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| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Kathleen Stubler is up with her Region 4 and so far, she seems to be winning the prize for a burger that runs down your face and arms! The judges don't mind the use of extra napkins if it means that they get to enjoy Kathleen's burger! James McNair tastes Kathleen's burger... The slaw is receiving...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Lisa Huff is presenting her burger to the judges. It's called a Yooper burger. Wanna know what a yooper is? Well, Lisa explained that a yooper is a a person who resides in the upper pennisula of the Michigan area (I think she said Michigan? I was trying to keep one ear open whilst typing...) Her...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
They are just going too darn fast for my fingers of fury. Our region 1 finalist hit the stage with her burger and the general consensus was that it was a very moist burger, which is difficult to accomplish with seafood burgers. Valerie has impressed the judges with the flavors. Region 2's Susan...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
The above is a reference to not only that glorious sound of burgers on the grill but also to the temp here in Napa Valley today. It is HOT . And I'm not even in front of a grill! Check out our beef finalists as they prep their recipes... Sonali Ruder- Region 1 Mary Thompson- Region 2 Jamie Miller-...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
On my way to the beef grills, Sutter Home Commander-in-Chief Bob Torkelson brought the judges onto the stage. These are the people who will be crowning a $50,000 winner this afternoon! Learn more about Build a Better Burger
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
OK, I got sidetracked by the Ben & Jerry's cart. I'm sorry. I'm only human! With an affinity for ice cream. For the record, ice cream before noon still tastes good. Learn more about Build a Better Burger
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
The alternative finalists have gotten underway and I literally hopped a velvet rope into the cooking arena. (I guess the large camera made me look official because no one told me to get back!) Region 1 Finalist Valerie Szlatenyi is putting together her swordfish burgers. For the record, today wil...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
It's finally here! the 18th annual BBB contest is (almost) in full swing! The sun is out, people are out walking around and the Sutter Home Victorian Inn is all a buzz of activity. I sneaked in a little early, with my camera in tow (both of them!) to get some prelim shots... Don't you just wish...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: The 2008 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger finalists! In the Beef category: Region 1- Sonali Ruder; New York, NY: New York Steakhouse Burger Region 2- Mary Thompson; Lexington, SC: Palmetto Pride Pimento Cheese Burgers Region 3- Jamie Miller; Maple...
| Posted by BBBAssistant for Sutter Home
I can't move and I am currently wishing I had elastic-waisted pants. Today was Build a Better Burger finalist selection day and because I'm so incredibly dedicated to my job of informing you about the goings on of BBB , I insisted on trying all 15 of the beef burger semi-finalists. I don't know all...