2012 Restaurants

The following restaurants participated in the inaugural Sacramento Burger Battle at Raley Field on September 18, 2012. Sign up to be notified when the 2013 Sacramento Burger Battle tickets go on sale.

Be sure to check out the complimentary craft beers, ciders and wines guests were also able to sample.


The Eatery is a new-ish restaurant in West Sacramento that specializes in a lighter and more refined version of American comfort food. “Food most people can understand with a few little eclectic twists here and there, but very approachable.” –Chef Jess Milbourn www.eaterywestsac.com



Situated inside the historic Sterling Hotel in Downtown Sacramento, Restaurant Thir13en showcases a love of local and seasonal foods created with a passion that matches the appetite of its chef, Adam Pechal. www.thir13en.com




de Vere’s Irish Pub is a place where friends, families, and co-workers can come enjoy farm-to-table food, watch American and European sports, have a nice weekend brunch, and try more whiskeys than most knew existed. Headed up by Chef Wesley Nilssen who strives to elevate pub food with the seasonal menus found in both Sacramento and Davis locations. www.deverespub.com



The Chef’s Table is a Rocklin cafe dedicated to serving delicious, locally-sourced cuisine on a rotating menu. Chef David Hill takes pride in his use of ingredients from nearby farms using ecologically responsible and sustainable practices. www.chefdavidstable.com




The Delta King is an authentic 1920’s riverboat that today acts a beautiful floating hotel with modern lodging amenities. It offers 2 acclaimed restaurants headed by chef Julian Vasquez, offering casual and fine dining, 2 professional theaters, a wine school and exceptional facilities for weddings and meetings. www.deltaking.com



Kupros Bistro is a full service restaurant headed by Chef Christopher Wood with an emphasis on serving seasonal, fresh, local ingredients. Our goal is to serve five star quality “Bistro classics” that can be enjoyed by everyone in a relaxed and casual atmosphere at affordable prices. www.kuprosbistro.com



Located in the heart of midtown, The Porch serves up southern-influenced, down-home low country cuisine! With a heavy emphasis on local ingredients to ensure the freshest, best tasting, highest quality experience possible, Chef Jon Clemmons’ menu is sure to satisfy your tastebuds and leave you smiling. www.theporchsacramento.com



Grange Restaurant & Bar

Grange is a culinary expression of all things local, reflecting the authentic essence and soul of its community. Service is warm, friendly and embracing at Sacramento’s premiere dining destination headed up by Chef Oliver Ridgeway. www.grangesacramento.com



Michelangelo’s is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant that has been located in midtown Sacramento since 1998. The menu features New York Italian traditional recipes headed by Chef Paul Poore.  www.sacartz.com



The Golden Bear is a midtown bar with the noble goal of bringing fine, yet affordable food and drinks to the masses. A neighborhood bar with chef prepared food and previously featured on Food Network’s Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives. www.goldenbear916.com



The Squeeze Inn is a Sacramento burger joint famous for its huge burger and cheese skirt. The original restaurant location which was featured on Food Network’s Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives was so small you literally had to “squeeze in” to get your food. thesqueezeinn.com



Ettore's European Bakery & Restaurant

Ettore’s European Bakery & Restaurant is an award winning bakery and cafe serving the Sacramento area for over 25 years. Headed by Chef Pedro Depina, they have been serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner to the Sacramento community for over 25 years. www.ettores.com



Flaming Grill Cafe

The Flaming Grill Cafe serves buffallo, ostrich, sirloin, elk, angus, venison, salmon, calamari, and more prepared in many ways for your enjoyment. Our food is always made to order, served in large portions, and reasonably priced.  www.flaminggrillcafe.com



Shady Lady SaloonShady Lady Saloon is Sacramento’s premier craft cocktail bar, jazz hub and destination for charcuterie, comfort food and weekend brunch. Their menu, headed up by Chef Kevin Ritchie consists of many American Classics and Southern inspired dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. www.shadyladybar.com



Krush BurgerLaunched in January of 2011 as Mini Burger, Krush Burger was the first gourmet or “new era” food truck to hit the Sacramento area. Headed by Chef Davin Vculek, his team found a winning formula of serving mini hamburgers with quality ingredients. Each month they feature a new Seasonal burger creation in addition to their usual creative burger lineup. www.krushburger.com



Bacon & Butter – serving up their “smashed fries” with bacon dipping sauce
Bacon and Butter


Sinful Treats
Sinful Treats

Above and Beyond Cakes
Above and Beyond Cakes

POPcycle Creamery – For VIP Ticket Holders!
POPcycle Creamery

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