Deacon's New South participating in The James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project™

Deacon’s New South is proud to participate in The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project™, now in its fourth year. Chefs across the nation are going head to head competing for the best burger with a minimum 25% mushroom blend to promote sustainability and smart food practices.

"The JB Burger" combines the late spring harvest with our penchant for experimentation by marrying flavors from home and around the world. We grind dry aged beef and blend it 65/35 with crimini and shiitake mushrooms, then top the burger with a thick slice of pan-seared halloumi cheese, some fresh mustard greens just picked from our farm, a chimichurri of Koji-fermented green garlic and scape, and a ragout of pickled mushrooms. Then we finish it with a sprinkle of toasted crimini dust and serve it on the best classic egg dough bun made anywhere, from Charpier’s Bakery here in Nashville.

The JB Burger is available to order at Deacon's New South now!

Love our blended JB burger?

Help Us Win! VOTE for our Blended Burger and help us win a trip to cook at a Blended Burger ProjectTM event at the historic James Beard House.

By casting a vote, YOU COULD WIN an expenses-paid trip for two to the Blended Burger ProjectTM event at the James Beard House in New York City!*

*No purchase necessary. Ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 7/31/18. Visit to view Official Rules, including eligibility requirements, and judging criteria to cast your vote. Sponsor: The James Beard Foundation.

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