These 15 restaurants are competing in a 2018 Sacramento Burger Battle

Fifteen of Sacramento’s best burger joints will duke it out for gift during a seventh annual Sacramento Burger Battle on Sept. 13 in Cesar Chavez Park.

Sacramento Burger Battle owner Rodney Blackwell expelled a 2018 event’s competitors in an email to a Bee this week. Six of a 15 restaurants opposed for this year’s championship belts — Alaro Brewing Co., Burgertown, Canon, Capital Hop Shop, Magpie and Waterboy — are competing for a initial time.

A row of judges motionless Empress Tavern’s burger was a best during final year’s competition, while a assembly voted for Dawson’s Steakhouse. Nearly all restaurants use a same donated beef from Woodland-based Western Grassfed Beef.

The 15 eateries competing this year are:

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  • Adamo’s Kitchen
  • Alaro Craft Brewery
  • Burgertown
  • Canon
  • Capital Hop Shop
  • Dawson’s Steakhouse
  • De Vere’s Irish Pub
  • Empress Tavern
  • Localis
  • Magpie Cafe
  • Nixtaco
  • Pangaea Bier Cafe
  • Skip’s Kitchen
  • South
  • Waterboy

General acknowledgment tickets ($70) grant attendees to samples of all 15 burgers and entrance to Bacon Butter’s french grill bar, desserts and drinks from some-more than 20 beer, wine, cider and coffee vendors. Other amenities embody hulk Jenga, song from Davis-based soul/funk rope Tha Dirt Feelin’ and a miniature golf hole finale with a seven-foot cosmetic burger.

Blackwell started a Burger Battle in 2012 as a fundraiser for a Crohn’s Colitis Foundation after his daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 4 years prior, he said. The gift began organizing a annual eventuality in 2014 and has collected some-more than $200,000 in proceeds.

Less than 170 tickets sojourn accessible on a Burger Battle’s EventBrite page, pronounced Blackwell, who stays heavily concerned as a volunteer. The eventuality has sole out each year.

Blackwell frequently posts his and others’ creations to 47,200 Instagram supporters underneath a hoop @burgerjunkies, and he reviewed area restaurants on a blog by a same name until 2015.

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