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Stella’s Bar & Grill wins 2012 Nebraska ‘Best Burger’ title

Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers along with the Nebraska Beef Council have announced Stella’s Bar and Grill in Bellevue, NE, as the winner of the second annual “Nebraska’s Best Burger” contest. The contest selection was made through online nominations and a panel of judges.

The contest sought nominations throughout March, resulting in votes for nearly 100 different restaurants. Stella’s Cheeseburger received enough nominations to reach the top ten and was ultimately awarded the best burger by a panel of judges who conducted an anonymous taste test. The cheeseburger is made from 6.5 ounces of fresh ground beef patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mayonnaise. Each burger served at Stella’s can be personalized with a number of toppings including bacon, mushrooms, a fried egg and even peanut butter.

“Stella’s has a long history of serving great tasting, quality beef hamburgers” said Adam Wegner, Director of Marketing for the Nebraska Beef Council. “Their commitment to providing consistent, one-of-a-kind burgers is apparent in everything they do from their large list of fresh toppings to their unique style of serving each burger on a napkin.”

Other restaurants rounding out the top five include: runner-up Big Red Restaurant and Sports Bar in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk and Fremont; Tommy Colina’s Kitchen in Omaha; Sinful Burger in Bellevue and Runza Restaurants in various locations across Nebraska. A complete list of nominated restaurants is available on http://www.nebeef.org.

Stella’s Bar and Grill will be awarded the first place plaque and will be featured by the Beef Council in May as part of Nebraska Beef Month.

– Nebraska Beef Council