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Look Inside the Outrageously Meaty Denver Burger Battle

This is what happened yesterday at the sold-out event

In its seventh year, the Denver Burger Battle seems to be hotter than ever. The sold-out event gathered hundreds of burger fanatics at in City Park last night where fifteen of Denver's most popular restaurants competed for the first place in the friendly competition.

Stoic & Genuine won Judge's Choice, a decision made by a panel of pros including Tommy Lee of Uncle and Hop Alley, Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class, Frank Bonanno of Mizuna, Luca, Bones (and others), and Steve Redzikowski of Acorn, Oak at Fourteenth, and Brider. The creation included two patties made from the NY Strip trim, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a burger bun from the Grateful Bread. Runners up were Highland Tap & Burger and TAG Burger Bar. The People's Choice winner was the Cherry Cricket. Runners up for the popular vote were Stoic & Genuine and Crave.

Here's what went on: