From August 18th to the 20th, restaurants from around Colorado will battle it out for the state’s Best Burger and the winner is all up to you. Copper has hosted this battle, known as the Colorado Burger Summit, of the burgers for the past 3 years. They have partnered up with Asheville, North Carolina-based All American Food Fights for the last year making the cook-off known across the nation.
Colorado Burger Summit – Be the Judge!
More than 6,000 people gather throughout the two day event for the 3rd Annual Colorado Burger Summit. Sample burgers from twenty of Colorado’s greatest chefs as they fire up their grills at the base of majestic Copper Mountain in hopes of winning the title of Colorado’s Best Burger. The best part is that you are the judge! Sample burgers and cast your vote for coveted Golden Ticket. This ticket sends the winning restaurant to the nationally-televised World Food Championships. While you eat, enjoy free live music.
The Copper winner moves on to the nationally-televised World Burger Championships, he or she will face three rounds of competition, after which point the ultimate burger chef squares off against the victors in eight other categories, from barbecue and chili to pasta, seafood and desserts, for the title of World Food Champion. The winner of the World Burger Championship wins $10,000, and the winner of the World Food Championships wins $100,000.
Grab some burger bucks ($1 each) and make your way around this beefy festival; redeem your bucks for beers and burgers. Pre-purchasing burger bucks will help you skip to the front of the line and receive a free gift at check in. Some of the participating restaurants include:
- C.B. Grille, Copper Mountain
- Endo’s Adrenaline Café, Copper Mountain
- Incline Bar & Grill, Copper Mountain
- Jack’s Slopeside Grill, Copper Mountain
- JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern, Copper Mountain
- Jill’s Umbrella Bar, Copper Mountain
- Storm King Lounge, Copper Mountain
- Stuft Burger Bar, Fort Collins