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Hamburger Hop

hamburger hop Presented by
Buckhead Beef and Blue Moon

It's the 8th annual Hamburger Hop®, a fun—and tasty—burger showdown.

Get ready for All Stars vs. Challengers! Hamburger Hop 2017, presented by Buckhead Beef and Blue Moon, will celebrate Chicago Gourmet's 10th anniversary with past Hamburger Hop winners returning to defend their titles against new challengers eager to win Chicago's Best Burger. Guests will enjoy tasty, gourmet burgers along with Blue Moon brews, wines, spirits and more. A celebrity panel of judges determines Chicago's Best Burger award, while guests crown the People's Choice.

Tickets for the 2017 Hamburger Hop can be purchased here. 

Hamburger HopDate: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Place: Harris Theater Rooftop


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.



 Participating Chefs: All Stars

Daniel Grynevich

Kuma's Too

Kevin Hickey

Rockit Ranch Productions

John Hogan/Tony Mantuano

River Roast

Martial Noguier



Dino Tsaknis

Participating Chefs: Challengers

Brian Ahern


Joe Butera

D4 Irish Pub

Andrés Barrera

City Winery

Nicole Bayani


Craig Couper

Michael Jordan's Steakhouse


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





Lin Brehmer

WXRT Chicago

Carla Hall

The Chew

Jeff Mauro

Pork & Mindy's

Jason Pratt

Blue Moon Brewing Company

Mario Rizzotti

Iron Chef America


Alpana Singh

Terra & Vine/The Boarding House/Seven Lions

Curtis Stone

Stone's Food Inc.



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