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Hamburger Hop

hamburger hop Presented by Buckhead Pride
and Blue Moon

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

Hamburger Hop 2017, presented by Buckhead Pride and Blue Moon, celebrated 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 enjoyed tasty, gourmet burgers along with Blue Moon brews, wines, spirits and more. As always, a celebrity panel of judges determined Chicago's Best Burger award, while guests crowned the People's Choice.

Hamburger Hop

Save the date for 2018!

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Place: Harris Theater Rooftop




 2017 Winners

John Hogan/Tony Mantuano

River Roast

Judge's Choice

Martial Noguier


People's Choice




 2017 competing Chefs: All Stars

Daniel Grynevich

Kuma's Too

Kevin Hickey

Rockit Ranch Productions

John Hogan/Tony Mantuano

River Roast

Martial Noguier



Dino Tsaknis

2017 competing 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




2017 Judges

Lin Brehmer

93XRT Chicago

Carla Hall

ABC's The Chew

Adam Lukach

RedEye Chicago

Jeff Mauro

Pork & Mindy's

Mario Rizzotti

Iron Chef America


Alpana Singh

The Boarding House/Seven Lions/Terra & Vine

Justine Stauffer



Curtis Stone




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2017 Sponsors


2017 Partners


2017 Charity Partner

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