Update: We have a winner -- the Forresto will go head to head with Thrillist at Publican Quality Meats' Burger Night on June 13. May the best double cheeseburger win!
Thrillist is about to get into a burger battle, and we need your help.
The challenge will take place at Publican Quality Meats’ weekly Burger Night. If you’re not familiar, every Tuesday from May to October, the Fulton Market butcher shop/cafe/market hosts a showdown in which two chefs or teams face off to see who can make the tastiest burger. This year includes PQM Executive Chef Paul Kahan facing Top Chef’s Stephanie Izard, a duel between the casts of Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, 3 Floyds Brewing versus Marz Community Brewing, plus many more local favorites. And on June 13, Thrillist will take on one lucky competitor -- of your choosing.
Our entry is the product of Thrillist National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander's painstaking research of 330 different burgers in 30 US cities, borrowing elements from several of his favorites to create the ultimate concoction. It involves two 80/20 chuck patties, a buttered and griddled roll (Martin potato or classic thin white), crispy shoestring potatoes, a spicy pickle and pickled red onion mix, secret sauce, peppery caramelized onions, and a good helping of American cheese.
To find us a worthy adversary, the staff at PQM selected five regular customers to submit their custom burger recipes, and now we need your help deciding who should go head to head with ours. Check out their concepts and stories below, then cast your vote for which burger you want to challenge us: the Israeli-inspired lamb, the Asian-Midwestern fusion, the classic double cheeseburger, the salmon patty, or the Parmesan-filled “explosion.”
The contest closes on June 5, and then PQM’s chefs will refine the recipes to make them as delicious as possible. If you’re in Chicago, come by the restaurant on Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30-9pm for an evening of great burgers, beer, and battle, then vote to decide who emerges victorious. Here are your choices: