2020’s Top 10 Best Burgers in Iowa Have Been Announced
The 11th Annual Iowa's Best Burger Contest may be on hold right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn't stop the Iowa Beef Industry Council from announcing this year's top 10!
From Monday, February 10th to Tuesday, March 10th, nominations poured in for delicious burgers all across the state as part of the 2020 Iowa's Best Burger Contest. Just a few days later, Governor Kim Reynolds officially shut down dine-in services at local restaurants. But, because all the nominations were already in at that point, the Iowa Beef Industry Council went ahead and released this year's top 10. We're happy to report that a Cedar Rapids restaurant made this list for the second time in recent years! BurgerFiend on Center Point Road made the top 10 in 2018 and now in 2020.
According to the Des Moines Register, almost 300 cities/towns across the state were represented in the nominations. Here are the rest of the top 10:
- AllyCatz GrubHouse - Denver
- Big Schwilly’s Chicken Dillys - Fairfield
- Birdies, Burgers, & Brews at the Hillcrest - Graettinger
- Brady’s Pub - Sheldon
- The Buck Snort - Council Bluffs
- Lucile’s at the Continental Hotel - Centerville
- Troy’s Bar and Grill - Earling
- Wink’s Bar & Grill - West Liberty
The winner was supposed to be announced on May 1st, but things are obviously not going to happen as planned. The official website reads:
"The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association have decided to postpone the hunt for Iowa's Best Burger until further notice. The health, safety, and well-being of our judges, staff, and participating restaurant staff have been at the forefront of our decision-making process. We will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and will work with restaurants to reschedule relaunch for a later date. Until then, we encourage those who are able to find a way to help support your local restaurants through carry-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery."
In case you're wondering, BurgerFiend is still open for curbside pickup and delivery through various delivery apps/websites! You can read more about that HERE.