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The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association sponsor the annual Iowa's Best Burger Contest.   

 

2015 Iowa's Best Burger Winner is The Cider House in Fairfield!

2015 Best Burger Contest Winner news release

The Cider House staff are (from left) Hopi James, Skylar Messer, Annalisa Thompson, Cole Fishback, and Clint Stephenson.

 

The Das Kraut Burger, served with homemade refrigerator pickles and triple-cooked fries is one of the offerings at The Cider House in Fairfield.
 

 

Ankeny Diner (no checks)

133 SE Delaware
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-7851

www.ankenydiner.com

Sun - Thur: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Rides Bar & Grill (cash or check only)

723 South 31st
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-2811

www.Ridesbar-grill.com

Mon-Thur: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11am. – 8 p.m.

Big City Burgers and Greens

400 Locust, Suite 195
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-537-8433

www.bigcityburgersandgreens.com

Mon - Fri: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Saucy Focaccia

located in the NewBo City Market (no checks)
1100 Third St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-350-9814

www.saucyfocaccia.com

Mon - Wed: Closed
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Down Right Delicious

120 S 15th St
Clarinda, IA 51632
712-542-6319

Mon -Closed
Tuesday-Fri: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Cider House  WINNER  
(cash, Discover, Visa, MC)

102 N 2nd St
Fairfield, IA 52556
641-980-0423

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thur: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fri - Sat: 4 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Elm’s Club

108 N Elm
Creston, IA 50801
641-782-2615

Mon - Sat: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Grill Hours: Mon - Fri: 11a.m – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

The Ritz (local checks)

394 North Okoboji Grove Road
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
712-332-2777

Mon - Tues: 3 p.m. – midnight
Wed - Sun: 11 a.m. – midnight

First Street Grille

719 1st St
Keosauqua, IA 52565
319-293-6462

http://firststgrille.com

Open daily at 8:30 a.m.
Sat and Sun: 7 a.m.

Zombie Burger

300 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-244-9292

www.zombieburgerdm.com

Sun - Thur: 11 a.m. – midnight
Fri - Sat: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Judging Criteria

Selection of the 2015 Iowa’s Best Burger will be conducted by an anonymous judging panel. Decision of the judges is final.

The following guidelines will be used in judging:

  • Taste – 50%
  • Appearance and Presentation – 30%
  • Proper cooking temperature / degree of doneness – 20%
  • Medium doneness, internal temperature reaches 160° F

 
2015 Official Rules
  

2/11/15 - Kick-off News Release

Top 10 Announcement News Release

  

County Cattlemen Opportunities - Co-op Advertising Rules/Form

 

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