ROME, N.Y. — NY burger lovers have narrowed the search for this year’s Best NY Burger down to four. After sifting through many nominations, voters have chosen this year’s final four in the Best NY Burger contest. The restaurants making the Final Four list (in alphabetical order) are:
- Ale n’ Angus Pub, Syracuse, “Hot n Smokey Candied Bacon Burger”
- Ben’s Fresh, Port Jervis, “Benny Burger”
- Illusive Restaurant and Bar, Rensselaer, “Mick Jigga Burger”
- The Angry Garlic, Baldwinsville, “The AG Burger”
To qualify, the burger must be a 100% beef patty or patties, although other ingredients may be added such as spices, and served on a bun, or bread product. Burgers may include any combination of condiments, sauces, cheese or toppings.
The four finalists will all travel to Onondaga Community College in Syracuse on May 10th for the final face off. A panel of judges will taste and score each entry to determine the winner. The champion will be announced May 11th.
The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The Beef Checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB), which administers the national Beef Checkoff program, subject to USDA approval. Consumer-focused and producer-directed, the CBB and its State Beef Council partners are the marketing organization for the largest segment of the food and fiber industry.
–New York Beef Council
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