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Whistle Pig (and other Winnipeg burgers)

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51 Re: Whistle Pig (and other Winnipeg burgers) on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:41 pm


AGEsAces wrote:
Goth_chic wrote:I've heard wonderful things about Boon burger.

Probably from a vegetarian...and what do THEY know about a good burger?

To me, it's quite hypocritical that they would call it a "burger" joint anyway...

and yes, i know...we've had the whole thread about that already.

The reviews came from meat eaters NOT vegetarians. Open your mind and try something healthy. LOL

52 Re: Whistle Pig (and other Winnipeg burgers) on Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:28 pm


I've been to Boon Burger. It was OK. If I were a vegetarian or vegan, I'd love the place. But I'm an omnivore, so I have tastier options available.

I hear they're opening another branch in the Exchange District. I'm sure they'll do very well there.

I should probably put this in the 5 Guys thread, but it's a possibility that 5 Guys may be opening in the little strip mall built in front of the Kenaston Sobeys. I was at the MTS store, and they told me an un-named burger place would be opening in the same mall. When 5 Guys first announced they would be opening in Winnipeg, a Kenaston/McGillivray (or somewhere around there) location was mentioned.

53 Re: Whistle Pig (and other Winnipeg burgers) on Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:12 am


If you enjoy forays into eating vegetarian/clean eating, Boon Burger is really good and has a lot of options. I happened to have gone on a day when their POS system went down and they weren't able to process orders electronically or process payment via debit/credit, but that's beyond control. The food was good.

54 Re: Whistle Pig (and other Winnipeg burgers) on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:53 am


I was out doing errands yesterday and drove past a burger place called The Burger Place. Since I never get out in those parts (west Portage Ave), I made a quick right turn and had lunch there.

Their fries are really good. They use freshly cut potatoes (maybe--they looked like freshly cut potatoes, but I didn't ask if they were) and they don't undercook them. Nice crispy bits in there.

The burger wasn't bad. I had a cheeseburger which has chili, pickles, and onions. I would have liked a tomato on ot, but I think I ordered wrong. Maybe I should have had a deluxe cheeseburger? The bun was a bit large for the burger--I'd have preferred something a little smaller. It was a little dry, too (the bun--the burger was moist). But I'd eat it again.

It takes a long time to get your order, but at least they cook the burgers a la minute instead of precooking and leaving them on a warmer all day. I'd go back if I were in the area.

55 Re: Whistle Pig (and other Winnipeg burgers) on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:04 pm


Zax isn't bad. I had a Fat Boy and I thought the burger was well cooked (hand-formed patty, moist though not juicy) but a little flavourless.

I really liked the fries. Lots of crispy bits.

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