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Hamburger Hop

Hamburger Hop

hamburger hop
Presented by Buckhead beef and Blue Moon

Chicago Gourmet 2016 will kick-off with the popular Hamburger Hop®,
a fun—and tasty—burger showdown.

Fire up the grill and prepare to feast—it’s burger time! Join top area chefs as they battle it out for Buckhead Beef® burger glory while guests enjoy tasty gourmet burgers, beer, wine, spirits, and more. A celebrity panel of judges determines the city's Best Burger award, while guests crown the People's Choice.

Hamburger HopDate: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Place: Harris Theater Rooftop


Late Night Gourmet is the official Hamburger Hop after-party. Find out more >>

Charity: A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Illinois Restaurant Educational Foundation (IRAEF), a non-profit organization (501 c3) dedicated to building the future of Illinois' hospitality workforce.


Competing Chefs:

Mariela Bolaños

MAD Social

Bob Broskey

Beacon Tavern

Nicolas Cabrera

STK Chicago

Amanda Downing

Rockit Bar and Grill

Christian Eckmann

Three Dots and a Dash

Jason Friedland

Weber Grill

Atticus Garant

Columbus Tap

Dan Huebschmann

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Martial Noguier


Chris Pandel

Swift & Sons

Joseph Rizza

Prime & Provisions

Moosah Reaume

Rosebud Prime

Rey Villalobos

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Matthew Wilde

Joy District

Jesse Williams




Jeff Mauro

Pork and Mindy's

Dino Tsaknis

David Burke's Primehouse

Lin Brehmer

WXRT Chicago

David Lissner

Dining Chicago

Morgan Olsen

Eat & Drink Editor, RedEye

Jason Pratt

Blue Moon Brewing Company

Eddie Jackson

BBQ Blitz

Dave Otto

Broadcaster/Cubs Pitcher '94



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