From July 18th-24th, 2016, Cincinnati was overtaken by what some locals may consider a week-long holiday – Cincinnati Burger Week. After a successful Burger Week the previous year, six 4EG locations decided to construct gourmet burgers and participate once again.
Organized by CityBeat, the second annual Burger Week had over 50+ participating restaurants offering unique, off-the-menu burgers all week for just $5. Cincinnati Burger Week first occurred in July 2015, allowing visitors and residents of Cincinnati to dine all over the city, collecting stamps on their Burger Passports. Customers who accumulated three or more stamps were eligible to win an Ultimate Burger Grill Out for a party of 25.
Keystone Clifton, Hyde Park, and Covington joined forces to create a delicious burger with bleu-cheese infused, hand-pattied ground beef on a challah bun with lettuce, tomato, blue cheese dressing, and onion straws. Keystone’s Corporate Chef Ray Recchia was featured on Fox 19 to showcase the process of making Keystone’s gourmet burgers.
Mt. Adams Pavilion brought back their beloved burger from Burger Week 2015, with house-made buffalo dip on a brioche bun, accompanied with fresh lettuce, tomato, and onion. Pairing this unique burger with a one-of-a-kind view of the city made for a fun guest experience!
Lachey’s Bar featured a Black ‘N Blue burger made with a blue cheese crumble, blackened seasoning, ground angus beef patty and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and a Sriracha aioli on a 16 Bricks brioche bun. During the week, CityBeat stopped by to giveaway tickets to the 98 Degrees concert on August 2nd and Lachey’s gift card to a customer who posted a picture of their Black ‘N Blue burger!
A hand-pattied burger with pepper-jack cheese, fried jalapenos and onions, three-pepper aioli, lettuce, and tomato was the creative specialty designed by The Sandbar. Customers enjoyed adding a craft beer to their meal after a game of sand volleyball.
Throughout the week, social media was flooded with photos of the various burgers, online contests and giveaways, and positive feedback about customers’ experiences.