Local Competition Heats Up for NY's Best Burger

By Lindsay Nielsen

February 20, 2012 Updated Feb 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton is on the list of cities named in a state contest to find the best burger.

The NY Beef Industry Council and the NY Beef Producers Association have recently announced a contest to find New York's Best Burger.

The contest runs until March 15th.

One finalist will be select from each region throughout the state, one from every major city including Binghamton.

To qualify the burger must be 100% beef, 100% veal or 100% beef veal mix.

Every component of the burger must be placed between the bun or bread pieces, or served open-faced on a bread product.

Burgers may include any combination of condiments, sauces, cheeses and toppings.

Burger Mondays says their special meat grind can't be beat, but Uncle Tony's says their half pound angus burger is tough competition.

"Well I think it's everything we make is homemade so all our burgers its not just the meat itself and the grind I mean we have our own secret grind that we use that really gives a lot of flavor to the burgers but I think more than anything I think its that all our sauces are homemade all our toppings are homemade," says Robert Hutchings, co-owner of Burger Mondays.

"Yeah I think so because we use a 80, 20 angus and we make our own burgers its not a frozen burger so everything is fresh," says Head Cook at Uncle Tony's, John Noce.

Now if you want to participate you can enter online now until March 15th.

Just log onto www.newyorkbestburger.com or www.nybeef.org and look for New York's Best Burger entry from icon.

You can also submit a photo of the burger to enhance the entry.

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