6 Burgers that Wowed the Crowd at Burgers Bourbon + Beer

You missed the party, but you should totally seek these out on your own

If you smelled chargrilled meat in the air downtown last night, chances are the aroma was wafting from the BLOC, where local restaurants gathered for our annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer event.

None of the burgers disappointed, but intrepid attendees still cast votes in four categories: Best Patty, Tastiest Sauce, Most Creative, and an overall People’s Choice. Los Angeles‘ critics (aka food editor Garrett Snyder and digital editor Gwynedd Stuart) also picked a fave, as did our sponsor Genesis, which crowned one sandwich Genesis’ Best Burger.

Also in the house? HiHo Cheeseburger, which accepted an award for winning our annual Burger Bracket for a second year in a row.

BBB won’t be back for another year, but in the meantime here are some photos to drool over and inspo for your next L.A. burger adventures.

Best Patty: STK Steakhouse

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Lil’ BRG: Wagyu beef with special sauce on a sesame seed bun.

Tastiest Sauce: George’s Burger Stand

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Pastrami Burger: 100 percent certified Angus chuck patty, black rub pastrami, grilled onions, dijonnaise, longhorn cheese.

Most Creative: Umami Burger

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The Hampton Burger: Two Wagyu patties, shredded lettuce with a green chili vinaigrette, pickled beet slice, roasted tomatoes, American cheese, crumbled feta, mustard, onions, and mayo.

People’s Choice: Rappahannock Oyster Bar

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Rapp Burger: Caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, b&b pickles, and smokey sauce.

Critics’ Choice: Button Mash

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Classic Double Cheeseburger: Ground chuck & sirloin blend, house made pickles, Boston lettuce, and American cheese on a Bimbo bun.

Genesis’ Best Burger: The Left Handed Cook

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The Rizzo: Mochi chorizo patty (beef/pork), kimchi, American cheese, bacon gravy, pickled jalapeño salsa, and onion jam on a brioche bun.

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