January First Friday: Downtown Burger Battle
Date(s): Friday, January 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
First Friday is a special day of shopping, art and entertainment the First Friday of every month downtown! Many stores stay open late until about 8:00pm. Enjoy a day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots!
Downtown Burger Battle
The January First Friday will kick off the Downtown Burger Battle that will continue through the month of January. Participant restaurants will exemplify the breadth and variety of restaurants downtown by showcasing the classic American burger. Come downtown to enjoy a burger then rate it to see who the restaurant winner will be at the end of that month.
Customers will assign up to five points in each of five categories for every featured burger they try. The categories include: Burger, Presentation, Toppings, Bun and Value. The burger with the highest average points at the conclusion of the battle will be declared the winner!
Those who complete and turn in rating slips will be eligible to win a grand prize of a gift card to each of the participating restaurants. Did you try a featured burger that you absolutely loved?! Beginning January 3rd, post a photo of your burger to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag with the restaurant name and #BurgerBattle to be entered to win a weekly restaurant gift card drawing!
Burger Battle Participants:
Featuring the new "Mighty Muffaletta Burger". This burger is Acoustic's version of a New Orleans classic Muffaletta sandwich, retooled as a burger. 1/3 pound fresh ground, hand-pattied beef grilled perfectly and topped with Genoa salami, pepperoni, smoked Gouda & Swiss cheeses. Finished with lettuce, tomato and their house olive tapenade for good measure. "You never forget your first Muffaletta". Served with Dirty Fries or sweet potato fries!
Featuring a house ground 8.5 oz. beef patty topped with crispy pork belly, provolone cheese, spicy tomato jam & arugala.
Featuring Crawford's Loosey - Ground tenderloin stuffed with sharp cheddar, Havarti, Borsin, seasoned with white garlic, garlic, salt and coarse pepper, topped with sauteed cobb smoked ham, capicola, pepperoni, and a fried egg. 8oz of "delicious" served on a sourdough bun with a smile.
Featuring Humpty Dumpty Burger - Cheese, fried egg and a hamburger patty on a fresh baked bun.
Phillips Avenue Diner
Featuring fresh ground chuck topped with blueberry compote, brie cheese, spinach; served on thick cut wheat bread.
Featuring Asian Burger - 8oz. Certifed Angus Beef Patty grilled to your personal preference and then glazed with a homemade ginger-lime sauce. Topped with peppered bacon, Swiss cheese, and a Wasabi Aioli.
Wild Sage Grille
Featuring a 7oz Beef Burger with Peanut Butter & Bacon Jam, Melted Cheddar and topped with French Fried Onions on a Pretzel Bun
Other First Friday Happenings:
605 Fit Studio & Apparel: Take advantage of a GOLD Membership Special by purchasing a 3 Month Unlimited Membership at $80/mo and get the 4th month free! 401 E 8th Street, #122
CH Patisserie: It's French Macaron First Friday! Stop in to CH Patisserie after 5pm for our very popular special, buy 2 get 1 free on individually priced macarons! 309 S Phillips Avenue
Eastbank Art Gallery: For the month of January, Artists Against Hunger alumni Greg Denotter, Carly Rochelle, and Jane Lauren will be joining together for a collaborative show at Eastbank Art Gallery at 8th and Railroad Center. Their opening reception is on First Friday from 5-8pm. 401 E 8th Street #116
ELOFSON: You are invited to the grand opening of ELOFSON. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind, so you totally don't want to miss it! Also, check out the art gallery, Workshop 112, in the back. This gallery pushes the envelope. This month, Workshop 112 is featuring artists Reanna Schultz, and Klaire Pearson. ART+FASHION=LOVE! 112 N Indiana Avenue
Falls Overlook Cafe: An indoor concert featuring Goodroad will take place from 7-9pm in conjunction with the Frosty Frolics Weekend Kickoff. Limited seating is available. 825 N Weber Avenue
Falls Park: Head to Falls Park for the kickoff to Frosty Frolics weekend! Festivities begin at 5pm, with a fireworks display at 6:45pm. An indoor concert featuring Goodroad will take place inside Falls Overlook Cafe from 7-9pm with limited seating available. 900 N Phillips Avenue