Chef Josh Capon & Chef Chris Santos Host Legendary Burger Battle at VANDAL on June 6th

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TAO Group’s first annual L.E.S. Burger Competition! Chef Chris Santos and Burger Bash Legend Chef Josh Capon are hosting (and judging!) the event at VANDAL on Wednesday, June 6 from 5–7 p.m.

Over the course of a month, over 30 chefs from TAO’s LES venues (The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and VANDAL) competed in a tournament style burger competition to decide which burger reigns supreme. Now, six finalists are left standing and will throw down gauntlet-style at this final event, which is open to the public — the winning burger, chosen by guests at the event, will claim a spot on the menu at all three restaurants!

L.E.S. Burger Competition Finalists:

Paul LeFebrve: Beauty & Essex Executive Production Chef.

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Kobe Foie Gras Slider / tomato jam / homemade pickles / sherry vinegar red onions / whole grain mustard / brioche bun

Jonathan Kavourakis: VANDAL Executive Chef.

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The OG / prime aged patty / Pepsi caramelized onions / fancy sauce / white toast

Bryan Giron: The Stanton Social Sous Chef.

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Pastrami Burger / blend of chuck, short rib & pastrami / house-made sauerkraut / russian dressing / swiss cheese / bread & butter pickles

Timothy Peterson: Executive Culinary Assistant to Chris Santos.

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Release The Quackin / maytag blue cheese / house-made duck bacon / creamy horsey sauce / grilled red onions / everything burger bun

Giovanni Hernandez: The Stanton Social Sous Chef.

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Tres Chili Mexican Burger / beef and short rib blend / grilled three chili aioli / mexican chorizo / pickled carrots & onions / guacamole / smoked mozzarella / queso Oaxaca

Chef Seth Coburn: VANDAL Executive Production.

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Double IPA Cheese Burger / BBQ dusted beef blend of short rib, brisket & kobe chuck / house-made IPA beer cheese / tangy-BBQ smoked pork belly / sweet & spicy butter pickles / gruyère-onion roll

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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