Last night, a crowd of more than 2,500 people flocked to the Kensico Dam in Valhalla to participate in the seventh annual Beer and Burger Blast and vote for their favorite Westchester burger.
The winner of the Heineken Light Best Burger Award was Coals Pizza. They served a beef burger with smoked Gruyere, maple-rosemary sauce, and brown ale-cured duck bacon. Coals Pizza previously won the best burger award in 2015. Piper’s Kilt kept it simple by serving a cheeseburger with sautéed onions, winning them second place. Madison Kitchen placed third with their Sir Madison Burger Sliders: 30 day dry-aged blend, tickler cheddar cheese, bacon onion jam, MK sauce, on a pretzel bun.
Over 30 restaurants participated in this year’s event. Here are the Top 10 contenders, in order of number of votes:
X2O Xaviars on Hudson*
Smokehouse Tailgate Grill
The Wooden Spoon
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Little Big Bites Burger Bistro
* denotes a tie
Thank you to everyone who participated and to all of our 2017 Wine & Food Festival sponsors. Without their support this event would not be possible.