April 13, 2012
Sac Burger Battle: the competition should be intense

Thumbnail image for burgerbattle.jpgI don't know how they're going to do this, but it should be fun trying. The folks behind "Sacramento Burger Battle" are planning an event for September in which they will invite the many restaurants with excellent burgers to put forth their best entries.

Then a panel of judges will somehow pick the best one. It should be brutal. As we have pointed out many times, Sacramento has some great burgers -- and the list keeps growing. My recent contender for best burger is Restaurant Thir13en. Then I start thinking about all the others -- Hawks, Mulvaney's, Formoli's, Juno's, The Eatery, Willie's, Scott's Burger Shack -- and start to wonder: can anyone eat all of these at a competition and stay alive long enough to declare a winner?

One way or another, I suppose we'll have our answer in September. Sounds like a great idea, a fun event, a good cause (charity) and good publicity for the Sacramento food scene. To keep up with details as they become available, including a specific date and venue, go here.

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.

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