Our contest lets YOU be the burger king

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It’s time to put your buns in our mouths!

Thanks to our partners at the Food Network and the New York City Wine and Food Festival, The Brooklyn Paper has created a once-in-a-lifetime contest opportunity for YOU to compete against some of the best burger maestros in the country at the second annual Burger Bash this fall in DUMBO.

Here’s how to enter: Go to and tell us your best burger recipe. We’ll pick three finalists who will cook up their burger for our judging panel.

The best burger wins — and its creator will compete against the chefs at Dumont in Williamsburg; Mullane’s Pub in Fort Greene; City Hall, Fatty Crab, the Old Homestead, Shake Shack and the Spotted Pig in Manhattan; and Al Roker, who is back, despite a poor showing last year.

All the rules are at, but a few guidelines need some emphasis:

1. We have no prejudices about what constitutes a great burger, but make sure your recipe sounds like something we’d like to eat.

2. If you’re one of the three finalists, be prepared to cook it at a mutually agreed-upon time and place.

3. The eventual winner of the contest must be prepared to represent him or herself at the Burger Bash, which is on Friday, Oct. 9 in DUMBO. All materials, including food and cooking equipment, will be provided by the New York City Wine and Food Festival, but the chef must provide his own labor and staff.

Most of all, have fun.

Updated 5:13 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Debbie Hartman from Greensboro, NC says:
STOP with the big KING he is scarey to childern and anyone who does not light BIG head. Whats with the "BIG" it is offenive and are you trying to offend every redneck in the South. FIRE your agency and get a new one before NO one will eat your food.
June 19, 2009, 8:11 pm
danielle bauer richmond from strong island! says:
no worry green curry burger

1 cup ground turkey or chicken
1 big clove garlic, smashed then finely minced
1 tsp green curry paste
1 tsp teaspoon water
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
1 small red onion

1 bun of your choice (i like a sweet, soft bakery bun)

whisk together 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon green curry paste

Whisk curry paste and water until it creates a smooth sauce.
Combine turkey, smashed garlic,curry paste mixture, and basil gently, be careful not to overwork or form too tightly.
Chop or thinly slice onions and saute in a teaspoon of butter with a dash of olive oil with a teaspoon of demerara sugar until softened and amber in color.
grill the burgers.
top with onions
dress the bun

Combine curry paste and mayonnaise
and spread on bun of your choice
top with buger and onions and enjoy!
July 31, 2009, 9:20 am

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