It’s no secret the capital has been going through a burger joint boom in recent years, and its showing no sign of stopping: Bleecker Street Burger opened its first permanent site and Haché expanded into Balham. With more choice than you could shake a bottle of ketchup at, docklands gastropub The Gun has sensibly decided to sort the wheat from the chaff by once again hosting The Slider Decider.
Now in its third year, the competition takes place on Thursday 4 June, pitting chefs from restaurants including Pachamama and Bone Daddies against each other in a battle to make the supreme burger. It won’t all be just your standard beef and bun combo though – various creations on display will include: Beef ‘pan con chicharron’ (aged beef patty, demi brioche bun, pork belly chicharron, aji amarillo mayonnaise, mature cheddar and avocado).
Last year’s champion Tim Anderson (Nanban) returns alongside chefs from Boom Burger, Bonnie Gull and Ember Yard.
Tickets cost £20 and include a Camden Hells lager and two of The Gun’s own sliders, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7515 5222. Throughout the evening guests will get the chance to taste the chef’s signature slider creations.
On the judging panel: Sunday Telegraph restaurant critic Zoe Williams, creator of the Mr Hyde National Burger Day Jonathan Pile, Evening Standard food writer Rosamund Urwin, and Editor of Pub & Bar magazine Tristan O’Hana.
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