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Here's yet another good reason to loosen up your belts for the Iowa State Fair. 

The 2019 Iowa’s Best Burger will be featured during the upcoming Iowa State Fair at the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters on Friday, August 9.

This year, Iowa’s Best Burger comes from Wood Iron Grille in Oskaloosa. Wood Iron Grille will feature its signature burger, the Wood Iron Original Burger.

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The award-winning burger includes a hand-pattied beef burger consisting of a mixture of ground chuck and beef short ribs and features applewood smoked bacon, a sweet and tangy onion jalapeño jam and smoked cheddar cheese.

The Wood Iron Original Burger will be sold for $9 at the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters and will be available to fair-goers for one day only, starting at 10 a.m. on August 9 while supplies last. 

“The Wood Iron Grille burger is very delicious and I think our customers will enjoy it,” said John Mortimer, manager of the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters. “This will give fair-goers the chance to try the award-winning burger if they are unable to travel to the restaurant in Oskaloosa.” 

Iowa’s Best Burger Contest is hosted annually by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

Nearly 6,000 nominations for 500 restaurants were received between February 11 and March 11 this year. The winner was announced on May 1.

The Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters is open daily during the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2019. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m. and lunch and dinner are served from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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