Battle of the burgers

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Cool Cuisine Burger Battle offers competition for plant-based burger artisans

This year, March is all about being green: not just for St. Patrick’s Day, but for the Cool Cuisine Burger Battle happening in Davis. Cool Cuisine is a partnership between organizations and individuals that searches for the tastiest plant-based burgers. According to the Cool Cuisine website, “restaurants in Davis will compete to create the most mouth-watering, enticing, planet-friendly, plant-based burgers and diners will vote on each one they taste!”

There are many different restaurants here at Davis that are participating in the contest, even some on campus. See below a list of restaurants and the name of their plant-based burgers:

Bistro 33- “Impossible Burger” created by Chef Manny CruzChay Corner at Lazi Cow- “Grilled Goodness Burger” created by Chef Chay (Brandon Dinh)Cuarto Dining Commons- “Road Runner Burger” created by Chef Janos LevinDavis Food Coop- “Pakora Fritter Burger” created by Chef Terry Brooks and Kathryn FrenchDe Vere’s Irish Pub- “Southwest Vegan Burger” Segundo Dining Commons- “Falafel Burger” created by Chef Cesar Cienfuegos Smokin’ Ewe BBQ at G Street Wunderbar- “Smokey Quinoa Portobello Burger” created by Chef Arturo GonzalezSolomon’s Delicatessen- “Pastrami Burger” created by Chef Aimal FormoliSpokes Grill- “Beyond Bulgogi”Tercero Dining Commons- “Eggplant Parmesan Burger” created by Chef Robert Reilly The Gunrock- “Beyond Bella”The Hotdogger- “Bratwurst with Sauerkraut” created by Chef Ivan Franks Yeti Restaurant- “Bara Bara Nepalese Burger” created by Chef Prajwal Bajracharya Zumapoke & Lush Ice- created by Chef Rachael Ryen As of March 1, anyone and everyone is invited to visit these restaurants and vote on each burger based on a five point scale of “ok” to “awesome” in the following categories: taste, presentation, texture, unique flavor, juiciness and similarity to real meat. The voting form is located online. Each vote gives you one entry into a raffle for the chance to win a one …

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