Our contest lets YOU be the burger king • Brooklyn Paper

Our contest lets YOU be the burger king

It’s time to put your buns in our mouths!

Thanks to our partners at the Food Network and the New York City Wine and Food Festival, The Brooklyn Paper has created a once-in-a-lifetime contest opportunity for YOU to compete against some of the best burger maestros in the country at the second annual Burger Bash this fall in DUMBO.

Here’s how to enter: Go to www.BrooklynPaper.com/burgerbash and tell us your best burger recipe. We’ll pick three finalists who will cook up their burger for our judging panel.

The best burger wins — and its creator will compete against the chefs at Dumont in Williamsburg; Mullane’s Pub in Fort Greene; City Hall, Fatty Crab, the Old Homestead, Shake Shack and the Spotted Pig in Manhattan; and Al Roker, who is back, despite a poor showing last year.

All the rules are at www.BrooklynPaper.com/burgerbash, but a few guidelines need some emphasis:

1. We have no prejudices about what constitutes a great burger, but make sure your recipe sounds like something we’d like to eat.

2. If you’re one of the three finalists, be prepared to cook it at a mutually agreed-upon time and place.

3. The eventual winner of the contest must be prepared to represent him or herself at the Burger Bash, which is on Friday, Oct. 9 in DUMBO. All materials, including food and cooking equipment, will be provided by the New York City Wine and Food Festival, but the chef must provide his own labor and staff.

Most of all, have fun.

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