fresh.  I noticed that Daniel gave them a little time on the grill, too, as the bottom crust was crispy with a little fat, just like a grilled cheese.  You can tell they make the patties with 100% beef, by hand – no fillers here.  There’s a wicked slice of smoked meat in there, too, lots of fresh, thick sliced red onion, lettuce and tomato.  The crowning glory is owner/chef Sybil’s own sweet relish on the top – bright red and full of flavour.

Don’t miss this Hali Deli burger –  and while you’re here, you’ll find you just can’t go home without trying the BEST hand cut fries in town, and Sybil’s triple layer chocolate cake.  This is old school deli at its best.

Hali Deli North End Halifax

 

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