One of the most important parts of Burger Week is determining once and for all, through a highly imperfect bracketing and voting system, which burger is the best burger in all of Maine. Admirably assisted by reader submissions, we've chosen 16 burger contenders in four categories. They are: old-school burgers, pub-style burgers, gourmet restaurant burgers, and wild card burgers. We'll ask for your votes in one category daily. The winners of each of the four rounds will battle it out on Friday for the coveted title of Best Burger in Maine.
In Round One, Best Old-School Burger, the cheeseburger from Harmon's Lunch in Falmouth was the clear winner. In Round Two, Portland's Little Tap House won the day. Voting is open until 3 p.m. in Round Three, Fancypants Burgers, with Petite Jacqueline of Portland in the lead. Now, for the Wild Card Round, a smattering of other burgers. These are the guys that readers wrote in about that didn't fit into the other categories, and/or are perhaps a little weird, a little wild. Since it's the Wild Card Round, we threw in five contenders (bringing the total number of burgers to 17, for anyone who might be counting). Voting is open until noon tomorrow.