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Nosh on Some of the Best Burgers in Columbus on October 13

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If you like burgers, then we’ve got the event for you. Our third annual Best Bites: Burger festival will take place on Thursday, October 13th at the brand new The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard, with over a dozen bite-sized burger samples to try from the city’s best restaurants, food trucks and more! Here’s a sneak peek at four of the burgers that will be featured that evening:

Brewery District pub Westies is sampling their Korean BBQ Burger (pictured up top) to Best Bites attendees, made from Ohio grass-fed beef marinaded in a sweet ginger garlic sauce, served with lettuce, tomato, green onion mayo and a Korean BBQ sauce.

The Apple Bacon Brie from Street Thyme.

The Apple Bacon Brie from Street Thyme.

Local food truck Street Thyme will be serving their popular Apple Bacon Brie Burger, topped with caramelized granny smith apples and sweet onions, thick-cut bacon, brie cheese and a truck-made tarragon-chive aioli.

The Boom Boar from Bareburger.

The Boom Boar from Bareburger.

Our friends at Bareburger (which recently opened a second Columbus location in Clintonville) will be serving up their “Boom Boar,” a James Beard Blended Burger Competition Winner! It’s made with a boar patty blended with mushrooms, and served with mayo, fried mustard greens, pickled red onion and a sriracha vinaigrette on a brioche bun.

The Short Rib Brisket Blend Burger from the Hoof Hearted Brewpub.

The Short Rib Brisket Blend Burger from the Hoof Hearted Brewpub.

And finally, the fine folks over at the Hoof Hearted Brewpub in Italian Village have whipped up a burger made from a short rib brisket blend, topped with a smoked onion brie cheese, and served on a house-made jalapeño bacon bun, with blackberry peach mustard and spicy pickles.

All of the participating restaurants in this year’s event include: The Crest, Paddy WagonBareburgerGallerie Bar & BistroFirebirds Wood Fired GrillThe Grand Event CenterStreet Thyme Food TruckDue AmiciHoof Hearted BrewingWesties GastropubMelt Bar & GrilledThe Point Bar & Grill, and more to be announced before the event.

Advance tickets to the event are $30 which include burger samples from each vendor, live entertainment, a cash bar featuring Modelo and a chance to vote on your favorite burgers of the night. Two ticketed times are available: 6pm-8pm or 8pm-10pm, and tickets are expected to sell out in advance.

A portion of all ticket sales from Best Bites: Burgers will be donated to She has a Name, a local nonprofit that is committed to engaging and equipping volunteers, serving partner organizations, and providing job readiness initiatives for survivors of human trafficking. They join together declaring that survivors of trafficking have a name, a nobility, and a narrative. The Best Bites series has raised over $22,000 for local charities since 2014.

Best Bites: Burgers is sponsored by L&E Research.



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