Nashville Burger Lovers Rejoice! A New Winner Has Been Crowned in the Nashville Lifestyles Battle of the Burger

Pimento cheddar and bacon. Mushroom and Swiss. Spicy and sweet. Foodies were the judge at the 4th Annual Battle of the Burger throw-down, a battle for burger supremacy. Last night 15 chefs from Nashville’s best local restaurants went head to head and created custom burgers just for this event. By popular vote Mason’s is now the new best burger in town. Other participants included 1808 Grille, Balkan Xpress, Bar Louie, Burger Republic, Decker & Dyer, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Jack Daniel’s Gaylord, Kitchen Notes, L.A. Jackson, M. Restaurant & Bar, Sambuca, Trattoria Il Mulino, Up Rooftop Lounge, and Whiskey Kitchen. Check out the highlights below!

1808 Grille “Don’t Gouda My Chow Chow” gouda/pickled green tomato/ Mama Lil’s peppers/ chow chow/ country ham

Balkan Xpress Food Truck: “Stalk Me Burger” Grassfed beef patty topped with mango pico de gallo, greens, and sauce

Bar Louie

Burger Republic

Burger Republic

Decker & Dyer: “Beer and Pretzel Burger” Black Hawk Farms ground beef, smoked bacon, caramelized onions, and Jackalope IPA Cheese Sauce

Decker & Dyer: “Beer and Pretzel Burger” Black Hawk Farms ground beef, smoked bacon, caramelized onions, and Jackalope IPA Cheese Sauce

M. Restaurant and Bar: Beer Braised Collard Greens

Hoss’ Loaded Burgers Food Truck- 3rd Place

Kitchen Notes: “All-American Cheeseburger” Black Hawk Farms beef, American cheese, Dickel No. 8 caramelized onions, special sauce, on a house-made sesame crusted brioche

Kitchen Notes: “All-American Cheeseburger”

L.A. Jackson: “Smash Burger” with Cheese Whiz, Shire onions, garlic aioli, and Black Hawk Farms beef patty

M. Restaurant and Bar: “Burger and Fries” Allen Brothers infused burger, wickle pimento cheese, beer braised collard greens, Benton bacon aioli, and potato sticks

WINNER: Mason’s “A Better Damn Burger” Crispy buttermilk onions, umami tsunami aioli, candied ramp marmalade, and Kenny’s white cheddar

Jack Daniels Opryland: “Brisket Burger” Wagyu brisket, house bacon, pimento cheese butter, iceberg, vidalia, and honey roll

Trattoria Il Mulino: “Trattoria Blackhawk Prime Burger” Candied Benton’s bacon, roma tomato, hydro watercress, Jack Danil’s onion marmalade, and roasted garlic aioli on a potato brioche bun.

UP Rooftop Lounge: “Bacon Jam Minis” Ground brisket, balsamic bacon jam, roma tomato, garlic jalapeno pickle, arugula and comeback sauce, on a brioche roll

Whiskey Kitchen: “Poblano Pig N’ Bull” Evans angus beef patty, brown sugar and chili flake bacon, poblano cheese, on a fresh baked yeast roll