One of the most important parts of Burger Week is determining once and for all, through a highly imperfect bracketing and voting system, which burger is the best burger of all New York. We've chosen 16 burger contenders in four categories from a list of Eater Burger Committee faves and reader submissions. The four categories are fast food style burgers, pub style burgers, popular restaurant burgers, and wild card burgers.
The pub burger poll from yesterday will be live for a couple more hours, but right now it's a tight heat between Corner Bistro and JG Melon. Now it's time gourmet restaurant burger time. These specimens come from restaurants that don't otherwise specialize in burgers. They are a little more upscale than the pub and fast food varieties and can feature premium blends of meat, unusual toppings, and high price tags. There were a great deal of submissions for this category, so look out for a couple of favorites in a vote later today for Wild Card Burgers.