The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
Although they both opened in 2010 and serve patties between buns, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill and Sky Burgers, both located in downtown Burlington, couldn’t be more different. The former — which offers more than 100 craft beers, a Vermont cheese plate and house-cured meats — proudly lets its localvore flag fly. The latter features meats of undisclosed provenance and items such as chili “cheeze” fries and Cotton-Candy Martinis in an atmosphere reminiscent of a shake shack or fast-food joint. It’s a testament to the diversity of Daysies voters that such disparate eateries swept the new Best Burger category, with Farmhouse taking the award and Sky Burgers as runner-up. You can’t come to the Queen City for “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun,” but whatever your tastes, you can find a damn fine burger.