Ettore’s, Broderick Roadhouse named Sac Burger Battle champs

AB PicForgive me if I’m a bit distracted to write this post.

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 sac burger battle 2013development 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.

About Aaron Bruski

Aaron Bruski moved full-time to Sacramento in 2013 after spending much of the past decade traveling between both halves of the state for business and basketball. As the owner of site sponsor ABIS Employee Benefits and Insurance Services, Bruski has nearly 15 years experience in the health care field, but that's just the beginning. Having spent the last seven years as a basketball writer for NBC Sports, his work has appeared at,, USA Today, and Yahoo! Sports. Bruski's work covering the Kings relocation saga received critical acclaim as he was the first journalist to report that the Kings were likely to stay in Sacramento when the rest of the basketball media had punched their ticket to Seattle.


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