Pitchfork Eatery’s staff pose with its two Burger Month trophies. L-R: Tao Measures, Michael Hall, head chef Josh Mateschitz, Prabh Gill, John Rutherford, Ben Handly. Photo: Laura Gellatly

Pitchfork Eatery’s staff pose with its two Burger Month trophies. L-R: Tao Measures, Michael Hall, head chef Josh Mateschitz, Prabh Gill, John Rutherford, Ben Handly. Photo: Laura Gellatly

Pitchfork Eatery, Kurama Sushi voted Burger Month winners

Pitchfork won two awards while Kurama won Most Original

Pitchfork Eatery and Kurama Sushi are the winners of Nelson Burger Month.

Pitchfork’s Kootenay Burger was voted Best Tasting and Best Presentation by readers of the Nelson Star, which sponsors the November contest.

Kurama Sushi meanwhile won the Most Original trophy for its Chicken Kara-Age Brown Rice Burger.

Broken Hill and Port 701 were runners-up in voting for Best Presentation. Broken Hill and Hume Hotel were also in the running for Best Tasting, while Torchlight Brewing and Sprout Eatery followed Kurama for Most Original.

Thirty-one restaurants took part in the contest, which garnered 2,623 votes from 956 people.

In addition to trophies, each prize came with $200 to be awarded to a charity of the restaurant’s choice.

Tyson Weisgerber meanwhile won $775 in gift cards from the participating restaurants. The winner of that prize was chosen from the pool of voters.

 

Kurama Sushi owner Takashi Hirano was honoured for his unique burger. Photo: Laura Gellatly

Kurama Sushi owner Takashi Hirano was honoured for his unique burger. Photo: Laura Gellatly

Tyson Weisgerber took home $775 in gift cards to the participating restaurants for voting in Burger Month. Photo: Tyler Harper

Tyson Weisgerber took home $775 in gift cards to the participating restaurants for voting in Burger Month. Photo: Tyler Harper