The third annual Sacramento Burger Battle, held at Cesar Chavez park in downtown Sacramento raised over $30,000 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) through ticket sales, sponsorships, raffle tickets and merchandise sales. Dawson’s Steakhouse, a farm to fork restaurant located inside of the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Sacramento, took top honors with the judges to take home the championship belt. The People’s Choice Award went to de Vere’s Irish Pub, with locations in downtown Sacramento and Davis.

The winning burger from Dawson’s Steakhouse featured locally sourced, grass-fed beef from SunFed Ranch topped with a barbeque sauce made from Track 7 Amber Ale, smoked gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, house cured bacon and crispy onion straws on a brioche bun.

de Vere’s Irish Pub wowed the attendees with their burger patty made from double ground, smoked chuck beef, topped with arugula, blue cheese and a bacon jam on a pretzel bun.

2014 marked the first year the event was held at Cesar Chavez Park and over 850 attendees enjoyed burgers, desserts, local craft beers and live music during the 4 hour sold out event.

Originally founded in 2012 by local burger blogger Rodney Blackwell, the 2014 Sacramento Burger Battle also marked the first year that the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America made the event one of their official yearly fundraisers.

2014 Judged Top 3:

  1. Dawson’s
  2. Krush Burger
  3. The Chef’s Table

2014 People’s Choice Top 3:

  1. de Vere’s Irish Pub
  2. Broderick Roadhouse
  3. The Chef’s Table