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Townhouse Comes Home With Best Burger Award During Detroit Burger Brawl

The first annual Detroit Burger Brawl was held at Eastern Market on Sunday and included winners from Royal, Rochester and Grosse Pointe.

After Saturday's first annual Detroit Burger Brawl, it's official: Birmingham's has the best burger in Detroit.

Birmingham's burger bistro took home the grand prize for best overall burger at the event, organized by Eastern Market and Fairway Packing Co.

During the event, each particant ground their own special meat blend on-site, grilled up their creations and faced a panel of judges including Bacco Ristorante owner Luciano Del Signore, Detroit Red Wings' Zamboni driver and self-described barbecue master Al Sobotka and Jack Aronson, founder of Ferndale's Garden Fresh Gourmet.

Other winners included burgers from Pappy's in Detroit, Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe and O'Connor's Public House in Rochester, all of which won "Most Flavorful."

Meanwhile, burgers from Royal Oak's Mt. Chalet and Rochester's Chapman's Mill won "Most Creative" while Detroit's Motor City Casino took home the "Most Stylish" award.

When at the corner of Pierce and Martin in August 2011, owner Jeremy Sasson told Patch that his special burger is like nothing else.

Ground daily from aged prime ribeye, dry-aged prime brisket and other choice steak cuts, the burger — served with white cheddar, glazed onions and fries — is $14. (Check out what we had to say about the burger in our earlier this year.

A.W. September 03, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Jeremy Sassoon looks like a strong body builder with a great, healthy physique and had been seen working hard hauling heavy tables & chairs at the outdoor Townhouse bistro. Until he can answer why he drives in an all black BMW by himself, with blacked out windows, with a handicap permit allowing him free reign to park in handicap spots, I won't go to the Townhouse. The Detroit News, or maybe Free Press, did a wonderful exposee on drivers who abuse handicap parking privileges, perhaps the Patch could offer the community some good with a similar "handicap parking/abuse" feature. Until then, no matter how good Townhouse burgers are, my grandparents won't be going there to try it cuz the handicap parking spots are all taken; why should senior citizens with valid handicap parking privileges be victimized if indeed someone is abusing the handicap permit? Until the issue with clearing up if the owner of the Townhouse is abusing handicap parking privileges, no one should patronize South. It just may not be right.
A.W. September 03, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I saw food delivery being made at Townhouse. food, including meat, bread, and vegetables was dropped off in the alley behind the Townhouse restaurant, off the Pierce Street alleyway. It was gross.

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