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Red Cow invited to compete for best burger at World Food Championships


Red Cow will be competing for best burger at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas next month.

The restaurant and bar, which has two Twin Cities locations and a third under construction, got a "Golden Ticket" endorsed invitation from Food Network star Ben Vaughn to compete among 50 contestants in the World Burger Competition, according to the restaurant's website.

For the competition, cooks will create their best recipe for judging in three categories: signature dish, structured build and infused ingredient, according to the World Food Championship website.

Bragging rights and $100,000 is at stake in the competition, which takes place starting Nov. 12 and will be shown on A&E's fyi Network, Red Cow says.

Other categories will also be judged at the World Food Championships:

  • World Barbecue Championship
  • World Open Chili Championship
  • World Dessert Championship
  • World Sandwich Championship
  • Bacon World Championship
  • World Recipe Championship
  • World Pasta Championship
  • World Seafood Championship
  • World Chef Challenge

According to the World Food Championships website, there are currently no World Food Championship restaurants in Minnesota.

The first Red Cow opened in Minneapolis in February 2013, with a second location opening in St. Paul last June. A third location is set to open in Minneapolis' North Loop in February 2015.

Red Cow and its creator, Minnesota native Luke Shimp, have received numerous accolades for the restaurant's innovative gourmet burgers, including best burger by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine for its turkey burger, best new restaurant by Edina Magazine and best brunch by the Pioneer Press.

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