The second annual Best Memphis Burger Fest
took place on a beautiful day Sunday at Minglewood Hall. The only clouds were sweet puffs of smoke from dozens of grills cranking out hundreds of hamburgers for tasting and judging.
Burgers were judged in best burger, veggie, and anything but beef categories. There was also a bloody Mary contest and an “extreme” burger category where size and decoration were the point. A burger-eating contest was held along with a pickle-eating contest for the kids.
The event is a fundraiser for Mid-South Spay & Neuter
“We wanted to be able to help someone, but there was no way we could raise enough to make a difference to somewhere like St. Jude,” says festival co-founder Seth Agranov. “Then a friend at Mid-South Spay & Neuter said we could make a huge difference for them, so we started the festival.”