Heir to the Throne: Crowning NYC's Best Burger

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Time Out New York and Amstel Light's

"Best Burger Showdown" Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

 

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open to legal and current residents of the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are 21 years of age and older.

ELIGIBILITY: Time Out New York and Amstel Light's Best Burger Showdown (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are 21 years of age and older.  Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), and their respective household members, of Time Out America, LLC (the "Sponsor"), its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions, advertising and promotion agencies and Amstel USA are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, local, provincial and municipal laws. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes.

PHASE ONE SWEEPSTAKES TIMING: Phase ONE of the Sweepstakes begins at 10:00:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on June 20, 2012 and ends 11:59:59 PM ET on July 1, 2012 ("Phase One Promotion Period").

HOW TO ENTER PHASE ONE: You may enter the Sweepstakes by voting for your favorite bar/restaurant that serves Amstel Light from among the 100 listed nominees and submitting your email address on the Time Out New York Best Burger Showdown Sweepstakes Page at www.timeout.com/bestburger.  Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on July 1, 2012 in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize Random Drawing. Limit one (1) entry per person, per valid email address.  By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Sponsor will collect information from the entrant for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes, to notify the winner and for future communications and promotional emails about Time Out New York and Time Out New York Offers and Experiences. Sponsor will not share this information with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Sweepstakes or future communication about Time Out New York.   Entries that have been generated by a script, macro, bot or any other automated means will be deemed void. Entries that are mechanically reproduced, copied, illegible, late or inaccurate are void. Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification, at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor's decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. If a dispute results as to the identity of an online entrant, it will be determined that the online entry was submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address from which the entry is made. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes. 

PHASE TWO SWEEPSTAKES TIMING: Phase TWO of the Sweepstakes begins at 10:00:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on July 11, 2012 and ends 11:59:59 PM ET on August 5, 2012 ("Phase Two Promotion Period").

HOW TO ENTER PHASE TWO: You may enter the Sweepstakes by voting for your favorite bar/restaurant that serves Amstel Light from among the Top 10 listed nominees and submitting your email address on the Time Out New York Best Burger Showdown Sweepstakes Page at www.timeout.com/bestburger.  Additionally, participants may enter via a text-to-vote platform, powered by Mozes.  Each confirmed text will count as one (1) vote for Phase Two.  Limit one (1) entry per person, per valid email address and/or mobile phone number.  Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on August 5, 2012 in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize Random Drawing. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Sponsor will collect information from the entrant for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes, to notify the winner and for future communications and promotional emails about Time Out New York and Time Out New York Offers and Experiences. Sponsor will not share this information with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Sweepstakes or future communication about Time Out New York.    Entries that have been generated by a script, macro, bot or any other automated means will be deemed void. Entries that are mechanically reproduced, copied, illegible, late or inaccurate are void. Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification, at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor's decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. If a dispute results as to the identity of an online entrant, it will be determined that the online entry was submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address from which the entry is made. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes. 

Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, or misdirected entries. Sponsor's decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves all rights, including the right to edit, publish, use, adapt, modify, or dispose of any entry, proper names, likenesses, and photographs for advertising and promotional purposes in all media (including, but not limited to, the internet) without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. If an entrant changes his/her email address after he/she enters the Sweepstakes, it is his/her sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor by (postal) mailing notice to Sponsor's address (listed below) to be received by the end of the Promotion Period.

ALTERNATE METHOD OF ENTRY: To enter by mail, send a 3x5 card with your full name, e-mail address & phone number to "Best Burger Showdown" at Time Out New York, c/o Marketing. 475 Tenth Avenue, 12th floor, New York, NY 10018. Mail-in entries must be received by July 31, 2012 in order to be eligible.

DETERMINATION OF WINNER: One (1) prize package will be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during both Promotion Periods ("Grand Prize Random Drawing").  Potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about August 8, 2012 from among all eligible entries received via both entry methods.  The Sponsor will conduct the random drawing and Sponsor's decisions are final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winner will be notified by electronic mail on or about August 15, 2012. Potential Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/declaration of eligibility/liability release and where legal, a publicity release, and for a U.S. resident, a Federal and State tax release, and return these documents, properly executed, within 48 hours of of issuance of notification. Non-compliance within this time frame or with the Official Rules, or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, will result in the entrant being disqualified, and the prize will be awarded to a potential alternate winner. Allow 2-4 weeks for booking of prize. Odds of winning a Grand Prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: Winner of Time Out New York and Amstel Light's Best Burger promotion will receive a Dinner for four (4) at the winning restaurant, not to exceed $250.00 USD and does not include gratuity.  Winner understands he/she is responsible for transportation for their party to and from the winning venue.  Any and all costs not expressly stated within this description are the responsibility of the winner.  ARV: $250.00.

Approx. Retail Value (ARV) of prize is reflected in U.S. dollars. All taxes and any other costs not specifically stated within these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize may not be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable at the time the prize is awarded.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:  Eligible Participants agree to receive future information from the Sponsor, its affiliates and prize providers. Sponsor's use of information submitted by entrants in connection with this Sweepstakes will be subject to the terms and conditions stated in these Official Rules as well as to the Sponsor's Privacy Policy available at http://newyork.timeout.com/668593/privacy-policy. All materials submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By accepting a prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name, image, likeness, photograph, voice and biographical material and entry submission for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes by Sponsor, or a party designated by Sponsor, in any and all media now or hereafter known including but not limited to, any online announcements, or for sharing this information with the press for viewing, whether TV or print, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, Winners and guests agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, including but not limited to any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.  Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or omissions whatsoever by any transportation companies or any other persons providing any services to winner including any results thereof such as changes in services or location necessitated by same.  Sponsor is not responsible if any part of a Sweepstakes prize cannot be awarded due to any and all unforeseen circumstances.

WINNERS' LIST: For the names of the winners, available after August 27, 2012, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 20 2012 to: TONY Best Burger Showdown Sweepstakes Winners, Attn: Marketing, 475 Tenth Ave, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Time Out America, LLC, 475 Tenth Ave, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018. 

©Copyright 2012 Time Out America, LLC. All rights reserved. Entrants may copy these Official Rules for the sole purpose of personal use and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

Comments

150 comments
Joe
Joe

this is great

Myrna
Myrna

I became a fan of the Burger Bistro after I had their "Elvis" burger which turned out a scary, intriguing yet totally orgasmic experience!!!

Julie
Julie

The Burger Bistro is hands down the best burger in NY state! I travel from Westchester for a burger, it's worth every minute. Plus, the owner John is a sexy beast!

joe
joe

EATS IS WHERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry
Kerry

These lists are always subjective and, usually intentionally, invite debate. And these lists SHOULD be and do exactly those things. I believe the subjectivity comes from something not usually discussed, and it is the TYPE of burger one prefers. People who crave Corner Bistro or The Burger Joint prefer more simple, almost nostalgic beef patty sandwiches, and are averse to the grandiosity of an even pedestrian 5 Napkins or Spotted Pig burger, nor the vaulted pedigree of the Black Label at Minetta. Next year dozens of food sites and periodicals will ask the same question to the same very large majority who have yet to try—or will ever get a chance to try—the options up for voting this year. So i won't vote, but appreciate that almost every month, without even looking for one, I'll be made aware of another 5 or 10 new burgers that I "must try" or become "iconic" after just 3 years. And just to prove that I'm not here to pretend I'm above a good, fun competition, you can check out my OWN list of—not TOP or BEST—my FAVORITE Gotham burgers here... http://PHUDE-nyc.com/phude-for-thought/2012-2/phude-nycs-top-10-favorite-nyc-burgers-so-far/ ...broken down by categories such as Classic Diner-Style, Retro Burger, Pub Burger, and more. (You'll discover that I definitely have a 'type"...!) KACnyc

Robert
Robert

NY BEER COMPANY all the way! Great music, great draft selection, awesome food, awesome Chef! 5 Stars! a must see!

Franca
Franca

I agree....Burger Bistro all the way! And aside from the delicious food, the atmosphere and service never disapoint...

Bill W.
Bill W.

Are you all kidding me!!! BURGER BISTRO by far has the best burger in the city!!! Anyone who knows good food know this. PERIOD!!!

Popcorn Love
Popcorn Love

The place to be for yummy burgers! Veggie burger is delish! PoP!

Johnny Jimenez
Johnny Jimenez

Bonnies Grill in park slope Brooklyn is the best burger joint in new york hands down! You have your choice of all the free toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, or jalapenos then if you like you can add mushrooms, bacon,avocado,caramelized onion ohh man!!!! I get a burger from here at least twice a week. Plus they have the best wings in New york as well

Michael
Michael

Kettle black in bay ridge Brooklyn has the sickest burgers in NY. The kettle black in bay ridge Brooklyn. The services is off the hook as well. When ever I'm there they is always packed but the bar tenders ever forget who you are. I hate when I go out to these other bars and the buy back are few an far apart. Not at the kettle, those bartenders are always on their game. P.s. the wings are no joke as well!!!!! I wanted to give it more stars for the ratings but it won't let me.

carlos
carlos

NYC beer company. Fantastic burger. Great sound. We loved it.

Lisa
Lisa

Best burger !!

Katie lorincz
Katie lorincz

The kettle black in bay ridge Brooklyn serve the best burgers In town. Their wings are award winning as well and the staff and service is excellent. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and friendly I hope the kettle black wins because in my mind the have the best burgers , wings ,salads and more in the city.

Matthew king
Matthew king

Kettle black bay ridge Brooklyn best burgers , wings and all around decor in the city

Billy
Billy

I make this review special by revealing that I am a vegetarian, unless I’m at EATS on lex. Oh y es, I’m acutely aware that the cow that I’m eating likely had a horrible life and I understand that my gastrointestinal tract will object the following day in an unpleasant manner. But…you w ould understand if you had one! It's the best. burger. in. town. Trust me!

Billy
Billy

I make this review special by revealing that I am a vegetarian, unless I’m at EATS on lex. Oh yes, I’m acutely aware that the cow that I’m eating likely had a horrible life and I understand that my gastrointestinal tract will object the following day in an unpleasant manner. But…you would understand if you had one! It's the best. burger. in. town. Trust me!

Chad
Chad

WilliamsBurger rocks! Great music great food great burger great name should I keep going

Reza
Reza

Best hands down Burger and Nets game when I m in town.

cliff smith
cliff smith

Eats best burger .you need good food stop by.

 Russell
Russell

WilliamsBurger hands down has the best burgers around. People from far come to eat here!!!! Come and try us out you'll end up coming back again and again...

Tracey Glover
Tracey Glover

New York Beer Company best burger in the city by a country mile .... YUM,

Paulie
Paulie

NEW YORK BEER COMPANY has the best burger and beer in NYC!!! BEST BURGER CHAMPION HANDS DOWN!!!!

Danielle
Danielle

Kettle block all the way for everything.. Best burgers, wings, and beer!

Oppy
Oppy

Mason jar best burger in NYC!

miguel pulla
miguel pulla

the burger bistro is the best place to eat at good and great burger

Lauren
Lauren

Had a delicious burger at the Burger Bistro before I was vegetarian, and was more than pleasantly surprised with the veggie version after the switch. They don't disappoint!

Donna
Donna

Burger Bistro the Best as seen on TV!

Diane
Diane

KETTLE BLACK - all the way!

Bridget
Bridget

Kettle Black is the BEST !!!!!!!!!!

Monica
Monica

WilliamsBurger by miles and miles . Name is also genus too

Christy
Christy

Love the burgers. Dress them up , dress them down. The Kettle Black deserves the crown

Joseph
Joseph

Dont settle The best burger is at the Kettle. Not only the best burgers but the best wings.

Paul
Paul

NY BEER COMPANY! HANDS DOWN THE BEST IN NYC!!

Brian
Brian

Piper's Kilt is the best from the Bronx

Harolin
Harolin

Piper's kilt not only have the best burgers from the Bronx, but the most amazing hot wings... the sauce is AMAZING

Marcel carolina
Marcel carolina

Well, I am from the bronx so I have to say Piper's Kilt. Delicious!!

Yizza
Yizza

That's easy, Piper's Kilt @ Bronx

Amelia
Amelia

The tastiest burger is from Piper's Kilt. Best place from the Bronx

BRIANNA
BRIANNA

People, you must go to Piper's Kilt at the Bronx, You won't regret it

Chris Z
Chris Z

Without a doubt Bonnie's grill. And while you are at it you should get yourself some wings and a bottle of Brooklyn Local #2 for the full experience.

Mendoza
Mendoza

Bonnie's. C'mon, is there a doubt?

Henrietta
Henrietta

Bonnie's Grill in Park Slope. Always the fave with all the fixin's