Burger Bracket 2012: The Final 4
Now that our Burger Bracket judges have all finished signing their new endorsement deals with Lipitor, the Final 4 have been chosen.
Each of the Final 4 burgers represents a favorite Houston style of burger: Fast Food, Extreme, Veggie and Fancy-Pants burgers. And all will compete against each other at the Championship Tasting on April 2 at The Distillery.
If you disagree with any of the Final 4 contenders below, be one of the first 100 people to come out to The Distillery at 4 p.m. and judge the burgers for yourself when sampling opens at 6 p.m. You'll be given a tasting card for a quarter of each burger -- which adds up to one whole burger once you taste them all. After you have tried the final four, cast your vote in the ballot box of the burger you think is best.
We'll announce the winner of the 2012 Burger Bracket that afternoon, so stick around. And after it's all over but the crying, stick around after that, too, and watch the NCAA basketball finals with us at The Distillery.
As with the Elite 8, our judges' tasting notes for each bracket are below. We'll see them -- and you -- on April 2 at the Championship Tasting.
Team Burger Addict
Bracket: Fast Food-Style Burgers
This was quite the battle royale, but a decision has been made.
The winner is: Bernie's Burger Bus. This burger avoided being expelled! The burger packed a ton of flavor and was perfectly cooked. The vegetables were fresh and the garlic-roasted tomatoes added nice depth to the flavor of the burger.
Hubcap Grill: We were a bit underwhelmed by this burger. We were surprised at the lack of flavor, but more importantly the bun to burger ratio! The amounts of vegetables were too much for the smaller patty.
Now that we are headed to the finals we must ask if Houston Press will pay the co pay for the cardiologist!?!
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