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.