Sand Hill Kitchen nabbed its first grand prize from the panel of judges, while the Rankin Vault regained people’s choice honors after losing the crown in 2017.
Isis and the Rankin Vault topped a field of fierce competitors at this year’s local burger showdown.
In spite of today’s winter storm, a few local restaurants, breweries and bars are staying open for hardy souls who want to brave the elements.
Burgers are big in WNC. Event organizers estimate that more than 1,000 people turned out for Sunday’s WNC Battle of the Burger in the River Arts District.
Tickets for the second Western North Carolina Battle of the Burger are on sale this week. Plus, local restaurants and wineries have special events planned for Independence Day.
The battle was fierce, especially for having taken place in a hotel parking lot. As the smoke wafted across the grounds of the inaugural WNC Battle of the Burger on Sunday, Aug. 10, all nine competitors dug into their trenches to grill up the best they had to offer.