Burger Battle

Flashback Friday: Behind the Scenes at NYC Burger Bash

The New York City Burger Bash is one of Rachael’s favorite events of the year. A few years ago, Rach and friends welcomed 20 meat masters who fought for first place, while everyone else ate, drank, danced and enjoyed the delicious aromas of the night. Rach mingled with Bobby Flay, who won the People’s Choice Award and tons of other Food Network stars! Read on to see who made it to the party.


Giada DeLaurentiis and her hubby, Todd.

Katie Lee stopped by, who apparently opts for a burger with just American cheese. Now that’s minimalism at its finest!


And Anne Burell and Alex Guarnaschelli, who talked about the crazier side of burgers, such as condiments like Kimchi and fried squid. Yum!

It was definitely a night to remember. What’s your favorite way to eat a burger?


Related Links

Behind the Scenes at Burger Bash 2012

The Best Burgers in America

Rachael’s Most Popular Burgers

Burger Battle Royale: Best of the Southwest

BurgerBattle_Chef Paul Qui


formerly of Uchiko, Austin, TX

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.






Paul Qui’s Top 5 Favorite Burgers in the Southwest


1. PRIMETIME BURGER Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin, TX

American kobe beef, brie, truffle aioli, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce on a homemade bun.

Primetime Burger

Photo by Charles Masters



2. “BOWLING ALLEY BURGER” Swift’s Attic, Austin, TX

Fontina, grilled onions and special sauce.

Bowling Alley Burger

Photo by @Tinerd via Foodspotting



3. CHEESEBURGER Parkside, Austin, TX

Old-school American cheeseburger on a homemade bun.

Rare Cheeseburger

Photo by @JonnyFromTheBlock via Foodspotting



4. BACON AVOCADO BURGER 24 Diner, Austin, TX

Charred poblanos and avocado with smoky aioli.

Bacon Avocado Burger

Photo by @ChrisBoyles via Foodspotting



5. THE ROYALE WITH CHEESE Justine’s, Austin, TX

Hand-ground angus burger with house-made mayo on a ciabatta roll.

The Royale

Photo by Marco C. via yelp



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