The quest for Boston burger bragging rights has begun as the voting is now open for Boston Magazine’s Battle of the Burger. Which patty will reign supreme in 2022? Will it be Lincoln Tavern’s wood-grilled prime blend with bacon aioli, Cabot sharp cheddar, caramelized French onions and housemade brioche sesame seed bun? Perhaps you prefer Little Donkey’s decadent dry aged beef burger with buffalo pickles, onion soup mayo, foie gras, jalapeño chips and cheese. But then again there are the classics like Monument’s smash burger with two prime beef patties, American cheese, special sauce, Grillo’s pickles, lettuce, tomato, shaved red onions and a griddled potato bun, and OAK Long Bar + Kitchen’s elegant handheld with smoked bacon, bibb lettuce, red onion jam, sharp vermont cheddar and aioli. Don’t forget Davio’s Steakhouse Burger with Vermont cheddar, bacon and herb aioli and Town Meeting Bistro’s Hastings Burger with caramelized onion, lettuce, aged cheddar, house-made pickles and tomatoes.
Only 20 competitors will make the cut for the main competition held at Encore Boston Harbor in the Seaport on Sunday, September 11th, so choose wisely. Early-access tickets for the battle royale are available here for $110, which includes three drink tickets and all you can eat from food vendors. You can vote once a day from now until July 22nd so there’s still a little bit of time to do some quality research tasting around the city!