Sample Some of the Best Burgers in Columbus on October 13
Burger fans, rejoice. For the third year in a row, we’re gathering up some of the city’s best burgers for your sampling pleasure, all under one roof for one night only! Best Bites: Burgers will take place at the brand new The Grand Event Center in Grandview Yard on October 13th, featuring over a dozen bite-sized burgers for you to try out. Here’s a quick look at four of the burgers that will be present that evening:
Our venue hosts The Grand Event Center will be participating in this year’s burger showcase. Their chefs have whipped up a burger that features an Ohio bison patty topped with braised pork belly, spicy tomato jam, black garlic aioli, rice vinegar pickles and baby arugula, all on a brioche bun (pictured up top). It’s also served with tempura kimchi, truffled beet chips and a matcha milkshake.
Gallerie Bar & Bistro has been voted the #1 burger in both 2014 and 2015, and they’re looking to take home the prize once again. This year, Chef Bill Glover will be showcasing his “That’s My (Bacon) Jam!” burger featuring meat from Ohio’s RL Valley Ranch, topped with bacon jam, pickled red onion, brie cheese and bibb lettuce, all on a house-made sesame bun.
Over at Due Amici, the chefs are turning their attention to lamb rather than beef with their Garlic Lamb Burger — topped with lettuce, herb roasted roma tomatoes, shaved ricotta salata and a porcini mushroom thyme aioli all served on a focaccia bun.
Finally, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is featuring their “Firebirds Smoke House Burger,” topped with homemade java BBQ sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and red onion, all on a brioche bun.
All of the participating restaurants in this year’s event include: The Crest, Paddy Wagon, Bareburger, Gallerie Bar & Bistro, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, The Grand Event Center, Street Thyme Food Truck, Due Amici, Hoof Hearted Brewing, Westies Gastropub, Melt Bar & Grilled, The 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.