Ettore’s, Broderick Roadhouse named Sac Burger Battle champs
This most excellent writeup by Chris Macias of the Sacramento Bee about last night’s Sac Burger Battle has me rushing out the door, trying to get my hands on the nearest burger.
Yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day, too. I have not had a burger in the last 24 hours and as a burger aficionado, I sort of feel left out but I digress.
What a competition by the sounds of things. Here’s more from Macias:
What the judging panel truly craved was a burger that showcased the quality and flavor of the beef, not a protein-wich that was drowning in sweet and spicy condiments. A quality bun that could handle the juiciness of a patty while offering a pleasant chew also received high marks.
Oh my. I feel like I could talk to these people for hours on end.
The people’s choice was Broderick Roadhouse’s “Johnny Cash” burger and the judges gave their award to Ettore’s European Bakery and Restaurant hamburger that included a jalapeno-scallion-cheddar bun and assortment of fresh vegetables.
More from the Bee:
Pedro Depina [of Ettore’s], paraded around the crowd like Hulk Hogan with the Sacramento Burger Battle grand champion belt.
“That bun rocks,” said Depina, following the win. “Thanks to my bakers who worked really hard on that. It goes to sourcing the best ingredients. I worked closely with some farmers in town who grew some herbs for me. We did a medley of three different mushrooms. We put a nice heirloom tomato on there and sprayed it with a little balsamic, and we let it speak for itself.”
The sold out event at Raley Field is illustrative of the growing excitement about development in both West Sacramento and Downtown Sacramento, where events like these help to shed the image that Sacramento is nothing but a Cow Town. It seems like every passing day there is something new and unique going on here.
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