Can you even imagine no Uptown Burger Week? It’s almost impossible. Let’s think back ten years. A young professional gent with dreams of burgers and burgers and burgers, had an idea. He made his way to the Uptown Saint John Business Improvement Association with a vision of an Uptown Burger Week. He came continually, actually, persistently and often… and he didn’t give up. We were intrigued, and with his help, we pulled together our inaugural Uptown Burger Week in May of 2014. 13 Uptown restaurants had their chefs slap out burgers that satisfied the masses. Uptown Burger Week was born, and we haven’t looked back. The beginnings of the Peanut Butter Burger. The famous Dessert Burger. Sliders, Veggy, Fish, and Foul – we have had it all! Our uptown chefs aim to please and, yes – we will continue to eat it up! We are happily 10 years, and counting!

PS ..thank you, Trent. You are legendary and our burger bellies are grateful!

Let’s Meet Trent

Trent Seely is a local writer and burger evangelist who came to UptownSJ a decade ago with a mission to celebrate local food. This delicious collaboration has led to 10 years of Burger Week, showcasing dozens of Uptown Saint John restaurants and hundreds of burgers. When he isn’t Uptown for a bite, you’ll find him at Heroes’ Beacon, Scheherazade’s Books, or Java Moose.

PSS.. Here is the very first Uptown Burger Week poster for the inaugural event in 2014!

The original 13 restaurants who participated are; Britt’s Pub & Eatery, Church Street Steakhouse, Decimal 81, East Coast Bistro, Grannan’s Seafood Restaurant, Jungle Jim’s, Mexicali Rosa’s, Relish Gourmet Burgers, Rocky’s Sports Bar, Ryan Duffy’s Steak & Seafood, Saint John Alehouse, Taste of Egypt, York Bistro + Pub.


Thank you to all our Uptown Restaurants and Chefs for all your creative burgers and hard work bringing our Uptown Burger Week to life every year!


An Uptown Saint John BIA marketing initiative cooked up each year by the collective efforts of Uptown businesses.