“This year is going to be an especially tough time for our judges,” said Chris Blouin, Executive Chef at Luxe Burger Bar. “The top five finalists created some of the best burgers we’ve ever had!”
Traskmaster (Justin Trask, Quincy, MA) – Kobe Beef, pepper jack cheese, iceberg lettuce, smoked bacon, horseradish mayo, fried pickles, and fried jalapenos, on a classic bun
Banh Mi Burger (Lisa Ratanaprasatporn, Providence, RI) – Lean turkey, jalapenos, chipotle aioli, pickled shredded daikon and carrots, and fresh cilantro, on a sesame bun
Gyro (Justin Frohnhoefer, Providence, RI) – Ground lamb burger, fried mozzarella, iceberg lettuce, ripe tomatoes, smoked bacon, tzatziki, Feta cheese, in a wrap
Asian Potsticker Burger (Jennifer LaTour, Danielson, CT) – Lean turkey, sautéed mushrooms, Asian slaw, and potstickers, on a sesame bun
Oh Sweet Potato (Helena Dunne, Providence, RI) – Gold Label beef, goat cheese, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, chipotle aioli, sweet potato fries, and marshmallows, on a classic bun
Throughout the month of August, guests were encouraged to make the most outrageously delicious burger creation their culinary imaginations could dream up. To participate, contestants simply filled out an entry form to create their masterpiece from a list of more than 45 ingredients already offered at Luxe, as well as two of their own secret ingredients. For more information or to vote for your favorite burger, please visit www.luxeburgerbar.com.
The top five contestants’ burgers will be featured on the Luxe menu for the remainder of the month of September, where they will be voted on by guests and showcased on The Rhode Show on WPRI 12. The top five will then be invited to the final showdown on Saturday, September 28th at 12:00 p.m., when the best burgers will be prepared for a panel of culinary and celebrity judges, including The Rhode Show’s Will Gilbert, GoLocalProv.com’s Sean DeBobes, and Nick Bucci and Chris Peralta of FrontRowEats.com, who will evaluate each submission’s creativity, taste, edibility, ease of production, overall composition, and the burger’s name. Final scoring will be based on votes on Facebook and www.luxeburgerbar.com; sales of the burger during the month of September; and the experts’ opinions.
The winner will take home a $500 Chow Fun Food Group gift card and have their burger featured on the Luxe menu. For complete rules and regulations, please visit www.luxeburgerbar.com.
About Luxe Burger Bar
Luxe Burger Bar, located at 5 Memorial Boulevard in Providence, brings the classic burger to a new level. Build your own burger from a list of burgers, buns, cheese, and toppings; make your own mac ‘n’ cheese; and enjoy a hard shake right in the center of Downtown Providence. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 401-621-LUXE (5893) or visit www.luxeburgerbar.com.