Newport Burger Bender HERO 2020

ANNOUNCING THE BEST BURGERS IN NEWPORT.

Without Further Ado...

We are still deliberating details for 2021. Who is still full from last season? We sure are! The competition in the 2020 Newport Burger Bender was stiff with a record-breaking 40 burgers representing 29 restaurants. But alas, the 10 days of tantalizing temptations have come to an end. A “traditional” burger and vegan burger take top honors while regional media pick their favorites and other top vote-getters earn savory superlatives. Find all the juicy details below:

 

POPULAR VOTE: BEEF BURGER

La Forge Casino Restaurant

The Wilbur

La Forge Casino Restaurant

"An homage to Zuckerman's famous pig from Charlotte's Web" 1⁄2 Ib. special brisket-chuck-short rib blend / Applewood smoked thick-cut bacon / Crown Bourbon maple- braised pork belly / spicy Louisiana BBQ / apple cider-dijon spread / baby arugula / smoked gouda / aged white cheddar cheese / tomatoes / house made spicy pickles / served on a brioche roll

POPULAR VOTE: PLANT-BASED/NON-BEEF BURGER

The Grill at Forty 1 North

The Grill Vegan Burger

The Grill at Forty 1 North

House-made chickpea, quinoa, roasted vegetable patty / marinated grilled red onion / vegan aioli / served on a sea salt caraway roll

CLASS OF 2020 SUPERLATIVES

BEST ON FOUR WHEELS

Amano Burger

NEAPOLITAN BURGER

A Mano Pizza + Gelato Food Truck: Ground beef / smoked mozzarella / fresh tomato / topped with organic arugula / wrapped in a calzone shell

MOST INSTAGRAMABLE

brix burger

THE HOMER BURGER

Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards: 1/4 lb. Aquidneck Farms Smash Burger / house bacon / sharp cheddar / fried egg / on two glazed brioche donuts / served with smokey BBQ gravy truffle fries

BEST BURGER WITH A VIEW

castle hill beef burger

FRENCH ONION BURGER

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn: French onion bacon-scallion potato roll / shallot aioli / crispy ham / Brie cheese / caramelized onions / beer-battered onion rings

MOST NAPKINS NEEDED

jo beef burger

CRISPY PANCETTA BURGER

Jo's American Bistro: House-made 8 oz. beef burger / crispy pancetta / drunken red wine onions / melted brie and provolone / lettuce / tomato / served on a bulky roll / (*Gluten-free option available)

MOST LIKELY TO SKIP SCHOOL (FOR)

saltwater ferris burger

FERRIS "BURGER'S" DAY OFF

Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: 8 Oz. ground sirloin burger / stuffed with Manchego cheese / fire-grilled / topped with sizzling Canadian bacon / pepper jack cheese / fried egg / served inside toasted buttery sweet brioche bread / aioli finish / Boston Bibb lettuce / tomato / pickle chips / onion straws

TALLEST BURGER

skiff bar burger

BUFFALO CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE BURGER

Skiff Bar: 8 Oz. beef patty / stuffed with gorgonzola and prosciutto / thick slice of smoked gouda / spring mix / heirloom tomato / buffalo chicken mac and cheese croquette

CUTEST COUPLE

scales shells salmon sliders

SALMON SLIDERS

Scales & Shells: Grilled Norwegian salmon / mixed herb caper mayo / greens / served on a toasted brioche slider bun (2 sliders per order)

EDITOR'S PICKS

RACHAEL THATCHER, NEWPORT DAILY NEWS

brix burger

THE HOMER BURGER

Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards: 1/4 lb. Aquidneck Farms Smash Burger / house bacon / sharp cheddar / fried egg / on two glazed brioche donuts / served with smokey BBQ gravy truffle fries

WENDY LOGAN, NEWPORT THIS WEEK

forty 1 north plant burger

THE GRILL VEGAN BURGER

The Grill at Forty 1 North: House-made chickpea, quinoa, roasted vegetable patty / marinated grilled red onion / vegan aioli / served on a sea salt caraway roll

JAMIE COELHO, RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY

mission burger

THE B.G.B

Mission: Bacon cheeseburger / pepper jack cheese / dijon mustard / grilled onions / poblano peppers / jalapeños / dill pickles / served on sourdough

RYAN BELMORE, WHAT'S UP NEWP

surf club california

THE CALIFORNIA DOUBLE

Surf Club: Two seared ground chuck patties / American cheese / lettuce / tomato / onion / special sauce / served on a grilled roll

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