The Main Dish – Calgary

So as you may have read in my Ship & Anchor post, there were some logistical issues in attending as many Burger Battle spots as I would have liked.

I totally take the blame to some extent due to schedule, budgeting etc. but also logistics came into play. You see on the last day of the battle (procrastinator, I know) – I made plans with my aunt to head to Grate and Barrel for the Jann Arden.

However, fun fact, Grate and Barrel is closed Sundays and Mondays. Luckily there were several other options in Bridgeland so we headed up the road to The Main Dish.

I’d been here before to grab some quick bites for lunch. Love the layout and the soup has always been spot-on, but today was all about the burger. The Main Dish dubbed their offering The Beyond Breakfast Burger.


A turkey patty ground with a pumpkin seed pesto, maple aioli, crispy pancetta, arugula, sunny side egg and a brioche bun.

The egg was cooked perfectly and the yolk drizzled down the side in a very suggestive manner – the patty was well cooked and flavourful and the arugula, of course added that nice fresh bite.


Where the burger fell short for me was the maple aoili, I just wasn’t a fan of having that almost too-sweet element with each bite. But every bite is in the beholder!

Where the dish fell short, was the side of sweet potato fries. Both my cousin and I selected them and they weren’t warm, were a bit on the limp side and were too over-spiced earning me a date with some Tums later that evening.

For the other sides my aunt raved about the soup, and the salad looked nice and fresh.

After a tweet from Burger 320 inviting us over, we headed back up the street to the Bridgeland location – which I absolutely adore! They had burger battle flyers up, but…were only actually serving the Burger Battle burger at their Kensington location. A bit odd, but FOILED again.

Need to get out earlier, and do some more homework next year, but a huge congratulations to YYC Burger Battle for doing a great thing.

Atmosphere: 3.5
Service: 4
Food: 3

The Main Dish Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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