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By Jeremy Bender

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best burger of all?

From May 27 through June 2, 13 restaurants will compete in the inaugural Ghent Burger Week. Loyal patrons and hamburger fanatics alike are encouraged to visit each participating restaurant to chow-down on these handheld menu items where each restaurant has either put forth their best or created something completely unique. Prices vary depending on restaurant.

Patrons and fans then cast their VOTE by scanning a QR code at any participating establishment or by visiting GhentNorfolk.org in two categories: Best Burger and Most Creative Burger. 

Winners will be announced via Ghent Business Association’s social media. 

Instead of a traditional restaurant week, the Ghent Business Association (GBA) is presenting a series of themed events to promote its food service membership. In addition to Ghent Burger Week, the GBA will serve-up Ghent Taco Week (August 5-11), Ghent Bowls Week (anything served in a bowl, November 4-11), and Ghent Vegetarian Week (January 13-19, 2025). 

2024 Ghent Burger Week Participating Restaurants:


80/20 Burger Bar

The Spiced Crispy Treat

A grass fed and dry aged Harris Farm beef patty Topped with Asian glazed Pork Belly, A Sunny Up Egg, and Spicy Szechuan Chili Crisps.


Barrel 17

We Be Jammin’ Jerk Burger

Jerk burger, Papaya salsa, Calypso sauce and iceberg lettuce.


Cogans North

The NoCo Burger

Cogans seasoned burger patty, with Hank’s country ham fried hard, fresh mozzarella cheese melted to perfection, topped with sweet peppers and a pesto drizzle on a garlic buttered, toasted brioche bun.


Craft on Colley


Craft’s Smash Burger topped with crispy panko crusted fried mac & cheese, Tillamook cheddar, house pickles and burger sauce.



Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Seasoned ground beef, applewood smoked bacon and onions topped with mozzarella and cheddar cheese


Green Onion


Check their Facebook page for burger entry. 


Jessys Taco Bistro

Birria Burger 

A cheese burger with Slow-Braised-Beef-Birria, pico de gallo, lettuce, aioli and sides of Consome dipping sauce and an order of french fries.


Pixels Pints & Bytes


Smash patty with bacon jam, white cheddar pimento cheese and pickled onion.

Comes with choice of house cut fries or seasoned tots.


Starving Artist Cafe

Bacon Cheese Burger Breakfast Burrito

Cheddar, bacon, ground chuck, roasted potatoes,  scrambled eggs with our signature Red Pepper Aioli.



Beyond Burger Salad

Featuring Beyond Burger, red onion, tomato, pickles, and croutons on romaine, drizzled with special sauce.


The Ghent Gastropub

Birria Burger 

Two Smash patties covered in Oaxaca Cheese, topped with shredded beef brisket, and a white onion, lime, cilantro pico. Served with street corn, chips, and Birria consume for dipping.


The Public House

Pub Burger

Two 4-oz burger patties with choice of cheese, bacon jam, shredded lettuce, pickles, onion, and house sauce. 


Waters Edge Winery

The Boursin Smash Burger

Two fresh patties smashed, served on a brioche bun with fried onions, warm Boursin cheese and chimi aioli.