By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published May 19, 2014 at 8:15 AM

May is National Burger Month.

So, there’s really no better time to check out all the great burger options around town.

One of the spots known for their creative selection is the Miller Time Pub & Grill, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., which features unique burgers like the Burnt Ends Burger, featuring a steakhouse burger rubbed with a secret rib rub and topped with pork rib burnt ends, relish, onion straws and smothered with BBQ sauce.

But the pub knows there are even more fantastic burger ideas out there, so it's turned over the menu to the public with its "Burger Boss" contest.

Every three months, Miller Time Pub & Grill puts out a request to the public for unique burger recipes. Guests submit recipes via Facebook, and the culinary team selects their top three picks. The selections are then posted on Facebook for a public vote.

The burger with the most votes gets featured on Miller Time Pub & Grill’s menu for a limited time, and the person who submitted the winning burger is crowned "Burger Boss." Not only does the Burger Boss receive bragging rights, but he/she also gets a $100 Miller Time Pub & Grill gift card and dinner for six, featuring his/her masterpiece.

Now through May 26, three burgers are up for contention to be featured on the menu starting June 1:

  • "DeAnna's Original Turkey Burger" by DeAnna B includes a turkey  burger topped with turkey bacon, spinach, tomato and may on sourdough bread
  • The "Sriracha BALT Burger" by Emily S. is made with an all beef burger topped with avocado, lettuce, tomato, bacon and Siracha mayo.
  • "Taste of Mexico" by Mona G. features ground chorizo, fresh cilantro and Pepperjack cheese.

So cast your vote! And get your burger recipes ready for the next round of voting, which begins in early June.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.