Nominate now: Ithaca Ale House in the running for Upstate New York’s best burger

Do you have a favorite burger in Ithaca? The Ithaca Ale House hopes you’ll say it’s theirs, and they’re asking fans to nominate them for “best burger in Upstate New York.”

The Perfect Burger at the Ithaca Ale House. 14850 file photo.

The Perfect Burger at the Ithaca Ale House. 14850 file photo.

The folks at newyorkupstate.com aren’t saying how they define what “Upstate New York” is, and much as we hate that term, we love the Ithaca Ale House’s Perfect Burger even more.

According to the Best Burger contest announcement at newyorkupstate.com, they’ll accept nominations as comments on that page, posts to their Facebook page, or tweets to @newyorkupstate using the #BestOfUpstateNY hashtag. They say local chains are fine, but national chains won’t be included in the contest.

Voting is open until 11:59pm this Sunday, July 10th, after which the places with the most nominations will be put in a semifinalist poll. They’ll collect reader votes from the semifinalist poll to narrow it down to six finalists, and then they’ll “send our judges out to taste-test the perfect patties at each location.”

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