A Taste of the Burger Bash

One of the signature events at the New York City Wine & Food Festival is the Burger Bash, a competition that this year pitted 20 restaurants against each other to see who grills the best burger. Attendees bestowed that top honor on Abe & Arthur’s “Wisconsin” Cheese Burger, but the mouthwatering roster below is packed with worthy contenders.

ABC Kitchen
New York, NY
Akaushi Cheeseburger with Herbed Mayo: Aged Bloomsday cheese, baby arugula, and pickled jalapenos on a sesame bun with a side of house cut fries; $22

Abe & Arthur’s
New York, NY
The “Wisconsin” Cheese Burger: Topped with half sour pickle, roasted tomato, Joe Widmer’s cheddar and brick cheese spread, Nueske bacon and a rich and spicy sauce served on a homemade brioche bun with truffle fries; $NA

Bark Hot Dogs
New York, NY
The Bark Burger: A patty of short rib, top round and heritage pork jowl on a golden potato bun with bark burger sauce, lettuce, red onion and house-made bread and butter pickles; $6.25

Beauty & Essex
New York, NY
Lamb & Brisket Burger: Spicy garlic aioli, vine ripe tomato, goat-feta and pickled red onion; $NA

New York, NY
Lamb Burger: Seasoned with espelette pepper and marjoram, garnished with roasted tomato, eggplant, zucchini confit, raw fennel and onion with a harissa yogurt sauce; $NA

Bill’s Bar & Burger
New York, NY
Bill’s Mini B Slider: Cooked to perfection and served with cheese, caramelized onions, ketchup, mustard & pickles between a soft slider bun. Sided by crispy sweet tots with jalapeno honey dipping sauce; $7.95

Bobby’s Burger Palace
Philadelphia, PA
Carolina Burger Crunchified: Smoked cheddar, green onion slaw, mustard BBQ sauce and potato chips; $NA

Burger & Barrel
New York, NY
B&B Bison Burger: Bison burger, slab bacon, smoked cheddar & secret sauce served with salt & vinegar potato chips; $NA

Dram Shop
New York, NY
Cheeseburger: Two beef squares, shredded lettuce, tomato, diced onions, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard with a side of fries; $10

DBGB Kitchen and Bar
New York, NY
The Piggie: Beef burger topped with BBQ pulled pork, jalapeño mayonnaise, Boston lettuce, cheddar bun with mustard-vinegar slaw and a side of DBGB BBQ potato chips; $NA

Fresco by Scotto on the Go
New York, NY
The Fresco Burger: Gorgonzola and pancetta burger on a brioche bun; $NA

Holsteins Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, NV
The Gold Standard: Aged beef burger, white cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, oven-roasted tomato, baby arugula and garlic-chive aioli with pork Nachos Libre; $NA

New York, NY
The Marc Royale with Cheese: Pepper-encrusted burger with green peppercorn aioli, iceberg lettuce, cornichon relish and shoestring fries served on a Gruyere bun; $NA

Porter House New York
New York, NY
Two Mikes Burger: it’s the COPPA: The Italo-American burger: Hot coppa, hand-pulled mozzarella and jammy roma tomato with my Grandma’s Zucchini pickles; $NA

Quality Meats
New York, NY
The F*ck Fancy Cheese Burger: Quality meats signature burger featuring American cheese with a side of Broccoli and Cheese bites; $16

Restaurant Marc Forgione
New York, NY
The Hangover Burger: Dry aged burger, everything bun and spicy bacon served with Mangalitsa potato chips with bacon salt; $NA

New York, NY
Schnippers Green Chile Cheeseburger: Signature beef blend, fire-roasted green chilies, aged white cheddar and chipotle dressing with a side of Schnippers Chopped Cole Slaw with blue cheese and toasted almonds; $NA


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