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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.

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

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

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