6 Burgers that Wowed the Crowd at Burgers Bourbon + Beer

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