Two of our esteemed field of 64 have been disqualified from competition in the early rounds of the 2015 Burger Cup due to the removal of burgers from their menus.
Our reader-driven pre-seeding of the top 64 included Kro’s Nest, which long had sliders and a cheeseburger on their menu. However, we reconfirmed with them over the phone this week that they have removed these items from the menu (though they do promise a triumphant return of their cheeseburger pizza some time soon).
Meanwhile, readers ranked Migas quite high in the field no doubt to its reputation for fine food, fine drink and fine fun, but it came to our attention just yesterday they removed the burger from their menu quite some time ago. Whoops on us for not reconfirming before the bracket was released.
Therefore in the spirit of competition, both Migas and Kro’s Nest have been removed from this year’s competition.
Meanwhile, voting remains open until Sunday at noon in the Round of 64 over at www.thebeijinger.com/2015Burgercup. More than half the remaining battles are neck-and-neck, with virtual ties in six of the head-to-head competitions.
If you haven’t yet shown support for your favorite venues, vote now to send them on to the next round.
If you’re hankering for a new burger to try, go out there and try any one of the 62 remaining venues; if you need some hints on what to try, check out our ever-evolving Burger Briefing series; here’s who we have profiled so far:
Frost Coffee, Cocktails and Dining
Home Plate BBQ
Lily’s American Diner
Slow Boat Brewery
Sunbake & Brew
Yuppie & Yummy
Remember, you’ll need to help your favorites survive each round by returning to vote; here’s the schedule of voting:
The current round closes at noon, Sun, Aug 30.
Round of 32: Opens at 4pm, Sun, Aug 30; Closes at noon, Thu, Sep 3.
Sweet 16: Opens at 4pm, Thu, Sep 3; Closes at noon, Mon, Sep 7.
Elite Eight: Opens at 4pm, Mon, Sep 7; Closes at noon, Thu, Sep 10.
Final Four: Opens at 4pm, Thu, Sep 10; Closes at noon, Mon, Sep 14.
Finals: Opens at 4pm, Mon, Sep 14; Closes at noon, Wed, Sep 16.
The grand champion and final seedings of the 2015 Burger Cup will be announced shortly afterward
In the mean time, take a gander at the seedings and matchups, download yourself a full bracket by clicking on the graphic below:
This post first appeared on thebeijinger.com on August 26, 2015