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Flip the track and bring the old school back. Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet’s  Hamburger Hop, is returning Friday, September 28 on the Harris Theater Rooftop from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s burger bonanza comes with a toe-tapping, throwback twist. To celebrate Chicago Gourmet’s overall Rock the Fork theme, the evening’s DJ will spin crowd-pleasing, old school jams while 15 chefs duke it out for the title of burger champ.

Bon Appétit’s Editor-In-Chief Adam Rapoport and Deputy Editor Julia Kramer will host the evening with flair while a panel of eight judges will blind taste and evaluate the creations of 15 talented chefs to crown the Judges’ Champion. Meanwhile, guests can take part in the action too by casting votes for their favorites throughout the evening to identify the Peoples’ Choice winner.

Hamburger Hop tickets are $125. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

For more details and to buy tickets, visit

The competitor lineup includes:

Louie Alexakis | Avli Estiatorio

Matt Ayala | Cochon Volant Brasserie

Kevin Cuddihee | TWO

Alisha Elenz | mfk.

Susan Frasca | Kinzie Chophouse

Corey Grupe | Timothy O’Toole’s

Amber Lancaster | Sable Kitchen & Bar

Miguel Ortiz | Gemini

Tony Priolo | Piccolo Sogno/Nonnina/Maillard Tavern

Moosah Reaume | Virgin Hotels Chicago

Joe Rossi | Miller’s Pub

Nathan Sears | State and Lake Chicago Tavern

José Sosa | Gibsons Italia

Alex Theodoroff | MAD Social

Mike Warner | The Franklin Room


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