The burger bash was tonight and what an epic battle it was! KO Prime’s benefit for Autism Speaks featured 10
Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 – Demerits for using a whole wheat bun. The sauce gave the burger a “Big Mac” taste.
Brooke Vasika from The Bristol Lounge – My favorite was the winner of the night. It was served on peppered brioche with foie gras, tomato and bearnaise sauce and a potato ring on top. The potato ring was deceiving, as it looked just like an onion ring and my friend Charles proclaimed, “I don’t like it; it doesn’t have any onion favor.” Apparently, Charles’s palate can’t be fooled.
Jamie Bissonette of Toro and Coppa – My second favorite (also inline with the voting). This burger had the most flavorful and tender meat. I think it was a blend of shortribs and chuck? It was delicious and R voted it top burger.
Jay Haaj from Mike's City Diner – This had some nice Middle Eastern spices and was served on a flatbread type bun.
Louis di Biccari of Sel De La Terre – A very plain burger, but well seasoned with Provencal spices.
Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger – Oh Ming, I still love you, but a panko encrusted shrimp patty does not make a burger, even if the oxtail fondue was delicious. R voted yours third; he gave you extra points for originality.
Tyler Potter from Lower Depths – This was one of the later burgers I tried. Clearly it wasn’t that memorable, as I don’t remember anything about it. Sorry. Maybe it was the one with a spicy sauce?
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Evan Deluty from Stella – This was served on sandwich bread and while the top was nice and toasty, the bottom was a soggy mess.
KO Prime Burger – Another foie gras topped entry. The meat was good, but I found the bun a little thick for the size of the burger. I think it suffered from the ratio issue that a lot of sliders have.
Some of the burgers were served as sliders while others were full sized burgers cut in to quarters. Given that a slider is close to a half burger than a quarter and that I had to have a second sample of the Bristol Burger (for science) I estimate I consumed about 3 large burgers.
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