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Cheeseburger Week Challenge Results Released: Pasadena's Favorites Revealed

1480 voters chose their favorites during 2019 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 9:11 am

Pasadena celebrated all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week January 6th to 11th. Visitors enjoyed food created especially for the event, took advantage of great deals and meals, followed cheeseburger crawls and voted in the 2019 Cheeseburger Challenge. In all, 1480 votes were cast 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.
Thank you to all the restaurant participants and everyone who voted in this year’s Challenge.
Congratulations to those named Favorites in these categories in the 2018 Cheeseburger Challenge:
Favorite place to go for a burger

  1. Dog Haus/Dog Haus Biergarten: 16.6%
  2. Pie ‘n Burger: 13.08%
  3. Kings Row Gastropub/Umami Burger 8.18%

Favorite Innovative Burger

  1. Kings Row Gastropub 36.17%
  2. Umami Burger 23.4%
  3. The Counter 18.79%

Favorite Lunch Counter Burger:

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 35.45%
  2. The Counter 22.39%
  3. Umami Burger 18.66%

Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 37.64%
  2. Rounds Burgers 15.79%
  3. Clearman’s Galley/Du-par’s (tie) 9.31%

Favorite Sliders

  1. Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 16.5%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 8.71%%
  3. Umami Burger 4.2%%

Favorite Gourmet Burger

  1. Dog Haus (Hill St.) 14.59%
  2. Umami Burger 10.65%
  3. Del Frisco’s Grille 8.88%

Favorite Alternative burger

  1. Umami Burger (Impossible Burger) 31.36%
  2. The Counter Bison Burger 19.07%
  3. ElPortal/Yahaira’s Zacatecas Burger 7.2%%

Favorite Turkey Burger

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 25.89%
  2. The Stand 24.11%
  3. Barney’s Beanery 20.09%

Favorite Sit-down/White Table Cloth Burger

  1. Fleming’s Prime Steak House and Wine Bar 31.62%
  2. Green Street Restaurant/Terrace at the Langham (tie) 15.81%
  3. Paul Martin’s American Grill 11.54%

Favorite New Pasadena Restaurant for a Burger

  1. The Pan 20.18%
  2. Trejo’s Cantina 16.59%
  3. Millie’s 15.25%

Favorite Bar Burger

  1. Dog Haus Biergarten 15.87%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 7.65%
  3. Lucky Baldwin’s 5.92%

Favorite Veggie/Vegan Burger

  1. True Food Kitchen/Umami Burger (tie) 21.52%
  2. Pie ‘n Burger 15.25%
  3. The Counter/Fox’s (tie) 9.87%

Favorite Craft Beer with a Burger

  1. Dog Haus Biergarten 16.89%
  2. Kings Row Gastropub 10.27%
  3. Lucky Baldwin’s 6.95%

Favorite Dessert After a Burger

  1. Pie ‘n Burger 28.43%
  2. Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery 25%
  3. Cindy’s 12.1%

Favorite Cocktail With a Burger

  1. Dog Haus Biergarten 13.7%
  2. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar/Umami Burger (tie) 10.2%
  3. Ruth’s Chris Steak House 9/56%%

Here are the participants for 2019:

“We appreciate the energy and enthusiasm of our Cheeseburger Week participating restaurants and their staffs,” said Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little. “it is fun how customers embrace the event and have a great time helping promote Pasadena as the ‘Home of the Cheeseburger’ while indulging in some really tasty burgers.”
For address, menu and other information visit Look for Pasadena Restaurant Week coming May 5th  to May 10th, 2019.
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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