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Announcing the winner of the Best Burger Foodster Award

Written By Scott Joseph On January 5, 2017

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And the Best Burger is…
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Taproom at Dubsdread
 
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The winner of the first 2017 Foodster Award for Best Burger is Taproom at Dubsdread. Second place goes to The Whiskey. And Teak Neighborhood Grill squeaked into third place over Smiling Bison by one thin vote.
 
These are all excellent choices; you couldn’t go wrong with any of them. 
 
The top three vote getters will receive a plaque suitable for hanging.
 
Congratulation to the winners.
 
Don’t forget to vote in the other currently active categories for Best Pizza and Best Cocktails. You can find the Foodster Awards page at this link.
 
And very soon we’ll announce two new categories: Most Romantic Restaurant and Best Sushi. Have a restaurant you’d like to nominate? Send us a note.
 
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