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Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge

Ladies & gentlemen, fire up your grills!!

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New Mexico State Fair Green Chile
Cheeseburger Challenge
Monday, September 11, 2017

WHEN: Monday, September 11th
WHERE: The Agriculture Building Courtyard – New Mexico State Fair - ABQ
WHO: New Mexico restaurants are eligible. Brick & mortar established restaurants.

The New Mexico State Fair is now taking applications to participate in the much beloved contest. New Mexico restaurants will have through July 31st, end- of-day, to submit an application to compete to win the prestigious title of Green Chile Cheeseburger Champion.

2017 Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge

This fun and spirited event pits restaurant against restaurant to vie for the prestigious title of “green chile cheeseburger champion.”


The winner of the Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge is:
Sparky’s Burgers, BBQ & Espresso of Hatch

Runners up:
2nd place – Fuddruckers of Albuquerque
3rd place – Oak Tree Café of Albuquerque

People’s Choice Winner:
Oso Grill of Capitan

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Inspections begin at 11:00 AM.

Public tasting for the first 100 people. Participants must be in line and have a ballot to participate in the tasting. Ballots will be handed out to the first 100 people in line.

The order to “Fire Up Your Grill” will be given at approximately 3:45pm allowing contestants time to “test cook” and prepare for the challenge.

This year there are 12 contestants and 2 alternates (selected by drawing):
1. El Bruno’s Restaurant – Cuba
2. Sparky’s Burgers, BBQ & Espresso – Hatch
3. The Eklund – Clayton
4. Starr Brothers Brewing – Albuquerque
5. Village Café – Los Lunas
6. Rockin’ BZ Burgers – Alamogordo
7. Whole Foods Market – Sandia Saloon – Albuquerque
8. Oso Grill -- Capitan
9. Fat Sats Bar & Grill – Belen
10. Oak Tree Café – Albuquerque
11. Fuddruckers – Albuquerque
12. The Pointe Grill – Rio Rancho

Alternates:
Sadie’s of New Mexico – Los Ranchos
Big Mike’s Grill – Belen

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