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Gilmore Collection’s Ultimate Burger Showdown

May 22, 2018

National Hamburger Day is around the corner (May 28 to be exact), and there are a million and one topping options available. Some like the classic lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle combo, while others opt for fried eggs, sriracha, and even peanut butter.

We asked the Gilmore Collection chefs to share their version of the perfect summer burger for the Ultimate Burger Showdown. Which one will you choose?

The Kirby House: The Kirby Veggie Burger

The Breakdown

  • Grilled Impossible patty
  • Guacamole
  • White cheddar
  • Shredded Napa cabbage
  • Pickled red onions
  • Chili crema
  • Fresh bakery roll

Chef Trevor Bethke says…

“The Impossible burger tastes like beef, looks like beef, and has more protein than beef with less fat and calories than beef. Above all, this burger is big on flavor. It’s deeply satisfying – even for a true carnivore – making it a top pick for swimsuit season.”

Flat River Grill: Rodeo Burger

The Breakdown

  • Wood-grilled Certified Black Angus Prime steak burger
  • Homemade tangy barbecue sauce
  • Haystack onions
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Grilled portobello mushroom
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Roma tomatoes

Chef Jim Stoutjesdyk says…

“The Rodeo Burger is wood-grilled, smothered in our housemade tangy BBQ sauce, and piled high with crisp haystack onions. What more could you ask for in the ultimate summer burger?”

Blue Water Grill: Chili Crusted Burger

The Breakdown

  • Certified Angus beef patty
    (optional: substitute for chicken breast)
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • Fresh guacamole
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Haystack onions
  • Chipotle aioli
  • Pretzel bun

Chef Jeff Kerr says…

“The Chili Crusted Burger is packed with flavor and fresh ingredients from the farm-fresh veggies to the perfectly smoky chipotle aioli. Plus, how can you say no to fresh guac?”

Rose’s on Reeds Lake: Rose’s Turkey Burger

The Breakdown

  • Applewood-smoked duck bacon
  • Smoked Gouda
  • Avocado mash
  • Shaved red onions
  • Oven-roasted tomatoes
  • Bibb lettuce
  • Basil mayo
  • Classic roll

Chef Armando Suarez says…

“Don’t be fooled – what this burger lacks in beef, it makes up for it tenfold with flavor! Decadent toppings like applewood-smoked duck bacon and an avocado mash perfectly balance the fresh vegetables and flavor-packed basil mayo. This burger proves that the ultimate burger doesn’t need beef to be the best.”

Bostwick Lake Inn: Lake Monster Burger

The Breakdown

  • Juicy steak burger patty
  • Black Forest ham
  • Bacon
  • Fried egg
  • Griddled onions
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Dill pickles
  • White cheddar
  • Horseradish peppercorn sauce
  • Toasted kaiser roll

Chef Wes Davis says…

“How can something with a name like the “Lake Monster” not be the ultimate summer burger? This mile-high burger is served lakeside and represents the whole farm on top of a toasted kaiser roll with the ultimate horseradish peppercorn sauce.”

Which burger is your favorite? Visit our website to find a burger-filled restaurant near you!

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