Chicago foodies joined Mariano’s Lakeshore East for CS Magazine’s annual Burger Cook-Off event where they enjoyed burger bites by Mariano’s, The Vig, Blue Frog 22, Mortons and Bottlefork. These local bars and restaurant owners competed for CS editors’ and guests’ votes to be titled the 2015 Burger Cook-Off Champion. The Vig was declared the winner of People’s Choice for the title of 2016 Burger Cook-Off Champion and Mariano’s was the winner of CS Editor’s pick for favorite burger of the night. Special thanks to Budweiser who provided all the grills for each restaurant to cook their best burger with and a generous beer donation, Crafthouse Cocktails, Wansas Tequila and Kenmare Catering. All proceeds from the evening benefited The Salvation Army.
Photography by Misty Winters