The Denver Burger Battle Features All The Best Burgers

Thrillist, “All the Best Burgers from one of the Country’s Best Burger Competitions,” by Lee Breslouer, 8/12/2014

Everyone loves a good burger. Keenan and Kel proved that, and no one has been able to argue otherwise. But to make a truly great burger, sometimes you have to go beyond the usual American cheese and bacon toppings and pull out all the stops.

There were plenty of stops on display at Denver’s annual Burger Battle, a ferocious competition between the Mile High City’s top restaurants fighting to be named the best burger in town. And as you’ll soon see, these burgers are also some of the best in the country. We’ll prove it:

The competition

Twelve Denver-area restaurants (this isn’t just a competition between burger joints — many of these spots bring serious culinary chops to the table) all doled out samples of a quarter of a burger to the hungry crowds.

A panel of four chefs were given the task of tasting all the burgers and selecting a champion, while the crowd favorite won a People’s Choice award. This is completely unrelated to the televised People’s Choice Awards, which had a category called “Favorite TV Bromance”. There’s no joke here, we just thought that was noteworthy.

Larkburger’s All American

Larkburger's All American at the Denver Burger Battle

A fast-growing chainlet founded in Vail, Larkburger showed why they attract so many burger lovers into their doors each day by serving up a 1/2lb all-natural burger with all the trimmings: tomato, onion, Vail Valley rocket, and Oregon cheddar on a brioche bun.

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