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Iowa’s ‘Best Burger’ to be featured at state fair

Aug 07, 2013

AMES — Iowa’s 2013 Best Burger winner will be available one day only, Saturday, at the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters at the Iowa State Fair.

Fair fans will have the opportunity to try the award-winning Angus Black Crown burger created by the 61 Chop House in Mediapolis.

Burger lovers will be delighted with the fresh half-pound Certified Angus Beef patty that is grilled to perfection and topped with a made-from-scratch beer cheese sauce, pepper Colby-jack cheese and two strips of thick-cut Applewood bacon. It’s creator, 61 Chop House owner and chef Terry Reis will be on-site to oversee the preparation of his personal culinary creation.

The Angus Black Crown Burger joins an exclusively all-beef menu that boasts not only burgers, but also prime rib dinners, roast beef sandwiches, ribeye steak sandwiches, taco salads and the original Hot Beef Sundae.

The Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters, an advocate for Iowa beef, features products from Iowa companies. Fully cooked beef taco meat for its taco salads, taco potatoes and walking tacos is manufactured in Nevada, Iowa, by Burke Corporation. The fully cooked shredded beef used in the Hot Beef Sundaes is produced by W & G Marketing in Ames.

Operated by Beef Promotions of Iowa Inc., the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters is managed by John Mortimer of Dallas Center. Sixty-eight county cattlemen’s associations bring more than 1,200 beef industry volunteers to prepare and serve beef during the Iowa State Fair.

In its fourth year, Iowa’s Best Burger contest received more than 6,320 nominations that named 349 Iowa restaurants. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association counted the nominations and the top 10, including the First Street Grille in Keosauqua, were visited by a secret panel of judges who evaluated the hamburgers based on taste, appearance, and proper serving temperature. The winner was announced in May. For information, visit www.iabeef.org.

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