For the 2nd time in a row- Pensacola’s best burger is BLUE!
Congratulations, Blue Dot, two-time winner of the Pensacola Burger Tour.
In a 6 to 3 decision our judges decided Friday to crown the Blue Dot winner of the 2015 Tour- narrowly beating out an amazing burger from Pot Roast & Pinot.
Both burgers are incredible and we encourage you to sample both.
At the end of the day the simplicity and consistency of the Blue Dot finished ahead of the creativity and culinary skill behind the Pot Roast burger.
The Yankee said this of the final two burgers:
“We’ve been able to standardize the competition by limiting toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and traditional condiments) in an effort to compare apples to apples. But these two burgers couldn’t be more different. If this competition has taught us anything, it’s that there are a number of sub-categories in the world of hamburgers. The Pot Roast & Pinot burger would classify as a “gourmet” burger while the Blue Dot is a more of a “blue collar burger.” Both are delicious, and while both are technically hamburgers; it’s like comparing an apple to an orange. My fear is that faithful Blue Dot patrons would never eat at Pot Roast & Pinot while faithful Pot Roast types would never wander into the Blue Dot. It would be a shame for anyone live in Pensacola and not try BOTH of these burgers for themselves.”
So, we’re challenging you, burger lover. Get yourself a Blue Dot. Get yourself a Pot Roast burger. Let us know what you think.
And so, with a heavy heart and a full belly our 2015 Pensacola Burger Tour rolls to a stop.
Thank you to those faithful followers who made this Tour an incredible success.
You helped us accomplish exactly what we set out to do when we began the Tour; find the best burger in Pensacola that no one knows about.
Two of our finalists this year were burgers that NO ONE on our Panel had eaten before; The Other Place and Pot Roast & Pinot.
Congratulations to Pot Roast & Pinot and The Other Place; our runner up and third place burger.
Peace, Love and Beef.
FIRST ROUND RESULTS:
#1 THE BLUE DOT vs. #4 THE TIN COW
In our very first head-to-head battle of the playoffs, the #1 seeded Blue Dot squared off against the #4 Tin Cow.
Our Judges decided to eat BOTH burgers in one sitting to evaluate these burgers at the same time under the same conditions.
The Preacher actually took his brown bag from the Blue Dot straight into the Tin Cow and had his own personal showdown between the two.
Look, both of these burgers are great. Period. You know that. These are two Pensacola heavyweights slugging it out.
At the end of the day, our judges agreed that the Blue Dot was the winner of this matchup by a narrow margin.
That doesn’t take anything away from the Tin Cow.
The Tin Cow is hands down our favorite stop for unique toppings- but their standard burger fell short to the Blue Dot this time.
The Blue Dot (as you know) is the only burger that you can eat and not notice that it didn’t come with cheese.
The Blue Dot is just plain ol’ goodness wrapped in a foil wrapper.
#3 THE OTHER PLACE vs. #2 POT ROAST & PINOT
In this round the two new kids on the block squared off to compete for the final spot in the Championship.
Again, two fantastic burgers. How could we eliminate one? We had to.
The “OP” burger was cooked perfectly (as always) and has become a model of consistency. Consistently great.
As for the Pot Roast and Pinot Burger- almost every Panel member can now pronounce the word “pinot” without embarrassing the group.
The PR&P burger makes you drool. Not metaphorically- literally.
Our Banker says it’s quite possibly be the best burger he’s ever tasted. The Coach agrees.
At the end of the day our Accountant and The Yankee called it a draw. They could not decide between these two fantastic burgers.
The remaining Panel Members tabulated their scores and the Pot Roast & Pinot burger barely hedged out the Other Place.
No disrespect to the Other Place. This is an incredible burger and most certainly the best burger in town (Milton.)
That means our Championship Round (next week) will feature the #1 Blue Dot burger vs. the #2 Pot Roast & Pinot burger.
Can the Blue Dot defend it’s title? Is the Pot Roast Burger the NEW best burger in town?
Check back next week when we crown a winner.