The Envelope, Please! Cheeseburger Challenge Results Released

1512 voters chose their favorites in 15 categories during 2018 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena

Published : Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 11:13 AM


Pasadena celebrated all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week January 7th to 12th. Visitors enjoyed food created especially for the event, took advantage of great deals and meals, followed cheeseburger crawls and voted in the 2018 Cheeseburger Challenge. In all, 1512 voters took part in the challenge to determine favorites in 15 categories ranging from Favorite Burger to Favorite Dessert after a Burger.

Every restaurant is entered in the Favorite Restaurant for a Burger category. Each restaurant that opened in the previous 12 months is entered in the Favorite New Restaurant for a Burger category. Restaurants can then enter in three other categories in the 2018 Cheeseburger Challenge.

Congratulations to those named Favorites in these categories in the 2018 Cheeseburger Challenge:

Favorite place to go for a burger

The Stand: 22.74%
Dog Haus: 20%
Pie ‘n Burger/Umami Burger (tie) 15.18%
Favorite Innovative Burger
Umami Burger 26.63%
Kings Row Gastropub 19.11%
True Food Kitchen 10.16%
Favorite Lunch Counter Burger:
The Stand 24.66%
Dog Haus Biergarten 15.55%
Pie ‘n Burger/The Counter (tie) 13.98%
Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger
The Stand 24.16%
Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 13.49%
Pie ‘n Burger 11.86%
Favorite Sliders
Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 24.88%
The Counter 14.96%
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: 14.15%
Favorite Gourmet Burger
Umami Burger 22.5%
Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 21.34%
Kings Row Gastropub 12.66%
Favorite Alternative burger
Umami Burger (Impossible Burger) 17.63%
True Food Kitchen (Quinoa Burger) 11.34%
White Horse Lounge (Bison Burger): 10.72%
Favorite Turkey Burger
The Stand 30.91%
Umami Burger 19.10%
Green Street Restaurant/Pie ‘n Burger (tie) 16.44%
Favorite Sit-down/White Table Cloth Burger
Fleming’s Prime Steak House and Wine Bar 18.52%
Del Frisco’s Grille 12.55%
Green Street Restaurant/Great Maple 12.14%
Favorite New Pasadena Restaurant for a Burger
The Stand 26.19%
Great Maple 20.44%
Tap + Kitchen 13,74%
Favorite Bar Burger
Dog Haus Biergarten 23.01%
Ruth’s Chris Steak House 13.02%
Fleming’s Prime Steak House/Kings Row Gastropub (tie) 8.85%
Favorite Veggie/Vegan Burger
The Stand 24.16%
Umami Burger 15.3%
The Counter/True Food Kitchen (tie) 11.94%
Favorite Craft Beer with a Burger
Kings Row Gastropub 30.02%
Lucky Baldwins 20.09%
Plate 38/White Horse Lounge (tie) 12.74%
Favorite Dessert After a Burger
Pie ‘n Burger 27.84%
Du-par’s restaurant and Bakery 18.48%
Green Street Restaurant 16.6%
Favorite Cocktail With a Burger
Dog Haus Biergarten 18.97%
Ruth’s Chris Steak House 11.78%
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar/Paul Martin’s American Grill (tie) 9.53%

Here are our participants for the 2018 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena:

o Bacchus’ Kitchen
o bluRoom at the Dusit D2 Hotel Constance
o Cameron’s Seafood
o Central Park Restaurant
o Clearman’s Galley
o The Counter
o Del Frisco’s Grille
o Dog Haus (Hill Street location)
o Dog Haus Biergarten
o Du-pars
o Edwin Mills by Equator
o El Portal Restaurant
o Green Street Restaurant
o Kathleen’s Restaurant
o Kings Row Gastropub
o Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Pub and Cafe
o Lucky Baldwin’s Pub
o Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub and Cafe
o Mi Piace
o Paul Martin’s American Grill
o Pie ‘n Burger
o Plate 38
o POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
o Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ
o Rounds Premium Burgers
o Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Happy Hour menu
o Slater’s 50/50
o The Stand
o Tap+Kitchen
o Taproom at the Langham
o The Terrace at the Langham
o True Food Kitchen
o Twohey’s Tavern
o Umami Burger
o Vertical Wine Bistro
o White Horse Lounge
o Whole Foods Market – Arroyo
o Women’s City Club-Thursday Mixer only
o Yahaira’s Cafe

“Cheeseburger Week is over for 2018, but everyone can still enjoy a great burger at any of the participating restaurants,” said Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little. “We appreciate all the restaurants and patrons taking part and making the 2018 Cheeseburger Challenge a fun event for Pasadena. Congratulations to all those named favorites in the various categories.”

For address, menu and other information visit Look for Pasadena Restaurant Week coming April 15 to April 20, 2018.

Cheeseburger Week is a Pasadena Restaurant Week and California Restaurant Month event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Cheeseburger Week is generously sponsored by the City of Pasadena.

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