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The Battle of the Burgers Podcast

Posted 6:16pm on Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2011

We started with 32 local burger joints and paired them off, bracket-style, in a mission to find the best burger in the region. Countless matchups (and calories) later, we’ve arrived at the Final Four.

For a little insight into this year’s Battle of the Burgers, Christopher Kelly rounded up fellow burger judges Rick Press, Preston Jones and Bud Kennedy to talk about this year’s highlights, lowlights, and surprises.

Click on the bar above to listen to the entire podcast, or listen to individual segments below:

Segment One: The Bacon Region You would think that favorites Kincaid’s and Twisted Root would have come out on top of this region? But might we suggest you give a hole-in-the-wall in west Fort Worth called Pop’s a try.

Segment Two: The Pickle Region Defending champ Fred’s appears to be coasting, but the star of this bracket may have been Johnny Bs, which almost pulled off the upset of the century.

Segment Three: The Mustard Region The strongest region of the battle, with Dutch’s, Love Shack, Smashburger, and Jakes all in the running? So how did a mostly unknown upstart called Chop House Burgers come out on top?

Segment Four: The Ketchup Region The big-time chains, In-N-Out and Five Guys, vastly underperformed, leaving the door wide open for the sometimes under-appreciated, but still legendary Charley’s.

Segment Five: The readers' bracket, and the judges' predictions Find out how you can win a fabulous, burger-flavored prize package by voting for your favorite burger joint, and listen to who our judges thing is going to emerge as the champion.

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