Click here to vote now for Michael's On East in the 2017 Blended Burger Project. Michael’s On East has announced today that it will be participating in The James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Blended Burger Project™, a nationwide contest and challenge to make a "blended burger" by blending ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier, and more sustainable burger. Executive Chef Jamil Pineda has chosen to feature the Mighty Murf Burger, to showcase a healthier burger, from May 30 through July 31, 2017.Blending meat with mushrooms reduces calories, fat, and sodium while adding important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium, and B vitamins. A blended burger also brings more sustainable, plant-based items to menus allowing Americans to enjoy the taste and flavor of the burgers they love, knowing it’s a healthier and more sustainable preparation. Diners can vote and support the Blended Burger Project™:
Mighty Murf Burger High Plains Ranch Bison, Chorizo & Beech Mushroom Burger, Porcini-Rubbed & Topped with Pan-Roasted Trumpet Mushrooms, Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese, Tomato & Sweet Onion Relish, Baby Romaine, Creole Mayo on Tom Cat Brioche Bun, Served with Truffle Fries & Housemade Ketchup
(Photo by Mark Sickles Photography)
- Visit jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject to view the gallery of blended burger photos, and cast your vote for the blended burger that best represents the most creative use of mushrooms, best flavor profile, and most appetizing appearance
- You can also visit a participating restaurant from Memorial Day, May 29 – July 31, 2017 (view the entire list at jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject/participants) and ask for the “blended burger." Note: Michael's On East will be closed on Memorial Day; please join us beginning on May 30!
- Post your burger photos to social media with the hashtag #blendedburgerproject to spread the word!