‘Battle of the Burgers’ Finals to be Aired Live Tonight on Explore
The following restaurants will compete in the Final Competition (listed in reverse alphabetical order):
Umami Ribeye Burger
Location: 301 Wood Street, New Bethlehem, Pa.
About the Burger: The Umami Burger is an eight ounce Clarion Farms burger seasoned with Zack’s Umami Dry Rub and topped with a buttery sautéed mushroom blend consisting of cremini, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms. It is smothered in baby swiss cheese and served on a freshly baked kaiser roll with a roasted garlic aioli.
Bacon Cheese Dino Burger
Location: 19298 Route 208, Fryburg, Pa.
About the Burger: The Bacon Cheese Dino Burger is a 1/2 pound lean burger with provolone cheese, American cheese, and bacon topped with lettuce and a slice of tomato.
The Vegan Heathen
Location: 31729 Route 66, Leeper, Pa.
About the Burger: The Vegan Heathen is a perfectly grilled aged ground steak patty or an Impossible vegetarian patty topped with a thick sliced tomato and fresh burrata cheese drizzled with a balsamic glaze served over basil and icicle lettuce on a toasted brioche bun.
Seldom Stryker Burger
The Seldom Inn
Location: 255 Route 36, Tionesta, Pa.
About the Burger: The Seldom Stryker Burger is a bourbon pulled-pork stuffed burger topped with roasted red peppers, bacon, pepper jack cheese with beer battered shrimp.
The Kickin’ Jack & Bleu Burger
Location: 21108 Paint Boulevard, Shippenville, Pa.
About the Burger: The Kickin’ Jack & Bleu Burger is an 8 oz. Cajun-seared burger topped with bacon, bleu cheese crumbles and dressing, tangy Jack Daniels infused BBQ sauce, and crispy onion rings served on a toasted Kaiser roll.
Bourbon Bacon Burger
Ramada Bar and Grill
Location: 45 Holiday Inn Road, Clarion, Pa.
About the Burger: The Bourbon Bacon Burger is topped with smoked cheddar cheese, bourbon caramelized onions, peppered cherrywood smoked bacon, and roasted garlic aioli.
The Voo Doo Burger
The Iron Mountain Grille
Location: 10638 Route 36, Clarington, Pa.
About the Burger: The Voo Doo Burger is a 1/2 pound fresh angus burger topped with cheddar cheese, jalapeño peppers, onion rings, and two strips of bacon and Sriracha sauce.
Gold Eagle Inn
Location: 250 West Main Street, Brookville, Pa.
About the Burger: The Vendetta is a burger for steak lovers. It consists of charcoal-grilled to order angus beef burger on a toasted sesame bun with roasted red pepper sauce, spinach and artichoke dip, and house made tortilla chips.
The Brewery Burger
Clarion River Brewing
Location: 600 Main Street, Clarion, Pa.
About the Burger: The Brewery Burger is 1/2 pound of Clarion Port Farms Beef. This burger has pulled pork with CRB’s house balsamic BBQ sauce, potato pierogies, fried onion straws, house beer cheese made with CRB’s Iron Furnace American Pale Ale and, of course, bacon, on a toasted bun topped with a dill pickle.
The event will be broadcast live on Explore TV at 7:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Donations to the church are suggested.
The show, hosted by Dustin “Crowbar” Kifer, will feature four taste testers who will rate each burger on a 1-10 scale.
The restaurants will be attempting to take the trophy from reigning champion Zack’s.
Other awards including People’s Choice and Messiest Burger will also be presented.
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