Newport Burger Bender HERO 2020

ANNOUNCING THE BEST BURGERS IN NEWPORT.

Without Further Ado...

The competition in this year’s 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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