Burgers are John’s favorite food. Really, after all of the things I have cooked for him, the man could survive on eating a burger a day and be 100% satisfied with his life. I don’t know what it is about the way beef comes together in a patty that makes him swoon, but I know the way to his heart is through a burger.
Indianapolis is bursting with burger restaurants, and the Second Annual Indy Burger Battle benefitting Building Tomorrow is an event that no burger lover will want to miss. They reached out to me a few months ago about being a celebrity judge and I could not refuse a chance to try the best of the best burgers that Indy has to offer.
What can you expect to taste? Last year’s burger submissions included:
- Black bean burger with guacamole, lettuce, tomato and onion from Chatham Tap
- Jim Beam honey BBQ sauce burger with cheese and the fixings from Stacked Pickle
- Half pound grilled burger topped with pulled BBQ rib meat and fried onion curls from Weber Grill
Is your mouth watering yet? If my keyboard stops working it’s because I may have drooled all over it.
Here are the details you need to know if you are interested in attending this awesome event:
WHEN: Saturday, August 2 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Voting ends at 3:30 PM)
WHERE: The Rathskeller Biergarten (401 E Michigan St)
TICKETS: $25 online, $30 at the door if available, $15 vegetarian option (full-size veggie burger for those non-meat eaters out there) – purchase here: http://www.buildingtomorrow.org/zeta/happenings/burger-battle/
WHY: All proceeds benefit Building Tomorrow, an Indianapolis based nonprofit that supports the development of school-centric communities through the construction of community-built primary schools and the training and capacity building of local school management teams.
This year’s challengers include:
- Between the Bun (Greenwood)
- Binkley’s Kitchen and Bar (Kessler and College)
- Colts Grille (Downtown)
- Drake’s (E 82nd)
- Punch Burger (Downtown)
- Sinking Ship (49th and College)
- Stacked Pickle (Multiple Indy Locations)
- Weber Grill (Downtown)
- Sahm’s Tavern (Downtown)
- 96th Street Steakburger (North Indy)
But that’s not all!
As a judge for this contest, I want to hear what qualities you look for in a great burger. Juicy meat but no soggy bun? Creativity of condiments? Or do you stay traditional with lettuce, tomato and cheese?
One Indy burger lover will win TWO tickets to the Indy Burger Battle by answering that question and by entering via the Rafflecopter below. I’ll choose a winner on Tuesday, July 22 and will notify you through the email you provide. Good luck!