As the temperatures drop and things settle here in Newport, local restaurants are busy cooking up something delicious for burger lovers abound. Newport Burger Bender returns Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 23 with some of the biggest, savoriest burgers competing for the title of "Best Burger" around town.


Unfolding in tandem with Newport Winter Festival, Newport Burger Bender is a best burger competition where local restaurants toss their best burger(s) into the gauntlet in hopes of being crowned the winner. Each year, restaurants cook up their best burgers, topped them with everything from Guinness mac n' cheese and glazed brioche donuts to secret sauce, jumbo onion rings and vegan aioli - if that's your jam - and tossed them into the ring. Then, you try one, some, or all (we don't judge) and vote for your favorite. 






Head to the Newport Burger Bender website and pick your favorite burger. The burger with the most votes at the end of the 10 days will be crowned the winner. A “Critic’s Choice” winner will also be named by a lauded Rhode Island food critic.



Stay tuned for details on how to vote on social media. 


Voting takes place throughout the entirety of the contest, February 14 - February 23. Voters are automatically entered into daily giveaways for the chance to win $25 to a participating restaurant.






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