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'Best in Chow' is waging ‘Burger Wars New Orleans’ on Cooking Channel

Cris Nannarone went to New Orleans to find the best burger
Cris Nannarone went to New Orleans to find the best burger
"Photo courtesy of Cooking Channel, used with permission."

On tonight’s Cooking Channel episode of “Best in Chow,” comical host Cris Nannarone went to New Orleans to find the best burger as rated by the locals of this town. Cris, a comedian and veteran road warrior, took his love for food and people on this search and gave them the opportunity to judge the best burger in the Big Easy.

After meeting several people who love burgers, Cris visited Phil’s Grill, and met Phil De Gruy, the owner, who has concocted an astronomical amount of combinations of the gastronomical delight. The Philet is 100% Angus beef, and it was the burger he made for Cris. The Philet contains; an onion bun, garlic aioli, shredded iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomato, 100% Angus beef, Havarti cheese, fried onion strings and looked delicious.

Cris visited Belfazaar Ashantison, a voodoo priest to see if he could help him find the best burger in NOLA. Next, he happened upon The Company Burger and its Big Cheese, Adam Biderman. You get the burger his way, or you get the blank out. The Company Burger contains; freshly baked bun, Creek Stone beef patty, shaved red onion, American cheese, another patty, more American cheese, homemade bread and butter pickles. It is modeled after the 1930s cheeseburger, and does not contain lettuce and tomato.

Several people sent Cris to Cowbell, to try their Uncle Loren Burger, at this place that was converted from an abandoned gas station. Brack May is the brains behind this place and the burger. Cris had a serious beard meltdown from eating this yummy, but sloppy burger. It was made with; a potato bun, Cowbell grass fed patty, Jarlsberg cheese, hot pastrami, coleslaw, Thousand Island dressing, white onion, tomato and lettuce.

Now Cris had to round up some locals to be the judges and bring them to the three restaurants. Finally, the votes were cast, and the best burger was crowned the Uncle Loren Burger from Cowbell.