Can other Grand Central District restaurants mustard what it takes to ketchup to Burg Bar & Grill? Lettuce tell you all about it. Burg Bar & Grill took top honors the first two years of the Battle of the Burg(er). For the third annual competition, consumers can dine at the nine participating restaurants during August to taste the entries and then vote online for their favorite. Last year more than 200 online ballots were cast, crowning the gyro meat, tzatziki sauce and grilled feta concoction at the Burg Bar the fan fave. Visit the Grand Central District Association's website, grandcentraldistrict.org, and Facebook page this month to vote. Winners will be announced Sept. 2.
Vote this month for St. Petersburg's Battle of the Burg(er)
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