A perfectly cooked, well-dressed burger is appropriate all year round, but something about it just screams summer. And with its simple building blocks — patty plus bun plus creativity — it’s the ultimate vehicle for customization. In the first-ever Tampa’s Best Burgers contest, 15 local restaurants put that formula to the test, and our readers sent four burgers to the top of the pack. From ultra traditional to gourmet to even meatless, these burgers show the expanse of our readers’ tastes. Find out which burgers came out on top on the following pages.
HOW THE WINNERS WERE SELECTED