(AMES) The top ten restaurants in the running for Iowa’s Best Burger in 2013 have been announced.
In its fourth year, Iowa’s Best Burger contest received over 6,320 nominations that named 349 Iowa restaurants. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association counted the nominations that come in via online, texting and paper ballots from February 15th through March 18th.
The top ten vote-getters include:
61 Chop House Grille, Mediapolis
Ankeny Diner, Ankeny
B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli, Des Moines
Elm’s Club, Creston
First Street Grille, Keosauqua
JB’s Bar & Grill, Marcus
Sam’s Sodas and Sandwiches, Carroll
The Ritz, Arnold’s Park
Zombie Burger, Des Moines
All Top Ten restaurants will receive a certificate, and will be visited by a secret panel of judges who will evaluate the hamburgers based on taste, appearance, and proper serving temperature. Iowa’s Best Burger will be announced in the first week of May.
To continue to learn more about the contest, you can visit www.iabeef.org or “friend” the Iowa Beef Council Facebook© page. You’ll also find a map showing the locations of the Top Ten restaurants.
Last year, 4,250 nominations for the Best Burger title were received. The winner was the Coon Bowl III in Coon Rapids. Other previous winners include Sac County Cattle Company of Sac City, 2010; and Rusty Duck in Dexter, 2011.