Happy Friday morning, burger lovers, and welcome to the second round of the Burger Brackets! While there is still one outstanding Burger Brackets going on in the green bracket (Morton's vs. Smith & Wollensky, which is open for voting until 2 PM today), we're also starting voting for those who made it through to the second round. There are some big names in here—Five Guys, Ray's Hell Burger, and more—so make sure to vote early and spread the word to make sure your favorite gets through to the second round.
Also, on the advice of some commenters and more, uh, sports-knowledgeable folks than us, we've re-seeded the second rounds to reflect vote totals.
We'll continue doing the two-a-day face-offs for the next four weekdays, and then we'll move to a one-a-day face-off when we advance to the third round.
But enough explaining! This is about the deliciousness of burgers, not how much we can write about the rules. Let's head to today's face-off—and it's a doozy.
(PS: Later today, we'll be merging the two brackets, so you'll be able to see all participating burger spots. For now you can see the green bracket here.)
This Friday's 10 AM match up is Five Guys vs. Billy Martin's Tavern. When Five Guys faced up against Fuddruckers, the chain with a local heart blew away the competition—and garnered the most votes we've had in a face-off yet. But when Billy Martin's went up against Nathan's, the Georgetown tavern only managed to eke out a win, 51% to 49%. We have a feeling we know how this face-off might go, but who knows? We could be surprised. So vote below, and spread the word to make sure your choice advances to the next round!
Vote in the Five Guys vs. Billy Martin's Tavern Burger Bracket:
Keep tabs on all the Burger Brackets voting here.