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Avalon Bistro and Bar

Bainbridge Street Barrel House

Barbuzzo

Bernie’s University City

Black Cat Tavern

Brick and Brew

Brickwall Tavern & Dining

BurgerFi

Chic-a-delphia

Cibo Bistro & Wine Bar

Craftsman Row

Culture on the Circle

Elevation Burger

Frankie and Jimmy D’s

GreenHouse, New Hope

Happy Rooster

Hard Rock Café

Harper’s Garden

Hip City Veg & Bombon Bar

Independence Prime

JT Brewskis Pub

Lucky’s Last Chance

m2o Burger

MilkBoy

Misconduct Tavern

 

 

Moonshine Philly

Outlaw’s Burger Barn & Creamery

Pineville Tavern

PJ Clarke’s

Profeta Farms

Prohibition Tap Room

Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft

Rouge

Rogues Gallery

Sabrina’s Cafe

Second District Brewing

South Bowl

Steam Pub

Stove and Tap

Taproom on 19th

The Bercy

The Common

The Red Owl Tavern

Three Monkey’s Café

Tradesman PHL

Tredici Enoteca

Twenty Manning

Twisted Tail

Village Whiskey

TV:

Aunyea Lachelle, NBC 10

Candace Johnson, Fox 29

Howard Monroe, CBS 3

Jessica Boyington, 6 ABC

Khiree Stewart, PHL 17

Mike Jerrick, Fox 29 Good Day

Pat Gallen, CBS 3

Shaina Humpries, Fox 29

Radio:

Brian McKay, WXTU

Casey Boy, WMMR

Cyndy Drew, WMGK

Donnie Black, Ben FM

Matt Cord, Ben FM

Steve Morrison, WMMR

Print:

A.D. Amorosi

Allie Volpe

Bethany Ao, Inquirer

Claudia Christian, University City Review/Philly Free Press

Danya Henninger, Billy Penn

Denny Dryoff, Chester County Times

Drew Lazor

Eddie Keels, PhillyCurrent Magazine

Jenny DeHuff

Larry Nichols, Philly Gay News

Laura Swartz, Philly Family Magazine & Main Line Parent

Marielle Mondon, Philly Voice and Thrillist

Mike Klein, Inquirer

Molly Given, Metro

Nick Vadala, Inquirer 

Sinead Cummings, Philly Voice

Stacey, Philly Story

Tara Nurnin

Sponsors:

Bev Guinto, Sysco

Ceola Williams, PHL Airport

Chef Joe Gudonis, Sysco

Laura Burkhardt, Visit Philly

Jenny DeHuff

Michael Hays, PHL Airport

Mike Guinto, Sysco

Shawn Bird

Trudy Tyler, PHL Airport

Bloggers:

Hector Nunez, Wooder Ice

Jacklin Altman, Food by the Gram

Josh Moore, Josh Eats Philly

Kass Dahlquist, Philly Food Girl

Mimi Wong, What’s On Mimi’s Mind

Roberta Pipito, Homemade Delish

Restaurants:

Bill and John Vesper, Vesper Brothers

Bridget Foy, Bridget Foy’s and Cry Baby Pasta

Chef Bobby Saritsoglou and Christina Kallas, Stina

Frank Olivere, Pat’s Steaks

Joseph Schultice, Nick’s Bar and Grille, Home of Zagat’s #1 Burger

Nicole Viechnicki, Nick’s Bar and Grille, Home of Zagat’s #1 Burger

Judge’s Choice

1st Place: 
Lucky’s Last Chance (Manayunk and South Philadelphia)
 

The Pickle Monster: 2 quarter-pound beef patties, American cheese, pickles, fried pickles, dill-flavor potato chips, pickle relish, and pickle aioli on a butter-toasted Liscio’s pub roll.

2nd Place: 
The Bercy (Ardmore)
 

Wagyu Burger Boa: pickled cucumber, spicy aioli, pickled vegetables, beef wagyu patty, sesame seeds & bao bun.

3rd Place: 
Moonshine Philly (Pennsport)
 

The Pennsport: Crispy prosciutto, mozzarella, caramelized onions, basil aioli, arugula, tomato jam on a garlic-toasted bun

People’s Choice

1st Place: 
Bainbridge Street Barrel House (Queen Village)
 

Home Grown: An 8-ounce brisket burger blend, Green Meadow Farm horseradish cheddar, fig aioli, shredded lettuce, plum shishito bacon jam, and fried shallots.

2nd Place: 
Hard Rock Cafe (Center City)

Guinness burger (sliders): Signature steak-burger blend, whiskey bacon jam with Guinness cheese sauce, leaf lettuce, and tomato

3rd Place: 
Lucky’s Last Chance (Queen Village and Manayunk)
 

The Pickle Monster: 2 quarter-pound beef patties, American cheese, pickles, fried pickles, dill-flavor potato chips, pickle relish, and pickle aioli on a butter-toasted Liscio’s pub roll.

Instagram-Worthy

The Sauce Boss:
 

The Ultimate Breakfast Burger from Steam Pub in Southampton: 8-ounce chuck burger, slow-cooked candied chili bacon and American cheese in between French toast topped with a fried egg and maple syrup. (This burger is on Steam Pub’s menu.)

Best Stack:
 

The Home Grown from Bainbridge Street Barrel House: An 8-ounce brisket burger blend, Green Meadow Farm horseradish cheddar, fig aioli, shredded lettuce, plum shishito bacon jam, and fried shallots.

The Most Photogenic:
 

The Pennsport from Moonshine Philly in Pennsport: Crispy prosciutto, mozzarella, caramelized onions, basil aioli, arugula, and tomato jam on a garlic-toasted bun.

Cocktail Winners

1st Place: 
Twisted Tail 
(Society Hill)
 
2nd Place:
Ripplewood
 (Ardmore)
 
3rd Place: 
Brick & Brew
 (Media, Havertown, and Malvern)
 
Honorable Mention: 
Harper’s Garden 
(Rittenhouse)
 

Judge’s Choice

1st Place: 
Lucky’s Last Chance (Manayunk and South Philadelphia)
 

The Pickle Monster: 2 quarter-pound beef patties, American cheese, pickles, fried pickles, dill-flavor potato chips, pickle relish, and pickle aioli on a butter-toasted Liscio’s pub roll.

2nd Place: 
The Bercy (Ardmore)
 

Wagyu Burger Boa: pickled cucumber, spicy aioli, pickled vegetables, beef wagyu patty, sesame seeds & bao bun.

3rd Place: 
Moonshine Philly (Pennsport)
 

The Pennsport: Crispy prosciutto, mozzarella, caramelized onions, basil aioli, arugula, tomato jam on a garlic-toasted bun

People’s Choice

1st Place: 
Bainbridge Street Barrel House (Queen Village)
 

Home Grown: An 8-ounce brisket burger blend, Green Meadow Farm horseradish cheddar, fig aioli, shredded lettuce, plum shishito bacon jam, and fried shallots.

2nd Place: 
Hard Rock Cafe (Center City)

Guinness burger (sliders): Signature steak-burger blend, whiskey bacon jam with Guinness cheese sauce, leaf lettuce, and tomato

3rd Place: 
Lucky’s Last Chance (Queen Village and Manayunk)
 

The Pickle Monster: 2 quarter-pound beef patties, American cheese, pickles, fried pickles, dill-flavor potato chips, pickle relish, and pickle aioli on a butter-toasted Liscio’s pub roll.

Instagram-Worthy

The Sauce Boss:
 

The Ultimate Breakfast Burger from Steam Pub in Southampton: 8-ounce chuck burger, slow-cooked candied chili bacon and American cheese in between French toast topped with a fried egg and maple syrup. (This burger is on Steam Pub’s menu.)

Best Stack:
 

The Home Grown from Bainbridge Street Barrel House: An 8-ounce brisket burger blend, Green Meadow Farm horseradish cheddar, fig aioli, shredded lettuce, plum shishito bacon jam, and fried shallots.

The Most Photogenic:
 

The Pennsport from Moonshine Philly in Pennsport: Crispy prosciutto, mozzarella, caramelized onions, basil aioli, arugula, and tomato jam on a garlic-toasted bun.

Cocktail Winners

1st Place: 
Twisted Tail 
(Society Hill)
 
2nd Place:
Ripplewood
 (Ardmore)
 
3rd Place: 
Brick & Brew
 (Media, Havertown, and Malvern)
 
Honorable Mention: 
Harper’s Garden 
(Rittenhouse)
 

Philly Burger Brawl will celebrate nine years of culinary competition. We will continue to advance and support literacy programs through technology in underserved neighborhoods of the Philadelphia School District.

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