The Mahoning county restaurants competing in this year’s Meat 16 Cheeseburger Challenge tournament:
- Bogey’s Bar & Grill – Lowellville
- Magic Tree Pub & Eatery – Boardman
- Phoenix Fire Grill & Bar – Canfield
- Davidson’s Restaurant & Bar – Cornersberg
- Coaches Burger Bar – Poland
- The Pour House – Canfield
- Mojo’s Pub – Austintown
- Ice House Inn – Austintown
View Trumbull County entries.
The Trumbull county restaurants competing in this year’s Meat 16 Cheeseburger Challenge tournament:
- Big D’s Newton Grill – Newton Falls
- Peter Allen Inn – Kinsman
- Lake Tavern – Mecca
- Sunrise Inn – Warren
- Raptis Family Restaurant – Howland
- High Pointe Restaurant & Tavern – Niles
- Niki’z Pub – Niles
- The Lime Tree – Warren
View Mahoning County entries.
With less than four weeks until the Badurik’s Butcher Block Cheeseburger Challenge, there has been another major shake up. The BURGERGUYZ 2016 Burger of the Year award recipient, Fire Grill BBQ, has closed. It is reported that the Girard restaurant, that has been closed since Monday, January 9, was having financial problems. That opens the door for the next in line to compete, StoneYard Grill and Tavern of Niles. The tournament kicks off on February 8th and should take about a month until the final match between the top Mahoning County cheeseburger against the best from Trumbull County.
The 2017 Badurik’s Butcher Block Cheeseburger Challenge field of competitors is set, but not without a last minute Mahoning County shake-up.
After hundreds of comments on Facebook, burgerguyz.com and by email, Bogey’s Bar & Grill (Lowellville) is the clear choice for the last vacant slot in “The Meat 16,” which is slated to kick off on February 8th. To us, (BURGERGUYZ), Bogey’s is burger royalty and we are ecstatic that they will be in the tournament again. Last year they were eliminated in round 1 due to a miscommunication/misunderstanding, but this year, Chef Mel is confident and ready to fire up the grill!
Unexpectedly, we received a message from one of last years 2nd round losers, stating they did not want to enter their burgers. We can only speculate why, but that opens up another slot which we went to our message pool and selected The Village Pump (Canfield).
Welcome and congratulations to Bogey’s Bar & Grill, The Village Pump, and Big D’s Newton Grill on being voted into this tournament by the people of the Mahoning Valley for having “the best burger!”
Good luck to all of this year’s competitors and may the best burger win!
Congratulations to Big D’s Newton Grill on being selected as the final Trumbull County entrant in the Badurik’s Butcher Block Cheeseburger Challenge that begins next month. Big D’s loyal patrons got word of the challenge and flooded, (…and I do mean flooded!), the BURGERGUYZ with messages of endorsement. The tournament, dubbed the “Meat 16,” has 8 Trumbull County eateries battle it out in a play-off format with the finalist facing-off against the winner from 8 Mahoning County eateries. Now, just one slot remains vacant. If you have a favorite Mahoning County burger let us know and give them a shot at the 2017 Cheeseburger Challenge Cup and CHEESEBURGER GLORY!!