So, in the wake of National Burger Day this week, the UK Burger Battle finally landed in Leicester this evening. It's been a massive success in Birmingham and we've been looking longingly at the reviews so of course we bought our tickets right away. I am so full of meat right now that Traci Lords is looking up to me as a role model, but I just about have the energy to write about it all.
Was the Traci Lords joke too much? I'm leaving it in.
The Leicester battle was between two stalwarts of the local food scene, Crafty Burger and The Paget Arms. Hosted at the Parcel Yard by the station, it had been a rainy day but it faded out as the crowds gathered for the sold out event. There was a number of top notch bands performing, we were particularly happy to hear some nice folk followed by a punkesque combo with some well favoured covers in there to keep the mood happy and hip.
Leicester's great and good were out in force to take a bite at two of the city's hottest burger restaurant offerings - with specially created menus for the battle. Attendees had three hours during which to sample each of the burgers (along with their complimentary welcome drink of course) whilst enjoying the entertainment and the fine company. Then a public vote was taken, alongside the professional judges vote and a winner was declared.
We spotted bloggers from Recipes and Reviews and Faiiint there, as well as Bobby Ananta, the new chef at St Martins and author of the Javanese Spoon. Also checking out the beefy goodness were our good friends from Gelato Village, who had provided an extra special dessert option for the burger aficionados.
But of course, you want to know more about the challengers, right?
In the red corner, we have the Paget Arms.
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