Battle of the Burger

Are you ready to taste the ultimate burger?

Mister Gee Burger Truck (Photograph: Mitch Lui)
Photograph: Mitch LuiMister Gee Burger Truck
ADV - Tooths Pale Ale
BL Burgers (Photograph: Anna Kucera)
Photograph: Anna KuceraBL Burgers
Burgers by Josh (Photograph: Robert Polmear)
Photograph: Robert PolmearBurgers by Josh
Pub Life Kitchen (Photograph: Anna Kucera)
Photograph: Anna KuceraPub Life Kitchen
Arbory Bar & Eatery
Mammy's Boy (Photograph: Supplied)
Photograph: Supplied
Mr Burger

Burgers are something that Australians have strong feelings about. Who's doing it best, who is the most authentic and who's is biggest are all regular topics of conversation, and we are a fiercely loyal bunch – when we find a burger we like, we stick to it.

That's why, in partnership with Tooth's Pale Ale and McCracken's Amber Ale, we asked you to nominate your favourite burger. It was open to anyone and everyone grilling a beef patty and sandwiching it between a bun with cheese, sauce and pickles (at a minimum) and extends to a whole lot more than that.

Your choices in Sydney were (drumroll, please): Burger's by Josh, Pub Life Kitchen, Bar Luca and Mister Gee Burger Truck.

Melbourne's choices were (drumroll, please): 8bit, Mammy's Boy, Mr Burger and Arbory Bar & Eatery

What came next was a glorious face-off in both states where each of the final four stepped up and put their patties where their mouths are for the Battle of the Burger, presented by Time Out and Tooth's Pale Ale and McCracken's Amber Ale.

Now it's time to see which states does it better. Is it Melbourne winner Arbory Bar & Eatery, or Sydney winner Bar Luca that deserve the golden burger title?

Only way to know is to buy tickets to the grand final event on Tue Oct 11 at Public House Petersham and make your vote count.

For the home cook

Introducing Castello's new Burger Blue: this wonder of cheese technology has all the bold, umami-intensive blue-cheese taste you'd expect from Castello, but it comes pre-sliced with an easy-peel pack, that makes it perfect for melting over your beef or mushroom burger patty. A first for Australia, this is the end of awkward cheese crumbs and the beginning of a beautiful, blue, thinly sliced square future. Grab it from the dairy aisle of major supermarkets.