The 3rd Annual Owensboro Burger Week ran from March 3rd through March 11th and it was the biggest, best and most successful event to date. According to Visit Owensboro, there were 34,549 burgers sold from 38 participating restaurants during Burger Week 2023. That doubled the total number of burgers sold in 2022, when there were 32 restaurants participating.
This year's panel of 14 judges "composed of experts and Burger Week fans" sampled the burgers and scored them. Those scores have been tallied and we now know the official results. We've got the Top 5!
Here they are!
#5- THAI FOOD OWENSBORO'S PA NANG BURGER
#4- OLD HICKORY BBQ'S HICKORY BURGER
#3- J'S GOOD GRUB'S BIG BOOTY JUDY
#2- NIKO'S BAKERY AND CAFE'S CROISSANT BURGER
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And, the Grand Champion of Owensboro Burger Week 2023 is . . .
#1- THE WINDY HOLLOW BISCUIT HOUSE SHRIMP & GRITS BURGER
The Windy Hollow Biscuit House Shrimp & Grits Burger scored an astounding 86.86 out of 100 points.
The owners and staff were surprised this morning at 10am when Visit Owensboro, sponsors and members of the media showed up to share the exciting news!
While Windy Hollow claimed the Best Burger in Owensboro title and trophy, Beef O'Brady's, for the third consecutive year, sold the most burgers during the event. This year, the restaurant sold 3,584 of The Smokeshow!
Congratulations to all the winners and a big shout out to everyone who participated. Whether you helped create the burgers, make them, serve them or eat them, Owensboro Burger Week created an "enormous economic impact!"
Burger Week was sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council, Green River Appliance and Hill View Farms Meats.
And, yes! There's even more good news to share. Dave Kirk, from Visit Owensboro, says, "Owensboro Burger Week will return in early Spring of 2024!"