Winner: Farm-to-Table Wagyu Burger

Restaurant: Kahill’s Steak-Fish Chophouse, South Sioux City, NE

Sandwich Creator: Chef Ryan Devitt

Inspiration: “This sandwich was inspired by the Midwest, which has the best farmland, the best beef and the best vegetables available.”

Key Ingredients: Morgan Ranch Wagyu topped with sarsaparilla-seared local pork belly, Gruyere cheese, house bearnaise, a farm-fresh egg and house-made brioche. The sandwich is balanced on matchstick fries in a pool of veal demi-glace.

Price: $16

Food Cost: 35 percent

What the Judges Said: “Not only is this a farm to fork sandwich, it’s also a knife and fork sandwich. The house bearnaise, the duck egg and the veal demi-glace make this decadent sandwich a beautifully delicious mess. The wagyu had us at hello, but then the pork belly came walking through the door. The result was an irresistible ménage a trois with us in the middle. We’re in love.”
 
Honorable mentions

The Juicy Burkey by Chef David Burke for Bloomingdale’s in New York City


 

 

Number One by Chef Tim Goodell for 25 Degrees in Hollywood, CA