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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

2015 Pasadena Cheeseburger Challenge Results Released


BEACON MEDIA NEWS — Cheeseburger Challenge Results Released

Pasadena celebrated all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week Jan. 11th to 16th. Visitors enjoyed food created especially for the event, took advantage of great deals and meals, followed cheeseburger crawls and voted in the 2015 Cheeseburger Challenge. In all, 1596 votes were cast in the Cheeseburger Challenge to determine favorites in 14 categories ranging from Favorite Burger to favorite Dessert after a Burger. (Not everyone voted in each category.)

Here are the results of the 2015 Cheeseburger Challenge. Thank you to all the restaurant participants and everyone who voted in this year’s Challenge. Congratulations to those named Favorites in these categories.

Favorite Burger:
1. Dog Haus 20.1%
2. Meat District Company 15.8%
3. Slater’s 50/50 12.2%

Favorite Lunch Counter Burger:
1. The Counter 33.2%
2. Pie ‘n Burger 26.3%
3. Jake’s Pasadena 23.1%

Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger
1. Pie ‘n Burger 26.1%
2. Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 25%
3. The Counter 12.4%

Favorite Sliders
1. Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 28.6%
2. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 13.2%
3. Ruth’s Chris Steak House 11.6%

Favorite Gourmet Burger
1. Kings Row Gastropub 34.3%
2. La Grande Orange 24.9%
3. (tie) a|k|a Bistro 11.1% Central Park Restaurant 11.1%

Favorite Alternative Burger
1. Slater’s 50/50: Bacon Cheeseburger Salad 27.8%
2. El Portal/Yahaira’s Zacatecas Burger 18.8%
3. (tie) Big Daddy’s Lamb Burger 14.9% Melt It! A grilled cheese company 14.9%

Favorite Turkey Burger
1. Umami Burger 36.1% 
2. Pie ‘n Burger 18% 
3. (tie) Green Street Restaurant 17.7% Rounds Burgers 17.7%

Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
1. Green Street Restaurant 30.6%
2. a|k|a Bistro 18.1 %
3. (tie)Central Park Restaurant 12.6% Del Friscos Grille 12.6%

Favorite New Restaurant for a Burger
1. Meat District Company 51%
2. Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub 29.8%
3. Del Frisco’s Grille 19.2%

Favorite Bar Burger
1. Slater’s 50/50 26%
2. Dog Haus Biergarten 24.2%
3. La Grande Orange Otis Bar 17%

Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Burger
1. Umami Burger 20.7%
2. The Counter 15.3%
3. Rounds Burgers 10.8%

Favorite Draught Beer with a Burger
1. Dog Haus Biergarten 23.2%
2. Meat District Company 17.4%
3. Lucky Baldwin’s 11.4%

Favorite Dessert After a Cheeseburger
1. Pie ‘n Burger 47.2%
2. POP Champagne and Dessert Bar 19.6%
3. Green Street Restaurant 12.1%

Favorite Cocktail with (or before or after) a Burger
1. Dog Haus Biergarten 25.2
2. La Grande Orange Otis Bar 24.8%
3. POP Champagne and Dessert Bar 12.2%

Cheeseburger Week is over for 2015, but you can still enjoy a great burger at any of the participating restaurants. For address, menu and other information visitwww.pasadenarestaurantweek.com. Cheeseburger Week is a Pasadena Restaurant Week and California Restaurant Month event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Cheeseburger Week is generously sponsored by the City of Pasadena and Trusted Choice Agents of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.