Misconduct Tavern has announced that it will be participating in The James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Blended Burger Project™, a nationwide contest and challenge to make a “blended burger” by blending ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier, and more sustainable burger.
Chef Nick Mezzina has chosen to feature The Misconduct Mushroom Burger, $12, to showcase a healthier burger, from Memorial Day, May 29 through July 31, 2017. The Misconduct Mushroom Burger is a blend of house ground beef and Kennett Square mushrooms topped with Der Edel Blu Kase Amish cheese from Goot Essa and pickled shiitake mushrooms.
Blending meat with mushrooms reduces calories, fat, and sodium while adding important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium, and B vitamins. A blended burger also brings more sustainable, plant-based items to menus allowing Americans to enjoy the taste and flavor of the burgers they love, knowing it’s a healthier and more sustainable preparation.
Diners can vote and support the Blended Burger Project™:
Visit jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject to view the gallery of blended burger photos, and cast your vote for the blended burger that best represents the most creative use of mushrooms, best flavor profile, and most appetizing appearance
You can also visit a participating restaurant from Memorial Day, May 29 – July 31, 2017 (view the entire list at jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject/participants) and ask for the “blended burger”
Post your burger photos to social media with the hashtag #blendedburgerproject to spread the word!