2015 Twin Cities Burger Battle
Published on April 10th, 2015 | by John0
Twin Cities 2nd Annual Burger Battle Set for May 16
From the city that brought you the Juicy Lucy comes this year’s second annual Twin Cities Burger Battle. This year’s event will have thousands of burgers meeting bun just west of the Mississippi at the Minneapolis Armory. With up to 20 new restaurants competing for the Best Burger in the Twin Cities, the Burger Battle promises more variety, more burgers, more beer, and more fun.
Both 2014 Burger Battle Champions B-52 Burgers (Judges Pick) and Gold Nugget (People’s Choice Winner) will be defending their titles against 18 competitors hungry for the coveted title of Best Burger Twin Cities. As of this date, here are the 2015 competing restaurants:
- 5-8 Club
- 7th Street Social
- B-52 Burgers and Crew
- Casper’s & Runyan’s Nook
- Gold Nugget
- My Burger
- Paddy Shack
- Pat’s Tap
- Red Cow
- St. Paul Grill
- The Happy Gnome
- The Salt Cellar
- The Suburban
- Town Hall Tap
- (plus 5 more to be announced)
Tickets and Information:
- Tickets go on sale, April 10, 2015
- Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at the Twin Cities Burger Battle website.
- Must be 21 years or older. ID required to get in.
- The event runs from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
- Complementary beer provided by Sponsors Fulton Brewing and Summit Brewing.
- Live music (bands not yet announced).
Twin Cities Burger Battle founder, and food event veteran Jim Buron brings his passion for burgers in spotlighting his home-state of Minnesota. ‘We believe this area has some of the best burgers in the country,” states Jim. “This year’s Burger Battle enables us to show off more of the culinary capabilities and creativity from a variety of Minnesota establshments.”
To claim the title of Twin Cities Burger Battle Champion, burgers will be judged by a team of chefs, culinary professionals, and local celebrities. Burgers will be judged on presentation, taste, juiciness, creativity and originality. A second award will be given to the burger that wins The People’s Choice Award. All attendees will be given a token to vote for their winning burger.
The format is simple. Each restaurant will prepare one version of a burger ‘slider’ along with a small ‘side’ for approximately 2,000 attendees. The burger created by each participating restaurant can be any burger of their choosing be it a new creation or an existing burger from their menu. Expect the traditional and non-traditional including sides ranging from french fries and cheese curds to grilled fruits and vegetables. Checkout our recap of the 2104 Burger Battle to learn more.
Participants can eat all the burgers they want for 3 hours including beer and water provided by Fulton and Summit. Additional activities will be provided by this year’s sponsors including KDWB, K-FAN, and German Fest. Host and commentary will be provided celebrity couple Falen from KDWB and KFAN’s “Meatsauce” Paul Lambert.
Be sure to get your tickets quickly as last year’s sold out two weeks prior to the event.