Roscoe Village Burger Fest 2016

I jumped back into my Chicago food fest crawl this weekend at Roscoe Village Burger Fest where I not only attended the fest, but also had the amazing opportunity to judge the Critics’ Choice Award – aka I tasted burgers for 2 hours which is essentially a dream come true!

A total of 11 vendors submitted burgers to be scored based on appearance, execution, taste, & overall appeal – no two burgers were alike. Once the votes were tallied, VPT Burgers took home the 2016 title & larger-than-life burger trophy for Best Burger. Although judging was serious business, it was a really great [and filling] experience!

In case you didn’t make it out to the fest, take a peek at my photos for a behind the scenes view of the Roscoe Village Burger Fest…

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Crowds bearing the heat all in the name of burgers.
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Fresh burgers being grilled at the Select Cut Steakhouse tent.

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Myself & fellow judges [Daniel Gerzina: Editor of Eater Chicago & Ji Suk Yi of Windy City Live] pre-burger tasting.
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Let the burger tasting begin!
Ramen Burger submitted by Square Bar & Grill.
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Burger graveyard.
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Critics’ Choice Award for Best Burger Presented to VPT Burgers.

My only regret was not taking more pictures because I was so caught up in the burgers – typical!

What food fests have you attended this summer?


P.S. – If you’re interested in trying VPT Burger [which I highly recommend], the restaurant is located in the 5700 block of N. Western in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

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