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March 26, 2014 at 8:08am

Tournament of Burgers Day 7: Tuesday's winners and four new burger games

The Juicy Lucy Burger deserves some much-needed rest after leading The Forum to victory over The Ram yesterday.

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The history of the hamburger is fairly mythical. The Menches family of Ohio says they invented the hamburger at an 1885 fair in Hamburg, New York, when heat and humidity forced them to stop butchering pigs. In all probability, the hamburger was a good idea waiting to happen, and a bunch of folks stumbled upon it around the same time. Thankfully someone did invent the burger, because the forecast calls for wet weather in the South Sound through Sunday, and nothing says spring like rain and burgers. So, huddle around your comforting operating system, catch up on yesterday's Tournament of Burgers action and vote on today's four South Sound burger battles.

Yesterday's Results

Game 1: The Ram vs. The Forum

In a back and forth match-up pitting two fairly evenly matched competitors (at least in the eyes of voters, it seems), The Forum was eventually able to pull ahead of the stout Ram thanks to a late run - grabbing 53 percent of the vote. The loss has to be especially tough for The Ram, as they entered the Tournament of Burgers with plenty of hype, and the large clientele to back it.

Game 2: Frisko Freeze vs. Tacoma Cabana

You will not get lei'd as much at Frisko Freeze as you can at Tacoma Cabana tiki bar, but you will find a pretty freakin' delicious burger, at least according to yesterday's vote. Frisko Freeze grabbed 62 percent of the vote, and moves into the Second Round to battle The Forum March 30.

Game 3: Gourmet Burger Shop vs. Little Jerry's

"It's more like a full-body dry heave set to music." That's how George described the Elaine dance in Seinfeld. Today, the folks at Little Jerry's, the Seinfeld-loving café in Tacoma, will probably bust out a few Elaine moves as it grabbed 52 percent of the vote over the Gourmet Burger Shop and dances its way into the Second Round.

Game 4: Mikie Burgers vs. Carl's Jr.

Right now Mikie Burgers on Tacoma's Center Street is the Center of the Burger Universe as it put the hurt on Junior with 85 percent of the vote. Mikie moves into the Second Round to face Little Jerry's March 30.

Let's weed through the condiments. The following are advancing to the Second Round:

  • The Forum
  • Frisko Freeze
  • Little Jerry's
  • Mikie Burgers

The daily burger battles on Walkie Talkie are sponsored by Ricky J's Restaurant and Lounge in Puyallup.

OK, let's dive into today's First Round burger battles. Vote for one burger joint per game. Voting for today's burger battles ends at 11:45 p.m. 

Tomorrow's First Round Burger Games

Game 1: Lefty's Burger Shack (8317 27th St. W., University Place) vs. Bob's Burgers & Brew (15706 Meridian E., Puyallup)

Game 2: Alfred's Café (402 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma) vs. TK Irish Pub (109 S. Meridian, Puyallup)

Game 3: Shake Shake Shake (124 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma) vs. Terry's Office Tavern (3410 N. Proctor St., Tacoma)

Game 4: Han's Burger & Teriyaki (1015 College St. SE, Lacey) vs. Frugals (10727 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma)

Confused? Read our Tournament of Burgers introduction here.

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