There is a twist in this year’s Nebraska Beef Council’s Best Burger Contest. Director of Marketing Adam Wegner says Nebraskans will still be able to nominate their best burger restaurants August 1st through the 20th by logging on to nebeef.org.
Wegner says, “On the 21st of August we will be announcing the top five finalists. Those five restaurants will have the opportunity to go to the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island and prepare their burgers for a panel of judges who will then determine the winner.”
Wegner says this will make the Best Burger Contest more of a head-to-head competition. It will create a fun event that people can come and watch the restaurants prepare the burgers and see the judging. This way the public gets involved by nominating their favorite burger joint and then head to the fair to see the outcome.
The final judging event will be held Friday, September 4th at the Raising Nebraska Building on the fairgrounds.
Past winners include the Cellar Bar & Grill in Kearney, the Peppermill Restaurant & Lounge in Valentine and two-time winner Stella’s Bar & Grill in Bellevue.