A Siouxland restaurant is named in the "Top Ten for Iowa's Best Burger Contest"
AMES, Iowa (KTIV) - Where do you like to get your favorite burger?
Iowans submitted more than 9,600 nomination votes selecting the 2014 Top Ten restaurants and their burgers and The Ritz in Arnolds Park, Iowa made the list.
The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association counted the nominations that came in via online, texting and paper ballots.
Those getting the most nominations are (in alphabetical order):
Ankeny Diner, Ankeny
Big City Burgers & Greens, Des Moines
Brick City Grill, Ames
Elm’s Club, Creston
Ferg’s My Tighe’s, Grand Junction
First Street Grille, Keosauqua
Ride’s Bar & Grill, Fort Dodge
Sam’s Sodas and Sandwiches, Carroll
The Ritz, Arnolds Park
Zombie Burger, Des Moines
Iowa’s Best Burger contest now moves to the next stage. All Top Ten restaurants will be visited by judges who will evaluate the hamburgers based on taste, appearance, and proper serving temperature (160 degrees).
“We’re really happy to promote Iowa restaurants who do a great job of serving beef,” said ICA President Ed Greiman of Garner. “We have a lot in common. Cattle producers and local restaurants are both small business owners who have a great passion for food - either producing it or preparing it. And, both local restaurants and farmers are important to the economic well-being of hundreds of communities around the state.”
“Although we won’t announce Iowa’s Best Burger until the first week of May, we encourage everyone to stop at one of the Top Ten restaurants for a burger,” Brummett said. “Iowans have a very special place in their heart for burgers. The burger is the all-American classic served in almost every restaurant from the local café to the finest white tablecloth establishment.”
Last year, 61 Chop House Grille in Mediapolis took home the final prize. Winners in previous years are: 2012- Coon Bowl III in Coon Rapids; 2011- Rusty Duck in Dexter; and 2010-Sac County Cattle Company of Sac City.
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