Everybody loves a good burger, and in Nebraska restaurants and diners you'll find plenty of them. But which burger place is the best?
The Nebraska Beef Council aims to find out. The council, which administers the beef checkoff in Nebraska, is once again sponsoring "Nebraska's Best Burger" contest.
Nominations for the award will be accepted through March 31, says Adam Wegner, director of marketing for the contest.
The public is encouraged to nominate their favorite burger by visiting www.nebeef.org and completing the online form or visiting the Nebraska Beef Council Facebook Page. The top prize last year went to Stella's Bar & Grill of Bellevue for their Stella's Cheese Burger.
"Hamburgers are a staple menu item in many restaurants throughout the state" says Wegner. "This contest not only highlights those restaurants, it also shows the passion Nebraskan's have for great tasting, quality beef."
Changes to the contest this year include the addition of the Consumer's Choice award, which will be presented to the restaurant receiving the most overall electronic votes. The top five nominated burgers will then be evaluated by a panel of judges to determine the overall Best Burger winner.
While any restaurant can win the new Consumer's Choice award, past grand prize winners are not eligible for the Best Burger award. That means a new winner will be announced the end of April.
The first year contest winner was Cellar Bar & Grill in Kearney.
For a full list of rules, contest details or to submit a nomination, visit www.nebeef.org or contact the Nebraska Beef Council at 308-236-7551.
The Nebraska Beef Council is served by a nine-member board of directors. The volunteers oversee Nebraska's beef checkoff and checkoff-funded programs. Programs for marketing and promotion are funded by the $1 beef checkoff.