The fourth annual Best Burger in Nebraska contest begins March 1, the Nebraska Beef Council announced Tuesday.
This year, the winner based on a combination of online votes as well as scores from a panel of judges.
Online nominations will be accepted from March 1-15 on the Nebraska Beef Council website www.nebeef.org or through their Facebook page.
The top five nominated restaurants will be announced March 15, and the public can vote for one of the five finalists until March 31.
A panel of judges will also score the top five contestants.
The overall winner will be determined by the highest combined total of online votes and judges’ scores.
Last year, the Peppermill Restaurant in Valentine claimed the top prize. Other past winners of the award include the Cellar Bar & Grill in Kearney and Stella’s Bar & Grill in Bellevue.
Past winners will be eligible to win again.
“This contest is really about showing off the great tasting beef served all across Nebraska,” said the Nebraska Beef Council’s Director of Marketing Adam Wegner. “We’ve had hundreds of restaurants nominated for this award in the past and all of them were viable candidates. We’re looking forward to even more participation this year.”
For a list of rules, contest details or to submit a nomination, visit www.nebeef.org or contact the Nebraska Beef Council at 308-236-7551.