Get ready for a burger battle! Tickets are going fast for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop, returning for its eighth year Friday, September 22 at the Harris Theater rooftop. To celebrate Chicago Gourmet’s 10th anniversary, Hamburger Hop pits previous winners against newcomers duking it out for Chicago’s best burger bragging rights.
Bon Appétit’s Editor-In-Chief Adam Rapoport and Deputy Editor Andrew Knowlton will host the evening with flair while a panel eight judges – including celebrity chefs Curtis Stone, Carla Hall and Jeff Mauro – will blind taste and evaluate the creations of fifteen talented chefs to crown the Judges’ champion. Meanwhile, guests can take part in the action casting votes for their favorites throughout the evening to identify the Peoples’ Choice winner. This year’s rumble features:
Brian Ahern | Boefhaus
Joe Butera | D4 Irish Pub
Andrés Barrera | City Winery
Nicole Bayani | Presidio
Craig Couper | Michael Jordan’s Steak House
Ignacio Garcia | Monk’s Pub
Matthew Lair | Clever Rabbit
Jessica Nowicki | The Lunatic, The Lover and The Poet
Jordan Parker | The Dawson
Tom Schmitt | Knife Steakhouse
Daniel Grynevich | Kuma’s Too
Kevin Hickey | Rockit Ranch Productions
John Hogan and Tony Mantuano | River Roast
Martial Noguier | Bistronomic
Dino Tsaknis | Primehouse
Tickets are on sale now. Hamburger Hop tickets are $125 per person. Both events are open to the public, and are ticketed separately from Chicago Gourmet and the Grand Cru. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.
For tickets and additional information, visit chicagogourmet.org.