In only our second year of #burgermadness , the impossible has happened. After battling back and forth for two full days, and after getting picked up by Barstool Sports (read all about the trolls here), this site crashed during the final hour of voting. Rather than either take the votes for what they were or extend the voting for another hour, finalists The Blue Ox and Park both agreed to a draw. Normally I’d scoff at such a notion, but that’s what the chefs wanted in order to keep it fair. So here we are, the winners of the best burger in Boston are both The Blue Ox and Park. Yes, I realize neither restaurant is technically in Boston, but so what? Clearly the people have spoken (the race at last check was painfully close) and these two restaurants dominated the voting throughout the 64-burger bracket. Hats off to both of them and to everyone else for voting, tweeting and sharing this story over the last few weeks. In total, there were 21,784 votes for this contest, and would have been even more if the site didn’t crash. And the word on the street is that The Blue Ox and Park are going to have a “burger-off” sometime down the road, so check back here for all the upcoming news. Thanks again for another great year!!!
The championship of #burgermadness is in full swing. And the folks at both Park and The Blue Ox are each giving away a $50 gift certificate to two of my readers!! To enter, simply cast your vote in the final match of #burgermadness. After you vote, simply leave a comment here, on Facebook or on Twitter, and don’t forget to include the #burgermadness and include both @parkcambridge and @theblueoxlynn on your tweets. You can enter once here, on Facebook and on Twitter, and after the voting ends this Wednesday at 5pm, I will randomly select two winners (One will receive a gift certificate to The Blue Ox, one will receive a gift certificate for Park). Good luck!!!
The battle lines have been drawn, please vote for your favorite burger in Boston, er Lynn, or Cambridge. Whatever, just vote for your favorite burger to determine the best in the area. Voting starts at noon on Monday and will conclude on Wednesday at 5pm. And away we go…
It’s the fifth seed from the Ketchup Bracket, The Blue OX in Lynn against the seventh seed from the Cheese Bracket, Park from Cambridge.
It was quite the Final Four, but now the burger championship is in place. It’ll be The Blue Ox in Lynn going up against Park in Harvard Square and their Patty Melt. Voting starts Monday 4/14 at 9am sharp and will end at 5pm on 4/16. Vote for your favorite and good luck to both The Blue Ox and Park!!
The results of the final four:
- The Blue Ox over Lincoln Tavern 62% – 38%
- Park over JM Curley 59% – 41%
Listen here, we had a blast chatting with the great chef, Chris Coombs. We talked about celebrities at the restaurant, North Shore Roast Beef and of course, Michael Jordan. For all of our episodes please visit our friends over at Tellmesomething.org, enjoy!!
It’s time, with a trip to the burger championship on the line, for the #burgermadness final four.
From the Ketchup Bracket #5 The Blue Ox vs. #5 Lincoln Tavern from the Bacon Bracket
From the Pickles Bracket #1 JM Curley vs. #7 Park from the Cheese Bracket