BURGER: The San Jose Bahn Mi Burger
RESTAURANT: Smoke the Burger Joint
CHEF: Patrick Toy
SIDE: Seasoned potato chips
ABOUT THE BURGER: Hickory-smoked Angus beef patty served on a toasted French baguette topped with cucumbers, pickled carrots, housemade smoked jalapeño relish, cilantro and a spicy chili aioli.
MENU ITEM: Specially created for Burger Wars
LOCATION: 4934 Portage St. NW, North Canton
JUDGE’S REMARKS: The creativity is high on this one. The meat is good on its own even without the delicious toppings.
Every March for the past three years, we have presented to readers the magazine staff’s top picks in our annual Feast Awards. This year, we decided to take things in a different direction and focus on an American classic: the burger.