They came, they judged, they ate burgers.
More than 700 WIP listeners came out to Glen Macnow’s Great Burger Hunt Finals Saturday, May 17, at the Valley Forge Casino. They chowed down, partied and got to hang with the panel of celebrity judges – a group of foodies and fun guys.
Glen’s Review: Dog and Bull
In the end, the “People’s Choice” was a different winner than the judges.
The listeners went with “Dog and Bull,” a fun little gastro-pub in Croydon, PA. The Dog and Bull “Cheddar Ale Burger,” with cheddar ale sauce, bacon and crispy fried onions earned the most votes from a hungry crowd.
The celebrity judges backed Glen’s favorite burger restaurant, “Rouge.” The famed “Rouge Burger” is made up of a 12- ounce custom beef blend patty, caramelized onions, and gruyere cheese on a brioche challah bun.
Glen’s Review: Del Frisco’s
Glen Macnow ate 40 burgers in 40 days to find the best in the Delaware Valley. His quest began on a dare from WIP Morning Host Angelo Cataldi than Glen could not find one up to the standards of the West Coast “In N Out” burger.
Glen’s Review: Rouge
Glen found nine he put up in that elite status. Six were invited to compete in Saturday’s finals. They were: Rouge, Dog and Bull, Del Frisco’s, Billy Burger and Baker, Shake Shack and Spot Burger.
Glen’s Review: Shake Shack
In addition to Angelo, the judging panel included Morning Show co-hosts Rhea Hughes and Hollis Thomas, WIP’s Ray Didinger, former Temple University men’s basketball coach John Chaney, legendary goalie Bernie Parent, WIP programming director Spike Eskin, and two foodies – cheesesteak maven Tony Luke and rib expert Glenn Gross.
Glen’s Review: Billy Burger
And a good time was had by all. Join Glen for next year’s good hunt – the subject of which will be determined after Glen manages to work off 20 pounds at the gym.
Review: Spot Burger